Supersize condos the new big thing

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One slice of the housing market that doesn’t seem to be slowing down is the demand for massive luxury apartments. Many of the most coveted penthouses in New York’s condominiums, which usually start at about 3,000 square feet, are not big enough for many buyers, who buy multiple units and combine them. Now, some real estate professionals are combining units before even putting them on the market, like in the Upper East Side’s Diamond House condominium at 170 East 77th Street, which was reduced from 34 to 22 units to allow for more space. Already, all but one unit has been sold.

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