UPDATED, 3:32 p.m., Jan. 28: A trio of top-floor penthouses in the Centurion returned to the market today after a brief hiatus, holding steady with the $39 million price tag the combo-unit has held since it was first listed in 2012.
The 9,098-square-foot spread, which boasts a total of ten-bedrooms and ten baths, was originally offered as three independent units, New York Residence broker Thomas Guss, who has the listing, told The Real Deal. The trio consists of one full-floor penthouse and two duplexes above, which hit the market as a packaged deal in 2012 after a London art collector suggested combining them to create a 10,000-square-foot triplex with four terraces. By the time it was determined that such a luxe offering would be possible, the buyer had moved on, and so the property as he dreamed was formally listed. Now, the listing is up for grabs as a customizable triplex, with architect Sandi Pei “at your disposal,” according to the listing.
“We have several buyers circling around, one of them has even retained his own architect to come up with customization options,” Guss told The Real Deal.“Since this particular buyer just surfaced in early 2014 we will see if the offer is acceptable, given the amount of work the buyer expects the developer to do.”
The tri-level über-penthouse was pulled from the market in November of 2013, according to Guss, so that the full-floor portion could be completely redesigned. The plan was to re-list the property and unveil it on Sunday Feb. 2, but a Tuesday morning StreetEasy snafu set the listing live several days early, Guss said.
The 17-story building, developed as a joint venture between Antonio Development and Stillman Development International, was completed in June of 2009. Famed architect I.M. Pei generated considerable buzz for the project, which nonetheless sputtered along with no sales prior to 2012. Douglas Elliman’s Bracha Group was initially tapped to market the property, then New York Residence came online as the exclusive sales agent in 2012. There have since been 40 closings in the building, which is managed by Douglas Elliman Property Management. Six sponsor units now remain, ranging from a $5.5 million for a two-bedroom to the $39 million triplex penthouse.