6sqft’s 10 most-read ‘cool listings’ of 2022

Posted On Fri, December 30, 2022 By

Posted On Fri, December 30, 2022 By In Cool Listings, Features, Most Read Stories

6sqft published more than 225 stories on “cool listings” this year. We’ve put together a list of our 10 most-read features on New York City apartments that hit the market this year, including the highest residence in the world (the $250 million penthouse at Central Park Tower), Manhattan’s oldest home (the East Village house was built by the Stuyvesant family), a Frank Lloyd Wright gem in the Hudson Valley (for only $1.5 million), a $12 million Park Slope townhouse that once held eight apartments (it underwent a $6 million renovation), and a few celebrity listings (Andy Cohen’s West Village home is a must-see).


Photo: LPG for Sotheby’s International Realty


Photo credit: Daniel Wang for Sotheby’s International Realty

1. For $65M, this remarkable Gilded Age mansion on the UWS has a rooftop conservatory and river views
Asking $65,000,000, the 12,000-square-foot, seven-story Renaissance Revival-style townhouse at 25 Riverside Drive on Manhattan’s Upper West Side harkens back to the city’s Gilded Age, when Riverside Park was lined with single-family mansions. Unmistakable from the outside, the palatial corner property with rounded facades of limestone and brick has breathtaking river and Palisades views from three exposures, 70 windows, and a rooftop conservatory. Built in the 1890s, this unique home was designed by prominent architect C.P.H. Gilbert for American Book Company editor-in-chief Herbert Horace Vail.


Photos courtesy of Travis Mark

2. $12M Park Slope townhouse with four terraces, a garage, and gym was formerly eight apartments
One in a row of 12 Romanesque Revival townhouses that line the street across from Prospect Park, this graceful five-story Park Slope brownstone at 608 Fifth Street is the result of a $6 million renovation by its owners, design pros The Brooklyn Home Company. The home’s covetable attributes befit a mansion with an asking price of $11.995 million, including multiple terraces, a rooftop kitchen, a basement gym, a rebuilt central spiral staircase, and a private garage with a full glass wall. According to the Wall Street Journal, the landmarked home was built in its current grand style at the turn of the 20th century and converted in the 1940s into an eight-unit apartment building.

Photo: Cody Boone for SERHANT.


 Photo: Evan Joseph

3. Triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower asks record $250M
Living atop the world’s tallest residential tower won’t come cheap. The triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower hit the market on Monday for an astonishing $250 million, set to become the country’s most expensive sale ever if the home fetches the asking price. The highest residence in the world sits 1,416 feet above New York City on Billionaires’ Row and takes up the building’s 129th, 130th, and 131st floors.


Photo credit: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

4. $7.9M Upper East Side townhouse with a glass rear facade takes live-work balance to a new level
From its distinctive mansard roof to a full-height lower-level office floor, 240 East 68th Street is a unique find on one of Manhattan’s loveliest blocks. Asking $7,900,000, this 5,400-square-foot single-family townhouse mixes 19th-century traditional style and stunning contemporary design, then adds the convenience of ample office space. Originally constructed in 1899, the home currently has seven bedrooms, five working fireplaces, a roof terrace, a glass-paned rear facade–and an elevator to put all of it within easy reach.


Photo credit: MW Studio for The Corcoran Group

5. Manhattan’s oldest home, a 1795 East Village house built by the Stuyvesant family, asks $8.9M
Old house lovers will want to note this sale: Manhattan’s oldest home, built in 1795 for Nicholas Stuyvesant, a great great grandson of city founder Peter Stuyvesant, is on the market for $8,900,000. The East Village townhouse at 44 Stuyvesant Street in the St. Marks Place Historic District has retained most of its original layout, according to Mansion Global. The 5,500-square-foot, 24-foot-wide home is the oldest building in Manhattan that has been used continuously as a single-family dwelling.


Photos: Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

6. A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hudson Valley home 30 minutes from Manhattan asks $1.5M
A well-preserved mid-century prefab home in New York designed by prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright hit the market this week. Surrounded by woods in the Hudson Valley hamlet of Blauvelt, the “Socrates Zaferiou House” was designed by Wright in a variation of his trademark Usonian style. Asking $1,525,000, the single-family home features a flat roof, L-shaped open floor plan, asymmetrical forms, and large windows to bring the outside in.


Photo credit:  Evan Joseph

7. Amy Schumer lists her Upper West Side ‘secret garden’ penthouse for $15M
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer is selling her Upper West Side penthouse at 190 Riverside Drive. Asking $15,000,000, Schumer purchased what she calls her “Manhattan dream apartment” for $12,150,000 in 2016. Surrounded on every side and on the roof above by 3,000 square feet of verdant planted terraces, and centered around a glass-wrapped solarium living room, the five-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot condominium is indeed a New York City dream home–even if it’s no longer a secret. Schumer told the Journal she and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, are moving–likely to Brooklyn–to be closer to their son’s school.


Photo credit: Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International Realty

8. $17.8M Brooklyn Heights waterfront townhouse has an elevator, garage, and loads of original details
If you crave a historic brownstone with original architectural details, this 5,050-square-foot, four-story home at 77 Columbia Heights will certainly get your attention. Immaculately restored interior architecture frames a Brooklyn Heights corner townhouse with East River and Manhattan views from almost every room. In addition to state-of-the-art modern updates (including an elevator), the 25-foot-wide townhouse, asking $17,777,000, comes with a two-car garage, a wine cellar and gym, and a landscaped roof deck with a custom outdoor kitchen.


Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

9. Hugh Jackman lists sprawling West Village triplex for $39M
Australian actor Hugh Jackman has listed his massive triplex apartment in the West Village for an impressive $38,900,000. As first reported by the New York Post, the five-bedroom home takes up three floors of 176 Perry Street, a Hudson River-facing condominium designed by acclaimed architect Richard Meier. The A-lister, who played Wolverine in X-Men and is currently starring in a revival of The Music Man on Broadway, bought the palatial pad for $21,000,000 in 2008.


Photos: Brown Harris Stevens

10. Andy Cohen buys West Village penthouse with two floors of outdoor space, last listed for $18.3M
TV host Andy Cohen has bought a palatial West Village penthouse that boasts two floors of outdoor space. As first reported by the New York Post, the home sits atop 299 West 12th Street, a 17-story pre-war condominium built by iconic developer Bing & Bing and designed by Emery Roth. The home has nearly 3,000 square feet of interior space, along with roughly 2,000 square feet of terrace space that offers unique unobstructed city and Hudson River views. While it’s not yet known what Cohen, who lives on nearby Horatio Street, paid for the three-bedroom apartment, it was last listed for $18.3 million.

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