The Real Deal New York

Priciest, cheapest listings to hit the Manhattan market this week

January 10, 2014 12:00PM

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From left: 1040 Fifth Avenue and 530 Manhattan Avenue

The Corcoran Group’s Sharon Baum and Deborah Grubman had the priciest single-family listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $43 million co-op at 1040 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side. Owner Jeff Blau, CEO of the Related Companies, listed the property Wednesday, as The Real Deal reported. The three-bedroom home, which boasts views of Central Park, the Midtown skyline and down Fifth Avenue, features a private elevator and a wood-burning fireplace. The formal dining room leads onto a planting terrace, and the property also includes a library, designer chef’s kitchen with an adjoining playroom, mud room and a full laundry room. A staff bedroom and bathroom are adjacent to the kitchen, and the master suite boasts its own terrace, en suite bathroom, sitting room and two walk-in closets.

The week’s second most expensive listing, priced at $32.5 million, is located at nearby 740 Park Avenue in Lenox Hill. Formerly home to developer Kent Swig and his ex-wife Elizabeth, the property hit the market on Tuesday, as The Real Deal reported. Designed by architect Alan Wanzenberg, the five-bedroom co-op features hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings and a private elevator. A library, 25-foot formal dining room and chef’s kitchen are also perks of the lush pad, as well as a corner master suite with a fireplace, bath with double-sinks, custom vanity, separate shower and a soaking tub. A 25-foot dressing room is also part of the master suite, which is adjacent to a study room. John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.

Third on the pricey end this week is a $32 million Lenox Hill townhouse located at 153 East 63rd Street. The home boasts an interior court garden, dining and living rooms with cathedral ceilings, a library and five bathrooms with large en suite baths. Serena Boardman and Eva Mohr of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.

The cheapest listing to hit the Manhattan market this week is a $180,000 one-bedroom co-op at 530 Manhattan Avenue in Central Harlem. An HFDC restricted sale, the home cannot be purchased as an investment property or pied-a-terre and features an updated stainless kitchen and windowed bathroom. Brian Philliips and Wendy Rosario of Douglas Elliman have the listing.

Second cheapest this week is a $235,000 two-bedroom studio co-op located at 330 East 83rd Street in Yorkville. The listing is scant on description for this fixer-upper, but building amenities include a doorman, elevator, laundry, a live-in super and storage. Susan LeFevre and Janet Wilkinson of the Corcoran Group have the listing.

Last but not least on the inexpensive end this week is a 400-square-foot studio co-op at 225 East 36th Street in Murray Hill. The listing has an asking price of $289,000 and features a recently renovated kitchen with cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The unit also boasts hardwood floors, three large closets and open city and river views. The building was built in the 1960s and went co-op in 1975, according to the listing. Mattie Weiser and Frank Taliercio of Town Residential have the listing. – Julie Strickland

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