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Central Park Tower Duplex Seeks $150 Million; Bezos Buys in Nomad

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Central Park Tower Duplex Hits the Market Seeking $150 Million

Central Park Tower has unveiled its highest duplex: a $150 million penthouse on the 127th and 128th floors of the Billionaires Row building. The 11,535-square-foot condominium is one of the priciest residences to ever appear on the open market in New York. Spanning eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and one powder room, the residence sits more than 1,300 feet above street level and offers panoramic 270 degree views.

A 50-foot grand salon features three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive view over Central Park. The home’s first floor boasts a 30-foot formal dining room, a kitchen with cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes, a family room, a library, and a corner observatory, as well as two bedroom suites and a staff room with an ensuite. The second floor gives way to the primary suite with two full bathrooms and extensive closet space as well as four additional secondary bedrooms with ensuites. Monthly taxes run $31,325, while monthly common charges are $17,750. See floorplan.

Meier Partners’s One United Nations Park Welcomes Residents

Closings have commenced at One United Nations Park, the condominium building designed inside and out by Meier Partners along the East River waterfront in Murray Hill. Condominiums begin on the building’s 28th floor, affording the residences views over Manhattan and the East River. Currently available residences have one- to four-bedroom layouts with prices starting at $1.3 million. In addition to an in-residence Crestron smart home system that regulates lighting, temperature, and motorized shades, amenities include a private underground parking garage with a discreet motor court as well as a fitness center with a 70-foot indoor lap pool overlooking the East River.

New York Luxury Condos Outsold Co-Ops 26 to 3 Last Week

Condos have led the New York real estate market’s luxury comeback, with condos outselling co-ops “every week since the middle of December 2020, when co-ops managed to eke out a tie,” writes Donna Olshan in this week’s Olshan Report, which charts signed contracts for properties priced $4 million and over in Manhattan. Mansion Global, which covered the report, has the numbers to back it up: In the week ending Sunday, 79% of big-ticket deals were for condos, while they dominated 75% of deals the week prior. 

Jeff Bezos Spends $23 Million on Another 212 Fifth Avenue Condo

The New York Post has learned that Jeff Bezos has doled out $23 million for a 4,155-square-foot residence at 212 Fifth Avenue, the Nomad condominium building where the Amazon founder already owns some $96 million in real estate. The sale of residence 20A hit public records on Aug. 6 with the buyer listed as Gramercy Hudson LLC. The four-bedroom residence is Bezos’ fifth purchase in the building, joining a three-story penthouse, two condominiums on the floor directly below it, and an adjacent 20th-floor residence.

International Art Fair The Armory Show Returns to New York

The Armory Show returns to New York from Sept. 9 through 12, with modern and contemporary art from 157 international galleries on display. The show will take place at the Javits Center, its new and permanent venue as of March 2020, with a layout designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners that prioritizes social distancing and other safety precautions. Because of ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions, 55 additional galleries will take part in the fair virtually. As of July 29, 7,500 VIP attendees were confirmed to attend the in-person show. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance, with prices starting at $35 for students.