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DONE DEALS: International incident

A modern one bedroom Chelsea condo sparked a bidding war among a gaggle of foreign investors.

Hadi Abillama, an agent at Coldwell Banker Bellmarc, said his $755,000 listing at 555 West 23rd Street immediately drew the attention of cash buyers from around the globe.

The 511 s/f condo is “bright …fully-equippedˮ with “a northern view of Chelsea’s skyline.ˮ Perks of the building itself include a resident’s lounge, rooftop deck and courtyard.

“As evidence of the scarcity of attractive real estate investment opportunities in Manhattan and the high volume of investors seeking such products, the apartment attracted significant attention, especially from foreign investors, and multiple competing all cash bids were received,” said

The bidding was won by a Japanese investor who paid $20,000 over the asking price — in cash. Tony H. Ito of Relo Redac, Inc. repped the buyer.

Upper West Side
315 W99th St. #4B

Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

Two bedroom, 1.5 bath pre-war co-op off Riverside Park. Open-plan living and dining area, custom kitchen with breakfast bar, built-in dishwasher and microwave. Generous storage space includes built-ins. High ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Bonus space that could be a den or home office. Full bath features double sinks and a shower-tub combo. Storage unit included. Amenities include common laundry and resident manager. Asking Price: $1,069,000. CC: $1,661. Days on the Market: 1 day. Agents: Brian Lewis, Halstead (pictured); Stefania Cardinali, Citi Habitats.

Lincoln Center
161 W61st St. #12C
786 s/f one-bedroom, 1-bath condo in a white glove condo doorman condominium with gym, pool, and squash courts, separate garage and garden. Unit has a windowed kitchen, washer/dryer, whirlpool and wrap terrace. CC: $1,049. Seven weeks on the market. Agents: Steven Weiss, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Jason Perkal, Douglas Elliman.

Midtown East
209 E56th St. #5D
700 s/f renovated one-plus bedroom. Original layout has been expanded to include a full size extra room that can be used as sleeping area, nursery, or office. Living room with wall to wall windows, two custom closets. Imported Italian hardwood doors. Master bedroom with Elfa storage system. Kitchen with imported Italian cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel GE and Maytag appliances. Live-in super, 24-hour doorman, package delivery, roof deck, common laundry room. CC: $1,348. Asking Price: $499,000. Time on the Market: 75 days. Agents: Sharon Baronovich, Manhattan Connections; Robert Herskovitz, The Corcoran Group.

151 W28th St. #3W
1,800 s/f commercial space. Key-locked elevator opens to original loft. Exposed brick, concrete floors, high ceilings, large windows, and plumbing for two bathrooms and a kitchen. Variance in place to convert to residential. CC: $2,440. Asking Price: $1,400,000. Time on the Market: 374 Days. Agent: Brandon Cohen, Corcoran Group.

224 W18th St. #3D
Open plan, rear-facing one bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Kitchen outfitted in custom cabinetry, wine fridge and storage space. King-sized master suite. High ceilings, custom window treatments, hardwood floors, and laundry closet with washer/dryer hookup. The building offers 24-hour attended lobby, gym with garden and rooftop deck. CC; $909; Asking Price: $1,295,000. Days on the market: 288. Agents: Corey Wecler & Ray Asis, City Connections Realty; Mercedes M. Gregoire, Stribling.

275 Greenwich St. #10D
One bedroom, 1-bath condo in Greenwich Court. Living area with space for separate dining area, large windows. Pass-through kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry. Bedroom fits king-sized bed. Closet space includes walk-in closet that could be converted to laundry. Building amenities include a full-time concierge and residents’ bike storage. Asking Price: $849,000. CC: $829. Days on the Market: 3 weeks. Agents: John Gomes, Douglas Elliman; David Kahn, Citi Habitats (pictured).

657 E26th St. #4G
Renovated two bedroom, 2-bath coop. Pre-war details include parquet floors, high ceilings, well proportioned room sizes, excellent closet space. Galley-style chef’s kitchen with wine cooler. Separate dining room with arched entrance and built-in bookcase. Building has bike room, laundry and live-in-super. Low maintenance. CC: $574. Asking Price: $450,000. Time on the Market: 73 days. Agents: Debra Bondy, The Corcoran Group; Cynthia Acevado, Brown Harris Stevens.

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