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F1 Champ Sells $49.5M Triplex; Live in Luxury at Sea

Dec 16, 2021 | By: Samantha Bolton

One Steuart Lane Model Residence Gets an Artfully Subdued Interior

Design and branding studio frenchCALIFORNIA has unveiled a model residence at San Francisco’s One Steuart Lane that encapsulates the California modernist aesthetic. The curation of modern collectible design pieces that dot the model unit pays homage to the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed building’s minimalist architecture and contemporary interiors. Helmed by Guillaume Coutheillas, frenchCALIFORNIA partnered with Laguna Beach-based Peter Blake Gallery, a leading exhibitor of West Coast minimalism, for the interiors.

The staging features work by renowned artists and designers, including James Turrell, Rick Owens, Vladimir Kagan, Lita Albuquerque, and Tony Delap. Of the residence, Peter Blake says: “Together, we were able to create a flat fit for a collector of California minimalism—including American light and space and hard-edge artists—and modern design spanning the ‘30s Bauhaus to early ‘70s French. The residence exudes sophistication and refinement.” Residences at One Steuart Lane are priced from $1.2 million to over $10 million, and range in size from one to three bedrooms.

At $49.5 Million, Penthouse Sale Is Downtown Manhattan’s Priciest Deal This Year

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has offloaded his Tribeca residence, a triplex penthouse at star-studded 443 Greenwich Street, for $49.5 million, the New York Post reports. The sale represents the priciest Downtown property to trade in 2021, beating out a penthouse at 421 Broome Street that sold for $49 million in November, as well as the $45 million deal for a penthouse at 56 Leonard

The 443 Greenwich Street penthouse covers 8,900 square feet and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, and a rooftop terrace with a plunge pool. The buyer’s identity is shielded by an LLC based out of Seattle. The building, a former bookbindery, has many famous current and past residents, including The Weeknd, Harry Styles, and Meg Ryan.

London Penthouse With ‘Enshrined’ Landmark Views Seeks £17.5 Million

At Belvedere Gardens, a penthouse overlooking the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament is on the market for £17.5 million ($23.1 million), Mansion Global has learned. The four-bedroom residence is the first completed of five planned top-floor units at Southbank Place, the residential development that also includes Thirty Casson Square and One Casson Square. 

The 3,778-square-foot penthouse covers Belvedere Gardens’ entire 10th floor, and sports two primary bedroom suites, two kitchens, and a terrace. The penthouse’s main kitchen overlooks Big Ben, while the primary living space features nearly 15-foot ceilings with full-height glass walls that overlook the River Thames. The interiors of the 97 residences at Belvedere Gardens are designed by Goddard Littlefair.

“The views are unbelievable,” Brian De’ath, managing director of residential sales at developer Canary Wharf Group, told Mansion Global. “You’ve got Jubilee Park, and the county hall below, so you’re in the lucky position of knowing that those views are enshrined—whereas, in many cities, you never quite know what else might be built and pop right up into your lovely view. We were sitting up there the other evening and it felt rather powerful being up there at night.”

Upper East Side Penthouse Goes Into Contract for $35 Million

A penthouse of 109 East 79, the Art Deco meets Bauhaus-inspired condominium building designed inside and out by Steven Harris Architects, has gone into contract for $35 million, the New York Post has learned. Listed three weeks ago, the residence encompasses 5,700 square feet and has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and a landscaped rooftop. Currently available residences in the building include PH17, a 6,548-square-foot five-bedroom asking $29.35 million, and 11W, a 4,129-square-foot five-bedroom seeking $16.55 million.

Live at Sea on This New Luxury Residential Ocean Liner

Global citizens with a thirst for adventure can now live in luxury at sea: A residential cruise ship by Storylines, called the MV Narrative, is now offering the opportunity to own a cabin on the luxury liner that will circle the globe every three and a half years. 

In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, cited by The Real Deal, Storylines CEO Alister Punton said that destinations are determined by the ship’s residents. “The concept is different from an around-the-world vacation cruise ship, which generally spends hours in each port with many at-sea days to achieve circumnavigation within a few months,” Punton said. “The Narrative itinerary will be announced closer to sailing with a plan to ‘follow the sun.’” The liner will spend about three months in each geographical region, and about three days in the ports of call.

The liner’s 547 residences will range from 237 square feet to 1,970 square feet, with prices starting around $300,000 for an interior studio residence and topping out at $8 million for a duplex penthouse. Some residences are being offered through 12- and 24-year leases. Residences purchased outright come with a perpetuity clause, meaning owners will be able to transfer their ownership to a future ship without additional purchase. In addition to a bevy of food, dining, and recreation options, the MV Narrative offers on-site educational and medical facilities.