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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

45 West 10th Street, Julia Roberts, Greenwich Village real estate, NYC celebrity real estate

America’s sweetheart, actress Julia Roberts, is unloading her beachy Greenwich Village apartment, according to the Post. The listing, which is not yet public, is held by Stribling and describes a 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom co-op at postwar building 45 West 10th Street. Roberts bought the penthouse apartment for $3,895,400 in 2010 and now hopes to get $4.5 million for it.

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Features, History, People

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There’s nothing like owning thousands of square feet of living space inside a penthouse, particularly in a town where power is measured by the size of one’s apartment. Ever wonder when the very first penthouse was built in Manhattan? It was in 1925, when George Fuller Construction Company decided to develop a 14-story apartment house at 1107 Fifth Avenue between 91st and 92nd Streets.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

1 East 62nd Street, Joan Rivers, Spencer condominium

It’s been almost five months since the late, great Joan Rivers’s opulent Upper East Side penthouse hit the market for $28 million, and now the Post is reporting that the lavish triplex at 1 East 62nd Street may have a new owner. “Last Thursday, its final day, art and antiques storage specialists packed and hauled the remainder of what was heading to Christie’s and elsewhere… The sale’s not gone to contract, but there is a buyer,” notes the paper.

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DUMBO, Recent Sales, Starchitecture

205 Water Street, interior designer Athena Calderone, DJ Victor Calderone, outdoor space

When we have something to celebrate we usually do it with a glass of wine and some cake, but starchitect Bjarke Ingels is toasting his recently revealed design for 2 World Trade Center with a $3.89 million Dumbo penthouse. The Daily News reports that Ingels will be moving into the three-bedroom duplex at 205 Water Street, which offers a whopping 2,344 square feet of outdoor space, spread across four terraces, that provides the perfect view of the architect’s impending Financial District tower. The sellers of the industrial-chic pad are interior designer and lifestyle guru Athena Calderone and her music producer husband, DJ Victor Calderone, who bought the home for $2.3 million in 2012 and originally listed it for $4.3 million back in January.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

502 Park Avenue, Trump Park Avenue, hotel amenities, multiple terraces

It looks like Trump Park Avenue‘s Penthouse 31/32 is still looking for a buyer, a year and a half after a chopping $10 million off of its $45 million asking price. This 6,278-square-foot duplex has such a storied past on the market, you practically need an ESPN commentator to narrate it Kentucky Derby style. It made its first showing in 2007, asking $45 million. It raised the price to $51 million in 2008, after renovations. It returned in 2009, after another hiatus, asking a much lower $31 million. Then it disappeared for a few years before reappearing in 2013 with its original price tag of $45 million. Three months later it slashed $10 million off the price, landing at $35 million. Will this lavish home ever find the perfect owner with the perfect wallet?

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

144 Duane Street, Tribeca, rental, mansion

144 Duane Street in Tribeca has an interesting history behind it. The 150-year-old limestone building was originally used as a shoe factory and was later transformed into an insane single-family mansion. The 23,000-square-foot home was outfitted with a basketball court in the basement, a landscaped roof deck, and a crazy glass staircase. It hit the market in 2011, asking $45 million, and when a buyer never turned up it hit the rental market, asking $100,000 a month. It eventually sold in 2013 for $43 million, according to public records. The owner then converted the mansion into four rental apartments asking between $12,500 and $85,000 a month. Are you keeping track? This unit, a triplex penthouse, is the one asking $85,000, and it’s just as insane as you’d expect it to be, with a massive 10,829-square-foot footprint, five bedrooms, and a crystal-like glass topper.

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Celebrities, Interiors, Recent Sales, Soho

158 mercer street penthouse

It’s official, rocker Jon Bon Jovi is now free of the 158 Mercer Street digs he’s been trying to unload for the past for two years. First reported by The Real Deal, city records filed this afternoon show that the home traded hands for a whopping $34 million; although at first this seems like a pretty penny, it’s actually way down from its original ask of $42 million. The buyer is Austrian-American businessman and investor Gerhard Andlinger, who previously called a sprawling 8,300-square-footer at the Time Warner Center his home.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

303 East 77th Street, Robert Manfred

Just in time for the height of MLB season, Robert Manfred, the freshly appointed Commissioner of Baseball who is a known Yankees fan, has scooped up an Upper East Side penthouse condo. He and his wife Colleen paid $5,575,000 for the full-floor, three-bedroom pad, according to city records released today. Located at 303 East 77th Street, the home also boasts 2,559 square feet of interior space and with 809 square feet of outdoor space comprised of three terraces and a balcony.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Midtown East

5 Tudor City Place, penthouse

If you want an apartment that will truly bowl people over, and you have millions to spare, look no further than this penthouse unit at 5 Tudor City Place in Turtle Bay (h/t Curbed). Massive windows, soaring ceilings, and a private terrace with griffins and gargoyles will definitely impress. The seller is Gordon Bowen, founder of the big-time advertising firm mcgarrybowen. He’s unloading his Don Draper-worthy penthouse to the tune of $7.2 million.

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Design, Features, Interiors

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New York City is abuzz with penthouse talk, whether it’s the $100M blockbuster sale at One57, the unbelievable $150M ask for the topper at the Sony Building, or if it’s all the chatter around just how much more folks are willing to pay to have these two letters in their address: PH. While we love playing the game “If I had the money…” as much the next person, we thought before we start daydreaming too far out of our financial means—or cursing the system altogether—that we’d pay homage to the city’s “other penthouses,” the ones far closer in reach. Okay, so they’re really just tiny attics or additions, but what each of these little spaces lacks in floor area, they certainly make up in character. Check out some of the coolest, cutest and just downright amazing attic spaces we’ve dug up ahead!

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