Billionaire Chairman of Hochschild Mining Eduardo Hochschild recently bought a three-bedroom, 3-bath condo in the MoMA Expansion Tower in the heart of Billionaires’ Row. Elegran agent Chris Fry represented the buyer in the purchase of the $8,450,000, 3,500 s/f home, 53 West 53rd Street, which was originally listed last April.
“While he had a smaller place around the corner, he really loved the building’s aesthetic and the fact that it was part of The MoMA,” said Fry. “The outstanding amenities and close proximity to shopping and restaurants he and his wife, Marianna, liked were also contributing factors.”
The agent added that his doing a valuation for the client “made him seem very confident in his decision.”
It may have also helped that it was sharply discounted from the asking price of $10,625,000. Fry said he had searched out other homes Hochschild might like, but ultimately, “He seemed very focused and in the end wanted to concentrate only on 53 West 53rd.”
The property, designed by Jean Nouvel, features floor-to-ceiling windows with Central Park and Hudson River views. Some of the over-the-top amenities include an onsite IT consultant to assist with computers, a private theater, a pet concierge, private temperature-controlled wine vaults and a double-height wine tasting room designed by Thierry Despont. For residents’ fitness needs, there’s a 65-foot lap pool, a golf simulator and a regulation squash court.
Corcoran Sunshine handles sales for the building.
400 East 56th St. #9G
Corner apartment with a split two-bedroom, 2-bath floor plan, a balcony and north and west exposures that provide open views. The master bedroom is en-suite and can accommodate multiple configurations.
400 East 56th Street is a co-op building with amenities that include 24-hour front and service entrance doormen, resident fitness center, laundry room, children’s playroom, rooftop access and reservable events room with river views. The Skytop club has a heated, seasonal pool and furnished, sun deck with unobstructed views. The fitness center offers regular classes.
Original asking price: $1,185,000. Time on market: Six months. Seller agent: Lynn Scheck, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties (pictured). Next Stop NY Real Estate represented the buyer.
10 East End Avenue 2E
Two-bedroom, 2-bath home includes an entry foyer leading to a windowed kitchen with a pass -through to the living room. The living room also includes a dining area. The master bedroom has two closets, double exposures and an en-suite bath. The second bedroom is currently used as a den. The apartment features hardwood floors, decorative moldings, through-the wall HVAC and storage. Views are north over tree-lined 80th street.
Asking Price: $1,199,000. CC: $2,215. Days on market: 182. Agents: Ana Centola, Warburg Realty (pictured), and Max J. Kozower, corporate broker.
Upper West Side
440 West End Avenue 7D
A south-facing prewar co-op nestled a block away from Riverside Park, this two-bedroom, 2-bath home features original details of the apartment including herringbone hardwood floors and 9-ft ceilings. The home has built-in closets and shelving, and an in-unit washer/dryer.
Asking price: $1,315,000. CC: $2,086. Days on market: 189 days. Agents: June Gottlieb, Warburg Realty (pictured) and Darryl Sherman, Nest Seekers.
462 West 58th St. #4E
This 995 s/f one-bedroom home featuring 9.6’ ceilings and a chef’s kitchen that includes a Viking oven, Subzero refrigerator and Marvel wine cooler as well as Poggenpohl custom cabinets.
Asking price: $1,150,000. Days on the Market: 123. Seller agent: Brian K. Lewis (pictured) and Yuliya Zaynullina, Compass. Buyer agent: K. Hahn.
47 Irving Place
Two-family brownstone townhouse built in 2013 offers over 3,900 s/f and boasts an upper triplex with outdoor balconies, two roof decks, and a garden, plus a lower duplex for rental income. There are a total of five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The property also has a front porch.
Asking price: $2,750,000. Monthly taxes: $1,052. Days on market: 229. Lindsay Barton Barrett and Christina Abad, Douglas Elliman, represented the seller. Buyer was represented by Maxine Resnick, Compass.
585 10th Street, 3
Residence 3 at 585 10th Street is a three-bedrooms, 3 bath home with three outdoor spaces that have views of Lady Liberty, Lower Manhattan and the Downtown Brooklyn skylines.
Additionally, appliances include Leibherr Refrigerators and Bosch Dishwashers. Baths include Kohler fixtures, ceramic and Carrera tile. The home also features a recreation room with heated floors and a backyard equipped with a water source.
Asking price: $2,350,000. Days on market: 22.CC: $484. Seller agents: Nadia Bartolucci (pictured) and Rachel Altschuler, Douglas Elliman, represented both buyer and seller.