For Douglas Elliman broker Tamara Marotta, it was about keeping the faith and waiting for the one. That’s how she closed on a record-breaking price for a townhouse in Hamilton Heights, just under $5 million.
The 5,300 s/f home, at 326 Convent Avenue, is a 20-foot wide, five-floor home with original woodwork on the parlor floor, limestone walls, pewter counters, hand-cut mosaic tiles in the bathrooms, and herringbone oak floors.
“The house was listed at a record breaking price, but I was unapologetic,” said Marotta, who represented the seller. “The house was worth it, I knew it, and the buyers knew it. It took a while and we rejected many offers. But then the market met us.”
The home was originally listed for $4.95 million. “In this case the seller designed the townhouse to his own taste and he was not afraid to make statements through design, supposedly a big no, no in resale. But he loved the house and really didn’t care if it sold.”
22 West 15th St., Apt.20A
1,385 sq. ft. high-floor two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with breathtaking skyline and river views, and a private terrace, just west of Union Square. This home has extraordinary views and southern sunlight through every window. The Grosvenor House is a luxury condominium with amenities including a full-time doorman/concierge, a landscaped roof deck with 360 degree views, a gym, live-in super, central laundry room, storage facility, and incredibly low monthlies. CC: $1,385. Asking Price: $2,950,000. Time on the Market: 57 days. Buyer’s Agent & Company: Anne Marie Moriarty, Corcoran Group. Seller’s Agent & Company: The Mire & Shwedel Team (Greg Mire & Ari Shwedel), Corcoran Group.
Upper East Side
400 East 70th Street, Apt. 3202
1,365 sq. ft. 2 bed, 2.5 bath duplex with excellent light and magnificent unobstructed Southern and Western views from the 32nd floor of the Kingsley Condominium. The apartment boasts a spacious planted terrace, windowed chef’s kitchen, spacious living area suited for entertaining, and numerous closets. Building amenities include a full-time doorman and concierge, a full-service garage, a health club (with a small annual fee), a laundry room on every floor, a bike room, luggage storage space, and a courtyard garden. CC: $1,503. Asking Price: $1,850,000. Time on the Market: 64 days. Buyer’s and Seller’s Agent, Company: Monica Ahdoot, Corcoran Group.
211 Madison Ave, #14B
Triple mint 3 bedroom/3 bathroom luxury condominium at Morgan Court. Recently renovated with meticulous attention to details, this sun-flooded high floor loft-like home is approximately 2,100 sq ft and offers a gracious open floor plan with a 30’ living/dining room that lends itself to elegant entertaining and easy everyday living. Morgan Court is a full-service condominium with only 2 apartments per floor, a 24 hour doorman and a private planted garden. Time on market: 8 weeks. Listed price: $2,950,000 Agents: BHS/Halstead (Anna Kahn).
Upper West Side
165 West 66th St, #14R
Bright, jumbo size alcove studio facing North that can easily convert to a junior one bedroom. Large flowing living area that includes a separate dining alcove. Updated kitchen chock full of cabinets, tiled countertops and backsplash, tiled floors. Updated tiled bathroom with sliding glass doors. Abundance of closet space, parquet tiled floors throughout. Apartment has been freshly painted. Located in a top full service luxury high-rise, 24 hour doorman building. Amenities include indoor garage, gym, package room, bike room, play room, storage room, laundry facilities. Time on market: 19 weeks. Listed price: $559,000 .Agent: Halstead Property (Pat Publik).