Once upon a time, everybody wanted their high-rise living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that boasted jaw-dropping views as far as the eye can see. Well, those times are over. The mega-luxury towers being built today are being thrust skywards as high as the concrete and steel can carry them, so they’ve got to have more than just living-room views. And the newest must-have amenity is the bathtub view! Admittedly, taking in a skyline view while enjoying the hot, relaxing satisfaction of luxuriating in a bubble bath isn’t something one would turn down.
The highest closed deal ever below Canal Street was a penthouse at 14 Hudson Street for $30.55 million in 2009, which, of course, is now back on the market with an asking price of $48 million. Well, that sounds like a lot, but 443 Greenwich Street—with its uber-luxury penthouse—could smash the record and set a new benchmark.
Singer, actress, model, socialite, jewelry designer, and, oh, right, the granddaughter of the one and only Conrad Hilton, has just snapped up a $4.9 million penthouse at 738 Broadway. Thankfully, it’s a pet-friendly building, so her seven cute little doggies won’t have to miss her while she’s staying in New York City.
The very fact that the 47th-floor-apartment belongs to Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady makes the beautiful views through its floor-to-ceiling windows, the four large bedrooms covering over 3,310 square feet, and the jaw-dropping bathroom all the more stunning. The supermodel/quarterback couple are asking $40,000 a month for the luxury apartment—or $42,500 furnished. The couple bought the suite just a year ago for $14 million.
SOHA is indeed on the rise! The up and coming South Harlem neighborhood continues to soar, with its newly listed $4.3 million condo taking the title as the most expensive home in the area.
Located at 301 West 118th Street the four-bedroom four-and-a-half bathroom condo at SoHa118 boasts 3,456-square-feet of luxurious living space that includes a den, a large living and dining area, an expansive terrace that stretches 753-square-feet, and a fireplace that would feel great on those cold New York City nights.
Developer, Ian Bruce Eichner, is bringing SyFy’s slogan, “Imagine Greater” to life in Harlem. Recent designs from Community Board 11 depict two futuristic buildings which look like they could have been featured in a Sy-Fy movie. Eichner’s plan is to introduce two 32-story (320 feet) residential towers at 1800 Park Avenue; upon completion they will be Harlem’s tallest.
The former Con-Ed switch station turned lavish loft apartment at 215 Lafayette Street seems to be unabashedly using the fact that Beyoncé once shot a music video there to justify its uber expensive $80,000 a month price tag.
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is apparently moving into the “The Wolf of Wall Street” featured Milan Condominium at 300 East 55th Street, since her fiancé Nick Loeb has just rented an apartment there.
We New Yorkers love our shopping. But what we especially love is online shopping. Passing a lazy Sunday morning in the cozy comfort of our bed, ordering up a storm on Amazon.com – It really does beat battling the crowds on Broadway. Let’s face it, we’ve become lazy with our shopping. But with so few incentives nowadays to actually step foot inside a store, who can blame us?