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Celebrities, Gramercy Park, Manhattan, Recent Sales

Photo by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Supermodel Cara Delevingne purchased Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon’s Gramercy Park penthouse for $10,800,000 in an off-market deal, according to CityRealty and confirmed by property records. Located at 34 Gramercy Park East, the four-unit triplex combo penthouse was last listed for $15,000,000. The colorfully-decorated home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and office space, in addition to a number of unique features. Measuring 5,000 square feet across three floors, the residence has a custom staircase that connects all three levels, and even secret passageways, as 6sqft previously reported.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

All photos courtesy of Nina Poon/MW Studio for the Corcoran Group

Writer and director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, costume designer Catherine Martin, are selling their Gramercy Park townhouse for $19,995,000, as the Wall Street Journal first reported. Located at 243 East 17th Street, the 28-foot-wide Anglo-Italianate-style six-bedroom home sits on Stuyvesant Square Park, within the area’s historic district. Inside, the Australian couple put their own creative touch on the 19th-century home, with dramatic, patterned wallpaper, bright colors, and carefully curated furniture.

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Cool Listings, Features

Sharing space with roommates in a small New York City apartment has never been easy. But doing so during a pandemic while many are still working from home? Almost impossible. As winter approaches and takes safe outdoor activities with it, now may be a good time to look for your own apartment. And with average rents still down compared to the same period last year, you’re more likely to scoop up a decent deal. For those ready to ditch the roommates, we’ve found five studio apartments perfect for one, from a sunny Sutton Place rental for $1,538/month to a $2,479/month junior one-bedroom with amenities in Gramercy Park.

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Cool Listings, Features

With New York City’s listing inventory hitting its highest level in 14 years and net effective rents still falling, according to a new report by real estate appraisers at Miller Samuel, this may be the best time for renters to snag a good deal on an apartment. This week, we’re taking a look at the best rentals currently on the market for under $3,000/month. From a Brooklyn studio with outdoor space and on-site laundry to a bright corner one-bedroom on the Lower East Side, find out just how far $3,000 will get you in NYC right now.

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Cobble Hill, hudson yards, little italy, real estate trends, Recent Sales, Tribeca

Hudson Yards, Vessel

Photo: Ajay Suresh via Flickr.

According to Property Shark’s just-released ranking of New York City’s most expensive neighborhoods, Tribeca once again takes the top spot in residential sales with a median price of $4.34 million. The bigger news is Hudson Yards, on the list for the first time as the city’s second-costliest neighborhood in Q2 of 2019 at $3.86 million. Also notable was Little Italy, the city’s third most expensive neighborhood, which saw median home prices increase by 153 percent over last year’s numbers.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

160 East 26th Street, Gramercy Park, co-op

A Manhattan penthouse doesn’t always have to equal a pricy, seven-figure price tag. For a cool $759,000, this rare Gramercy Park find offers a top-floor one-bedroom residence with a private roof terrace, just steps away from Madison Square Park. A wood-burning fireplace, a compact, triplex layout, and modern upgrades throughout round out the package and make this unit at 160 East 26th Street a total steal.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

60 Gramercy Park North, cool listings, gramercy park

This classic six co-op in the venerable 60 Gramercy Park North goes beyond just prewar charm. Designer decor by Starrett Ringbom is eye-popping, eclectic and fun, while providing a contrast for the home’s lovely architectural details. The high floor home, asking $5.295 million, comes with park views and a coveted key to Manhattan’s only private park.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park, Interiors

34 Gramercy Park East

Listing photos by Elizabeth Dooley, Dooley Images; Staging by Jason Saft from StagedToSell LLC

Originally built in 1883, Manhattan’s first co-op at 34 Gramercy Park East was described as “a craggy, mysterious red brick and red terra-cotta pile whose Queen Anne forms are among the city’s most spectacular,” in the 1988 AIA Guide to New York. A rare listing in the nine-unit building has just hit the market for $1,750,000, and it comes with a coveted set of keys to Gramercy Park. The two-bedroom unit features beautiful original moldings, wood floors, a decorative fireplace, and exposed brick accents.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park, kips bay

215 east 24th Street, kips bay, gramercy, cool listings, maisonettes, duplexes

Image courtesy of Compass; photo credit: Rise Media.

As if the building name–The Penny Lane–of this unusual home at 215 East 24th Street in Manhattan’s Kips Bay wasn’t sweet enough, the building is a former ice cream factory that was transformed into a full-service co-op. On the market for $825,000, this maisonette-style apartment is accessible through a private entrance from the street or via a full-service lobby. It’s a duplex of sorts, with loft-like proportions and an interesting layout.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park, Historic Homes

40 Gramercy Park North

Here’s a rare opportunity to own one of only five remaining single-family townhouses with a Gramercy Park address and one of the city’s most coveted accessories: keys to the famous neighboring park. A former 19th-century boarding house with rooms “decorated with ferns, foliage, and Autumn flowers,” according to an 1895 article in The Times, 40 Gramercy Park North is one of the last survivors from the initial period of development around the park, now sandwiched between two large apartment buildings. For $14,950,000 the six-story home carries plenty of historic charm but has been updated for modern living, complete with an elevator.

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