A designer home, originally owned by the Underwood Typewriters, family has been bought by — a designer.
Meris and Kenny Blumstein & The Blumstein Team at Corcoran Group sold the six-story Murray Hill townhouse that belonged to their friend designer, Liora Manne, for $5.373 million.
The house at 115 East 38th Street was bought by Arthur Krystophiak and Michel Botbol, himself a designer for Ralph Lauren.
It was previously owned by jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane and, at one point in its history, the Underwood Family — an antique Underwood typewriter was left for the new owners as a house warming gift from the sellers.
The house has five-plus bedrooms, a formal living room with a terrace overlooking the back yard.
There are formal and casual living rooms throughout the home, a roof top entertainment room with terrace, eat-in kitchen, dining room, two kitchenettes, an office, an elevator and, say the brokers, surprises at every turn!
Israel-born rug designer Manné — whose work can be seen in Radio City Music Hall, Brown University and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — has lived in the house with husband Charlie Peck for several years.
She said, “This is like a safe haven. To come back home to that is amazing.”
But the couple wants to downsize. “It just got to be too much,” Manné said,
Mark Thomas Amadei & Jonathan Hettinger of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyers.
Upper East Side
25 E83rd St. #6B
673 s/f alcove studio in a full service pre-war co-op. Living room, separate alcove area which was used as a sleeping area, separate dining area. Central air, high ceilings, windowed bathroom and windowed kitchen. Amenities include a fitness center, full-time doorman, laundry room and bike room. Pets permitted. Electricity included in maintenance. CC: $1,661. Asking Price: $649,000. Time on the Market: 91 days. Agent: Kristina Ojdanic, The Corcoran Group (pictured).
Upper West Side
120 Riverside Blvd. #8F
917 s/f one bedroom, 1-bath apartment with hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, dishwasher, granite kitchen and marble bath. The building features a doorman, pool, bicycle room, common outdoor space, health club, roof deck, garage and elevator. CC: $1,150.35. Time on market: 5 weeks. Asking price: $1,500,000. Agents: Sarah Son and Cindy Kim, Bracha New York at Keller Williams NYC; Anthony Arciniaga, Douglas Elliman.
428 W20th St. #3
Two bedroom, 1-bath, 1,200 s/f townhouse condo on historic seminary block. This two bedroom home occupies an entire floor of the 1910 brick townhouse. Living room with views of the General Theological Seminary. Original prewar details, decorative fireplaces with Carrera marble surround and wide plank floors. Bonus converts to a third bedroom, home office or large walk-in closet. Private outdoor terrace. Self-managed five-unit building. Asking price: $1,900,000. Weeks on Market: 15 weeks. CC: $510. Agents: Joan Kagan and Jennifer Wilson, Keller Williams NYC; Bradley White, Halstead Property.
305 Second Ave. #314
Renovated 1,809 s/f triplex condo with three king-size bedrooms and two bathrooms. Terrace off the master bedroom. High-end contemporary finishes, fixtures and appliances. Viking range, honed granite countertops, and Poggenpohl European walnut cabinetry. Bathrooms have Koehler Chablis pedestal sinks and charcoal grey granite floors. High ceilings, oversized windows. Amenities include full-time doorman, bicycle room, landscaped roof deck, valet, laundry and maid service. Building faces four-acre Stuyvesant Square Park. Asking price: $2,795,000; Time on market: 25 days. Agents: Cantor-Pecorella; Barbara Licalzi, Halstead.
1 Irving Pl. #G22B
Corner two bedroom, 2-bath condo on the 22nd floor of Zeckendorf Towers. Floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors. Separate dining area, open kitchen with built-in wine cooler and a custom wine rack. Custom closets, spa-like baths and generously sized bedrooms. Asking Price: $2,225,000. CC: $1,035. Days on the Market: 6 weeks. Agent: Royce Cara Berler, Citi Habitats.
75 Henry St. #25H
Two bedroom co-op. Living room with balcony and separate dining alcove, pass-through kitchen, generous second bedroom, full bath, and master with en suite bath and good closet space. 25th floor unit in full-service building with doorman, courtyard, storage, laundry, on-site garage, bike room, super, common lounge. CC: $1,082. Asking Price: $1,100,000. Time on the Market: 28 days. Agents: Jesse Berger, Douglas Elliman; Frank Castelluccio, Corcoran Group.
125 Ashland Pl. #9A
Two bedroom, 1-bath co-op with separate dining alcove. Renovated kitchen, open rooms with wall-to-wall windows. Kitchen has double sink, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Kingsviewamenities include a private park and playground, on-site parking, live-in super and full staff. Asking Price: $475,000. CC: $895. Days on the Market: 16 weeks. Agents: Danny Soldano, Dorsa Group Realty; Jay Molishever, Citi Habitats.