CORE’s Michael Graves has tapped into a pool of wealthy buyers who value privacy over perks.
The veteran broker just sold two downtown lofts for over $12 million, despite have little or no amenities.
“The demand for boutique loft buildings downtown is very high,ˮ said Graves. “And contrary to what some might believe, there’s a huge buyer pool of people who want buildings that are not amenity-rich.
“Some want to live discreetly and not come home to a doorman. They don’t need the interior gym and all the amenities being sold in the market these days.
“There’s a big buyer profile that I’m in touch with that likes these properties. I used that sales strategy for both properties.”
The four-bedroom penthouse at 7 Bond Street sold for $9.2 million, $700,000 above the asking price after just 23 days on the market. The building has no amenities.
Graves also sold a two bedroom penthouse at 22 Warren Street for $3.55 million, $200,000 above the asking. A 1,000 s/f private terrace was the only “amenityˮ.
29 Carroll Street
Cottage bungalow three homes away from City Island Bay. Bay views from inside and outside this home which has beach rights. Plans for a second story expansion were included with sale. Asking price: $259,000. Taxes: $3,019. On the market 97 days. Agent: Johanna Cohen, Houlihan Lawrence.
Upper East Side
446 East 86th, #14G
Studio with southern exposure and city views in a full-service co-op. Hardwood floors throughout and a separate kitchen with tile backsplash and new refrigerator. Building offers 24-hour doorman service, live-in super, central laundry room and common storage room. Asking Price: $269,000. CC: $861. Days on the Market: 11 weeks. Agents: Diana Smagler, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Sarah Rose Katz & Eugene Litvak (pictured), Citi Habitats.
333 E43rd St. #1006
575 s/f one bedroom co-op in pre-war elevator building with 24-hour doorman. Unit has parquet floors, windowed renovated kitchen, southeast park views. Building has live-in super, central laundry, health club, roof deck. CC: $1,482. Asking price: $445,000. 20 weeks on the market. Agents: Francine Stobnitzky, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Michelle Beaudoin, Beaudoin Realty Group.
415 E37th St.
High floor, split two bedroom, 2-bath, 1,525 s/f apartment in the Horizon condo. Full-service building with doorman. Unit has wood floors, renovated kitchen, washer/dryer, views of the East River, gym, pool, roof deck, party room. CC: $1,584. Asking price: $1,599,000. Eight weeks on the market. Brokers: Greta Elias, Debby Klein, Lena Datwani, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc.
234 W21st St. #55
One bedroom with flexible layout — living room can convert to additional bedroom or den — and windows in every room. Renovated apartment has open chef’s kitchen with Sub Zero and Miele appliances, spa-style windowed bathroom with heated floors, exposed brick, decorative fireplace, recessed lighting and Brazilian cherry wood floors. Beaux-Arts elevator building close to HighLine Park. Asking price: $829,000. Time on market: 1 week. Brokers: Lindsee Silverstein (pictured) and Elizabeth Kee, CORE; Flora Resnick, Corcoran.
300 W14th St. #PH501
Glass and steel modern house built atop the landmarked Bank Building. 20 ft. ceilings in the living room, two bedrooms and an office. Wood burning fireplace, radiant heated terrazzo floors. Dining room, two private terraces and a chef’s kitchen. Windowed laundry room, balcony off the master bedroom. The Bank Building has 11 units, a doorman and an elevator. Pets welcome. Asking price: $6,490,000. CC: 4,314. On the market 114 days. Agents: Frank Arends, Terry Naini, and Daniela Zakarya, TOWN Residential; Ted Karagannis, Douglas Elliman.
175 Eastern Parkway, #2M
Updated studio with modern, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Living area with a murphy bed and hardwood floors throughout. Mirrored wall gives apartment an open feel. Building offers part-time doorman, live-in super and laundry room. Located across the street from the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Asking Price: $270,000. CC:$388. Days on the Market: 9 weeks. Agents: Brian McFadden, Citi Habitats.
9 Hunter Lane,
Located in a private Apawamis Club location at the end of a private cul-de-sac. Within walking distance to downtown Rye and the train. Unique home totally reconstructed in 2005. Seven bedroom colonial with flexible floor plan. Finished walk-out lower level, 2009 gunite pool, three-car garage and 924 s/f gym and 1/2 bath space. Asking price: $6,950,000. Taxes: $86,776. On the market 85 days. Agent: Lisa Murphy, Houlihan Lawrence.