For Citi Habitats agent Davide Somasca, his recent record-breaking sale of 507 East 80th Street #8R was a true labor of love. Listed for $1.495 million, the penthouse apartment sold after a bidding war for a final price of $1.52 million.
At $1,170 per sq ft, the closing was the highest reported sale ever in the building. The two-bedroom duplex condo’s crown jewel – a 450 s/f, fully-landscaped, private setback terrace.
Somasca took a hands-on approach to the sale. “I coordinated of all of the staging, did some light plaster work and painted certain areas myself,” he said. “And after my clients vacated, I took care of the property and maintained the roof deck landscaping.”
The winning buyer of the penthouse works in the legal field and acts as the caretaker to her elderly father, who has a green thumb. The potential for them to create an elaborate garden on the private terrace is what sealed the deal.The common charges for the home total $940 per month, and the property was on the market for 2 weeks. Somasca also represented the buyer in the transaction.
69 Fifth Avenue #15A
One bedroom, one bath renovated Junior 4 at The Wedgwood House. Special features of this property include stainless steel appliances, east facing, 24-hour doorman, live-in super, landscaped roof garden and bike room.Maintenance: $2,223. Percent Deductible: 52 percent. Listing Agent: Harold Kobner, Argo Residential. Buyer’s Agent: Greg Cohen, Douglas Elliman
848 43rd Street, Apt. 28
750 s/f large two-bedroom with sunny southwest exposure and comfortable layout. Apartment is located on the second floor of self managed, financially sound Finnish coop. Building features original detail, individual storage for every apartment, live-in super and the laundry room in the basement. Apartment features oak parquet floors, eat-in kitchen and renovated bathroom. Pet friendly. Maint: $474. Asking Price: $430,000. Time on the Market: 16 days. Buyer’s and Seller’s Agent/Company: Peter Bracichowicz / Corcoran.
325 East 57th St, Apt. 15D
This is a co-op sponsor sale. This beautiful unit is in a full-service co-op building. This two (2) bedroom apartment has 1.5 bathrooms and features a dining room, wood floors, beamed ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, abundant closets, and open North & East views. The buildings amenities include a full-time doorman, bike room, laundry room, and private storage. Maintenance: $2,463.00; Tax Deductibility: 40%. Last Asking Price: $1,100,000. Days on Market: 124. Listing Agent: Carole Brennan, Eberhart Brothers. Buyer’s Agent: Ruth Renner, City Connections Realty, Inc.
105 East 19th Street, #3C
The apartment has great natural light with oversized windows facing both north and east to an interior garden. The open kitchen offers an island bar, leaving plenty of space for both dining and living. The bedroom has treetop views and floor to ceiling closet space and could fit comfortably a bed of any size. The building has a basement laundry facility and additional storage. Maintenance: $1,062.00; Tax Deductibility: 64%. Last Asking Price: $685,000. Days on Market: 34. Listing Agency: The Corcoran Group. Buyer’s Agent: John McClelland, City Connections Realty, Inc.
406 West 45th Street, #2D
Thorndale luxury pre-war condominium. Set within a converted century-old carriage house, this loft-like 2BR/2BA features streamlined living space that is at home in a rough-hewn framework of original exposed brick and thick cut timber beans. Thorndale is an intimate property of just twenty-one homes and features an attended lobby, roof deck, private storage units, bicycle room and refrigerated storage for perishable deliveries. Common Charges: $1345.00; Real Estate Taxes: $1,183.00. Last Asking Price: $1,795,000. Days on Market: 112. Listing Agent: Donald Kemper, Douglas Elliman. Buyer’s Agent: Lee Lewis, City Connections Realty, Inc.
264 Morrow Road
Built by the owners themselves in 1998 the home is set on a 0.75 acre property. High tray ceilings and hardwood floors. Expanding over 6,000 s/f of livable space, the first floor includes: a fully equipped Modern large kitchen with top of the line appliances including Viking and sub-zero, spacious eating area, huge great room, family room, formal living room, a master suite and two bedrooms , The second floor features two separate bedroom suites and a large recreation room as well as a billiard/office room. Asking price: $1,949,000. Days on the market: 205. Agent: Anat Eisenberg Keller Williams Town Life.
85 Norman Pl
Sde hall colonial fully renovated in move in condition. Huge backyard which offers potential to expand, formal living room with a fire place, bright house, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, modern white kitchen, finished basement, close to schools and NYC transportation. Asking price: $888,000, days on the market: 76. Agents: Anat Eisenberg; Keller Williams Town Life; Century 21 Calabrese.