New York Penthouse Sells for $35 Million
May 31, 2021 - Manhattan
Amid the pandemic-plagued New York City real-estate market, a luxury penthouse condominium has gone into contract for $35 million, marking one of the biggest deals in the city in recent months.
Miki Naftali, a veteran real-estate developer, said the deal is for the priciest apartment at the Benson, a 19-story building currently under construction on the Upper East Side.
The penthouse is about 6,600 square feet and has seven bedrooms and multiple large terraces. Like all the building’s units, it has hand-painted cabinetry, fireplaces, crown moldings and bathrooms with radiant-heated floors.
Designed by architect Peter Pennoyer, the building is constructed in Indiana limestone and has a series of setback terraces with intricate custom ironwork.
The building’s amenities include a landscaped rooftop lounge with Central Park views and a fire pit, a movie theater, a spa with a sauna and steam rooms, an art studio, a wood-paneled library, a gym and a half basketball court. There is also a pet spa with a dog washing station.
Building sales launched in September after a long delay because of the pandemic. Units start at $12.5 million, according to Alexa Lambert of Compass, who is leading sales at the building.
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