penthouses

Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

165 Perry Street, Dolly Lenz, glass floors, panoramic views

All it takes is one glance at this head-turner to see that it’s pretty special. The 11,000-square-foot duplex features glass floors, floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360 degree views of the Hudson River and the city, and 5,200 square feet of outdoor space in the form of several terraces. The stunning penthouse has had a time of it on the market, first popping up in 2012 with an $80,000 a month price tag, and then reappearing in October 2014 asking $95,000 a month. Now it’s trying its hand at the sales market for $39.8 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

mike meyers 72 mercer street penthouse, mike meyers nyc home, 72 mercer street penthouse

This isn’t quite the home we would picture for funny man Mike Myers, but even without the shag carpet (though there is a shag rug) and psychedelic wallpaper, his Soho penthouse still stuns. The Journal reports that the comedian has just listed his 4,200-square foot duplex at 72 Mercer Street for $16.95 million. In addition to boasting top-floor honors, the sleek and modern home comes with its own elevator, custom crafted bookshelves, a top of the line kitchen, massive skylights, 14-foot-high ceilings and fantastic rooftop views of the neighborhood.

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infographic, Polls, real estate trends

On Monday we took a look at an infographic from CityRealty that shows how much more penthouse buyers pay compared to their neighbors directly below. Analyzing the top penthouse sales recorded in 2014, they found that “high-rise top floor buyers on average shell out 11 percent more per square foot for their pads than their counterparts just below. Looking at the average selling price, this rings in at a whopping 75 percent more.” Tell us your thoughts on the findings.

Images: 30 Park Place (L); One57 (R)

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Compare and Contrast, Features, infographic, real estate trends, Recent Sales

30 park place penthouse

30 Park Place

So maybe you don’t get the coveted “PH” in your address, but you will save tens of millions of dollars by “slumming it” on the floor just below. The data gurus over at CityRealty analyzed the top penthouse sales recorded in 2014 and found that high-rise top floor buyers on average shell out 11 percent more per square foot for their pads than their counterparts just below. Looking at the average selling price, this rings in at a whopping 75 percent more.

Is the PH premium worth it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

check out the full infographic here

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

1158 Fifth Avenue #PH, glass conservatory and rooftop terrace, solarium, Pamela and Richard Scurry

Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group and investor on the popular television show “Shark Tank,” has snatched up a fittingly glamorous Upper East Side penthouse for $10 million with her husband, former FBI agent William Higgins, according to a report yesterday by the Post and city records released today.

When we ogled the listing at back in October, the 11-room duplex at 1158 Fifth Avenue had just dropped its price to $9.95 million, having originally gone on the market in 2013 for $14.5 million. The sellers are interior and landscape designer Pamela Scurry and her husband Richard. Though the home is currently filled with antique furnishings and old-world details, the real selling point was likely the massive terrace, conservatory, and solarium overlooking Central Park.

Take a look around the stunning home here

Chelsea, Design, Interiors

Innocad, 459 West 18th Street

The super-modern, asymmetrical building at 459 West 18th Street undoubtedly makes a statement in the Chelsea streetscape, but all those angles present a very untraditional interior composition. So when designing the penthouse, the architects at Innocad made a conscious decision to embrace the building’s angled individuality, mixing European design and New York lifestyle to create a fresh atmosphere. They also added a very unexpected and subtle art piece that pays homage to Marilyn Monroe (can you spot it?).

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Cool Listings, Design, Interiors

DHD Interiors, Tribeca Penthouse

One of the key challenges to successful design is understanding the day-to-day needs of your client and marrying those needs with a sensorially pleasing aesthetic. When tasked with reconfiguring this 5,500-square-foot triplexed penthouse found in one of New York’s original cast iron façade buildings, DHD Interiors‘ goal was “to create a cool and chic family home ideal for entertaining but also conducive to a fun family life.”  See more photos of DHD’s design

Real Estate Wire

60 Warren Street penthouse
  • Exploring the last remaining wild spaces on the East River in Hunter’s Point. [Curbed]
  • NYC’s oldest $20M+ listing, a rooftop mansion at 60 Warren Street in Tribeca, has sold for $24.5M after sitting on the market for nine years. [NYO]
  • Yet another rent-stabilized tenant has been sued for putting her apartment on Airbnb. [NYP]
  • Construction will start on the tiny $3.85M elevated park positioned along Forsyth Street right off the Manhattan Bridge. [Bowery Boogie]
  • The stop work order has been lifted at One57, following Tuesday’s incident when a sheet of plexiglass fell from the tower onto two cars. [Metropolis]

Images: 60 Warren Street penthouse; Hunter’s Point by Nathan Kensinger via Curbed (R)

Cool Listings, Long Island City

46-30 Center Boulevard, The View at East Coast, Long Island City condos, Basil Messados

A local taxi mogul is hoping to set the record for most expensive single-family home ever sold in Queens. The Long Island City penthouse at 46-30 Center Boulevard is listed for $5.4 million, and the current record is a $3.35 million sale that went through last year in LIC. According to the Daily News, the three-bedroom pad was last purchased for just $2.5 million in 2009. The impressive penthouse features an expansive wraparound terrace, exquisite dark wood floors, and cathedral ceilings.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

90 Remsen Street, bucolic penthouse, original detail, urban oasis outdoor deck

If you like your city with a side of country, you’ll love this Brooklyn Heights duplex penthouse on Remsen Street, asking $2.675 million. This place is the definition of the best of both worlds: a city pad with a bucolic vibe, original details with modern technology, plus it’s spacious and has a private planted deck while still being close to transportation and neighborhood hot spots. Yes, this penthouse definitely earns the title of most well-rounded.

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