Charles Gwathmey-designed UWS penthouse hits market for $26.5M

Goldman Sachs exec looks to sell his Park Laurel spread
September 14, 2012 01:00PM

Goldman Sachs executive J. Michael Evans has listed his Charles Gwathmey-designed Upper West Side condo unit for sale with a $26.5 million asking price, or $5,300 per square foot.

Evans, Goldman’s vice chairman and Global Head of Growth Markets, has owned the spread at the Park Laurel since 2003. He listed the unit for sale last night with Sabrina Saltiel of Prudential Douglas Elliman, Streeteasy.com shows. Evans is looking to reduce his exposure following his purchase earlier this year of a $27 million apartment at 995 Fifth Avenue, according to the New York Times. The Park Laurel is located at 15 West 63rd Street.

The 5,000-square-foot unit, which is on the 40th and 41st floors of the building, has five-bedrooms, five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms. It features a moving bookcase that seals off the study from the library and a stone and steel double-sided fireplace. Another two-bedroom apartment owned by Evans on the 14th floor can be included in the deal for a combined price of $29.25 million. It is available separately for $2.75 million. The two apartments are the only available units in the building.

Evans bought the spread for $10.3 million in 2003. He primarily used it as a pied a terre from 2004 until 2010, when he was heading Goldman’s Asian operations in Hong Kong.

Gwathmey designed the interior of several private residences in the city, including apartments owned by Steven Spielberg and Jerry Seinfeld. — Katherine Clarke