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DONE DEALS: Let’s hear it for Lily


Shout out this week to Lily Li of Douglas Elliman, the broker who managed to find a $19 million buyer for the Gloria Vanderbilt townhouse on East 72nd Street after ten years on and off the market.
When Brown Harris Stevens broker John Burger brought the 27 ft. six story building to market, Li’s client who saw the potential of converting it to a boutique condo.
Discovering its landmarked status caused a ripple in the purchase plans until Lily enlisted the help of architect Costas Kondylis, who was able to navigate meetings with the Landmarks Preservation Commission and her buyers.
Nearly a decade on the market, but the sellers achieved close to their last asking price of $19,995,000.
“It was gratifying to be able to match a property that was perfect for my buyers, particularly in the current reality of very few prime pieces of real estate available on the market in Manhattan,” said Li.
“With its landmark status, the building will remain cohesive in look and feel with the rest of the neighborhood, while the next owner residents will enjoy artfully-designed homes with modern touches. I’m sure the guidance of Costas Kondylis will help my buyers in their endeavors greatly, and will result in homes that will be in quick demand.ˮ
B+B Capital and Mink Development will turn 39 East 72nd Street into floor-through homes.


Upper East Side
898 Park Avenue, PH
4,100 s/f prewar penthouse. Four bedroom, 5.5-bath triplex with key locked elevator. First floor has foyer, wood paneled library, gallery lighting. Dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, all en-suite. The 16th floor has butler’s pantry with wet bar, wall-of-windows, wraparound terrace, coat closet, powder room. Master suite on the 17th floor. Two basement storage bins. CC: $11,957.00. Asking Price: $8,950,000. Time on the Market: 269 days. Agents: Joan Swift and Vanessa Kitchen, Douglas Elliman; Sydney Blumstein  and the Blumstein Team, Corcoran Group.

333 East 91st St. #24D


1,499 s/f two bedroom in the Azure. 2.5-baths, 10 ft. ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, Central Park views, chef’s kitchen, living room and dining area. Master bedroom with three walk-in closets. Second bathroom is finished in Zebrano Bianco porcelain and Zuma soaking tub. Powder room, stackable Bosch washer/dryer. Maintenance includes all real estate taxes. Asking price: $2,154,766. Time on Market: 138 Day. Agents: David Greczek & Ammanda Espinal, Douglas Elliman.

Upper West Side
200 West 109th St. #D5
1,131 s/f three bedroom, 2-bath condo with living room and dining room, high ceilings, pre-war details, exposed brick, wood floors, French doors. Renovated bathrooms, washer and dryer, renovated kitchen. Pet friendly, pre-war elevator building with part-time doorman, live-in super and bike storage. CC: $1,101.20, Asking price: $1,299,000. Time on the market: 20 days. Agents: Ronald Stabiner, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Kristina Ojdanic, The Corcoran Group.

120 CPSouth, #20BC
Two bedroom, 2-bath co-op with direct Central Park views from the 20th floor. Living area features hardwood floors and mahogany paneled walls. Kitchen includes a Brazilian granite breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances, with adjacent separate dining area. Windowed master bath features. Located at the Berkeley House, a full-service pre-war building. Asking Price: $2,995,000.CC: $3,311. Days on the Market: 19 weeks. Agents: Kimberly Harrington, Douglas Elliman; Raoul Boisset, Citi Habitats.

Sutton Place
424 East 57th St. #4B


Two bedroom, 2-bath co-op fully renovated in 2007. Living room with built-ins and wood-burning fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Audio/visual system with built-in ceiling speakers. Central air and full-sized washer/dryer. Building amenities include a live-in super, a residents’ courtyard, roof deck, laundry room and bike storage. Asking Price: $1,220,000. CC: $2,019. Days on the Market: 3 weeks. Agents: Christine Collins, Stribling; Corlie Ohl, Citi Habitats.

Murray Hill
649 Second Ave, #3H
One bedroom, 1-bath co-op in the Buckingham. Living room with French doors, open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite tile bathroom and breakfast bar. The bath features modern subway tile and a combo tub/shower. Hardwood floors throughout. Building amenities include a landscaped residents’ garden with BBQ grill, common laundry, library, live-in super. Asking Price: $375,000. CC: $974. Days on the Market: 2 weeks. Agents: Cynthia Rojas, Bond New York; Jimmi Circosta, Citi Habitats.

Brooklyn Heights
283 Hicks St#. 4B
Two/convertible to three bedroom, 2-bath co-op in brick townhouse. Living/dining room with wood burning fire place, exposed brick, open kitchen. Master bedroom with garden views, ensuite bath. Washer and dryer, double-glazed tilt down windows,. Pet friendly co-op with free storage and bike room. CC: $987. Asking Price: $1,195,000. Time on the Market: 16 days. Agents: Greg McHale, Corcoran Group; Michael Coleman, Corcoran Group.

Forest Hills
67-40 Booth St. #5E
Two-bedroom, 1-bath post-war co-op with large eat-in kitchen, windowed bath, open living room and plenty of closet space. Located on the South Side of Queens Blvd. close to the 67th Avenue subway.CC: $972. Asking price: $269,000. On the market for 3 months. Agent: Jodi Nath, Argo Real Estate.

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