The Real Deal New York

Steepest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan market this week

On the high side: William Randolph Hearst’s UWS quintuplex. On the low: Manhattan Avenue “diamond in the rough”

March 14, 2014 01:36PM

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From left: 57 East 64th Street and 900 West 190th Street

Domus Realty’s Giampiero Rispo had the priciest single-family residential listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $48 million townhouse at 57 East 64th Street in Lenox Hill. The Gilded Age mansion, styled after a chateau in France’s Loire Valley, spans 14,000 square feet and includes eight bedrooms, seven baths, wrought-iron double front doors and a huge major fireplace. The original iron work remains in the sculptural staircase, which leads to a skylight with leaded glass.

Second on the pricey end this week is a $42 million townhouse at 22 East 64th Street, also in Lenox Hill. The Italian renaissance-style mansion, located just off Fifth Avenue, was commissioned by Henry Goldschmidt in 1903 and built by architect John Duncan. The six-story residence is outfitted with a limestone façade and boasts six bedrooms, chef’s kitchen, library, parquet wood floors, oak paneling and 10 marble wood-burning fireplaces. The Corcoran Group’s Carrie Chiang had the listing.

We head across the park for the week’s third-priciest listing, a quintuplex penthouse co-op once home to William Randolph Hearst, the publishing powerhouse immortalized in the film “Citizen Kane,” at 137 Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side. Hearst and his family lived in the seven-bedroom unit, lined by 7,000 square feet of terraces, before he created San Simeon in California. The home boasts views of the Hudson River, a living room with a fireplace and library that could be converted to a formal dining room, according to the listing. Brown Harris Stevens’ Paula Del Nunzio has the listing.

The cheapest listing to hit the market this week is a $179,000 one-bedroom restricted sale co-op at 530 Manhattan Avenue, on the border of Central Harlem and Morningside Heights. The pre-war unit in HDFC building Eseigh Hall boasts recent upgrades including a revamped security system, elevator, laundry and bike room. Maria Goncalves of Goldwell Banker Bellmarc has the listing.

The week’s second-cheapest listing at 660 Saint Nicholas Avenue in Hamilton Heights has an asking price of $199,000. The two-bedroom restricted-sale co-op on the fifth floor of the walk-up building was recently gut renovated and boasts a large bathroom and built-in closet, according to the listing. Only cash buyers are accepted. Torrence Real Estate’s Julia Torrence has the listing.

Tied for second place is another unit at 530 Manhattan Avenue: a two-bedroom restricted-sale co-op asking $199,000. A “diamond in the rough,” according to the listing, the convertible two- or three-bedroom unit needs a total renovation and is located in a building with a new laundry room, elevator, bike storage, intercom system and courtyard. Halstead Property’s Dorcas Davis and Taryn Wisky have the listing.

Third on the inexpensive end this week is a $205,000 studio co-op at 900 West 190th Street in Hudson Heights. Located in Cabrini Terrace, a full-service 24-hour doorman building and one of the first Manhattan co-ops to go green, the building is topped with solar panels and has a co-generator, according to the listing. Other building features include an attached garage, bicycle room and community room with a children’s play area. Caroline Brown of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing. – Julie Strickland

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