It was pretty big news back in June when Penthouse IV at the landmarked Puck Building sold for $28 million, netting real estate tycoon Jared Kushner a pretty penny. It was the second largest out of the six units in the penthouse-only building. As we reported then, there were four others that were yet to be listed, and they were expected to sell for between $21 and $60 million.
Well, it looks like we weren’t too far off the mark, as two additional penthouses at 295 Lafayette Street have now listed for a combined $57 million. PHII, is a three-bedroom, five-bathroom home, with 5,222 square feet of interior space and 800 square feet of outdoor space, listed for $35.1 million; and PHVI, the smallest of the “limited edition” penthouses at 4,895 square feet, is on the market for $22 million (it originally went up for sale in January for $21 million).
PHII, listed for $35.1 million
The 128-year-old Puck Building was designed in the German Rundbogenstil style of Romanesque Revival architecture by architect Albert Wagner. It house the printing facility of J. Ottmann Lithographing Company and then Puck Magazine, which folded in 1918. It then saw a slew of other printing tenants, including Spy Magazine in the 1980’s, and more recently was occupied by NYU (you also might recognize the building from Will & Grace; it stood in as the exterior of Grace’s office).
At the beginning of the year, current owner Kushner Properties introduced the Puck Penthouses, the six luxurious residences that start public showings as of today. Thanks to the building’s landmarked status, and Kushner’s own diligence, original details including exposed brick walls, barrel vaulted ceilings, and cast-iron columns were preserved. A rooftop addition was also added to the building to accommodate the spacious homes. Each unit has its own unique layout, and the project’s architects, Jose Ramirez and Sherida Paulson of PKSB Architects, outfitted each with handmade fixtures, finishes, and appliances (such as $50,000 custom-made La Cornue stoves).
The largest of the units, PHI (which is featured in the photos here), hasn’t yet hit the market, but it’s expected to list for around $60 million.
Via The Real Deal
Photos and floorplans courtesy of Sotheby’s
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