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Manhattanite Lists Columbus Circle Abode for $1.8 Million in Cryptocurrency; Downtown Miami’s Anticipated Okan Tower Breaks Ground

By: Ameena Walker

Manhattanite Lists Columbus Circle Apartment for $1.8 Million in Cryptocurrency 

Despite a suffering cryptocurrency market, Manhattan resident and crypto enthusiast Ronen Segev is looking to sell his two-bedroom abode at 340 West 57th Street in Columbus Circle for $1.8 million in either Bitcoin or Ethereum. According to the New York Post, Segev isn’t deterred by the declining crypto market and says that he is “bullish long-term.”

As for the apartment, Segev spent about $500,000 renovating the space, after purchasing it for  $1.025 million in 2009. The light-filled home boasts oversized casement windows, beamed living room ceilings, an open kitchen with bamboo finishes, and a king-sized bedroom with a built-in walk-in closet.

Hedge Fund Billionaire and Milwaukee Bucks Co-Owner Sells Miami Beach Condo for $18.7 Million

Billionaire and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Jamie Dinan has parted ways with his five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom condominium at Miami Beach’s luxe Faena House, reports The Real Deal. The residence spans 4,730 square feet and sold for $3,953 per square foot ($18.7 million in total) to an unknown buyer.

The 20-story waterfront building has witnessed high transaction volume for its ultrawealthy hedge fund residents. Just last month, hedge fund manager Leonard Licht and his wife, Judith Licht, sold their sixth-floor home at Faena House for $15.5 million, and last year, billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin sold his two penthouses at the oceanfront building in two separate deals for $35 million and $11.2 million. 

Faena House Miami Beach offers 47 fully finished residences in four floor plans ranging from about 1,300 square feet to nearly 5,000 square feet. Each residence features a signature outdoor wraparound terrace—or “alero”—along with stunning views of the ocean, bay, and Miami skyline.

Closings Commence at Upper East Side’s Boutique Hotel-Inspired The Leyton

The Leyton, a new residential condominium development on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has begun closings on its 38 hotel-inspired one- to four-bedroom residences, including 10 full-floor homes and one duplex penthouse, all situated above the 24th-floor Brandy Room. The 37-story tower features interiors by Elena Frampton, and each residence includes loft-like ceiling heights, oversized windows that give view to the surrounding neighborhood, sleek open kitchens with integrated appliances, and radiant-heated floors. 

There are two levels of amenity spaces designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, which include a fitness studio, a pet spa, and the Brandy Room with indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces and skyline views. BHB provides concierge services.

Residences are available for immediate occupancy, with one-bedroom homes available from $2.257 million, two-bedroom homes from $3.759 million, and three-bedroom homes from $8.35 million.

Downtown Miami’s Anticipated Okan Tower Breaks Ground

Construction is officially underway at Okan Tower, Downtown Miami’s forthcoming 70-story condominium and hotel building. The glassy development is being led by Okan Group, which is run by Turkish billionaire Bekir Okan, and will bring 163 residences, a 316-key Hilton Miami Bayfront Hotel, 263 short-term rental residences powered by Hilton Hotels, and 64,000 square feet of office space to the center of the neighborhood.

Located at 555 North Miami Avenue, Okan Tower showcases a curvy, tulip-inspired design by Florida-based architects Behar Font & Partners and is set to be one of Miami’s tallest towers at 902 feet once complete in 2026. Residences will range from studios to three bedrooms, along with four duplex penthouse residences ranging in size from 1,872 to 2,142 square feet. Amenities are expected to include a sky pool on the 70th floor, a Turkish hammam spa, a fitness center, in-home private dining, and a movie theater, among other exceptional perks. Prices start at $2,000 per square foot.

Zeckendorf’s Upper East Side Development at 1289 Lexington Is Coming to Market

The Upper East Side’s 1289 Lexington, formerly known as “The Hayworth,” is gearing up to hit the market after being acquired and revamped by Zeckendorf Development. The building’s 61 two- to five-bedroom apartments are marketed between $2.995 million and $18.25 million, offering open layouts with traditional materials and interiors by Lee Mindel. Amenities include a well-appointed fitness center, a library, a residents’ lounge, and educational and professional spaces, as well as a rooftop terrace.