Abingdon’s second penthouse gets $10M above last ask

West Village condo traded for $28.9 million
By Zachary Kussin | May 15, 2013 06:15PM

Another day, another pricey penthouse purchase recorded at the Abingdon. The second penthouse at the West Village condominium conversion sold for $29.8 million — nearly $10.3 million above its asking price — according to records filed today with the city.

The 5,295-square-foot three-bedroom, four-bathroom unit hit the market last April for $19.5 million, according to StreetEasy. The sale entered contract last June 1 and transferred on May 6 of this year, the deed shows.

Though the 10-unit building, a former 200-bed nursing home at 320 West 12th Street, reportedly sold out in late February, the sales are now hitting public records, providing information on the sale prices.

The purchaser of the penthouse was identified as Abingdon Property NYC LLC in the deed. The real identity of the purchaser was not immediately available.

Flank, which developed the condos, declined comment. A message to Elliott Hefler, listed as the penthouse buyer’s attorney, was not immediately returned.

The other penthouse at the 10-unit Abingdon, sold for $22.4 million, under its $25 million asking price, as The Real Deal reported yesterday.

Another purchase at the building cleared public records today — this one for the three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit No. 3, which was listed for $8.8 million and sold for $8.9 million.

Chatter circulated last month that billionaire hedge-funder Steve Cohen had purchased a unit inside the building, the New York Post reported. However, it was not clear which unit he would buy.

The Abingdon contains two townhouses, the largest of which measures nearly 10,000 square feet, as well as six units referred to as “flats” and the two penthouses.

Flank Managing Director Tim Crowley had marketed all of the units.

Building amenities include a gym, sauna, doorman and porter, as previously reported.