Citi Habitats agents Sarah Kruse and Adam Ben-Hananiaturned walk-in clients into repeat customers.
“Our clients just strolled into the office on a Saturday and said they were in the market for a property priced around $1.5 million.” said Ben-Hanania. “The property is purely an investment for now, but it soon will be where their 16 year-old daughter will reside once she graduates college.”
The fashion industry buyers purchased a $1,320,000 condo located at 166 West 18th Street, #6B.
“The couple was really drawn to the details and top-of-the-line finishes in the home,” explains Kruse. “The condo features a built-in media center with shelving, huge pillars in the living room and floor to ceiling windows. They also really appreciated the central location and the boutique building and its amenities.”
The asking price for 166 West 18th Street was $1,395,000 and the maintenance charges total $782 per month. The home was on the market for 54 weeks, and Dimitrios Skretas of Douglas Elliman represented the seller.
But they weren’t done yet. “They initially wanted to just buy this property, but we went out looking one more day, and they ended up buying another in Chelsea on 23rd St for $1.54 million, ” said Kruse. “One walk-in, turned into our first two sales.”
DONE DEALS …
Upper East Side
875 Fifth Avenue, #11G
Two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath apartment located on prestigious Fifth Avenue. Gracious entertaining rooms including large living room boasting unobstructed city views. Windowed eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances including Miele dishwasher and Sub Zero refrigerator. Two master bedrooms, both with en-suite bath. Asking Price: $1,875,000. Maint./CC: $3,198 per month. Days on the Market: 10 weeks. Agents: Corinne Pulitzer, Douglas Elliman and Gabriella Schaefer, Citi Habitats.
5 East 22nd
694-sf 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo in postwar doorman building (Madison Green; 24-hour doorman, live-in super, gym, laundry on every floor, common garden, storage; unit has renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, fully renovated bath, terrace with south facing garden views; common charges $621. Taxes $665. Asking price: $1,085,0000. Ten weeks on the market. Broker: Neil Gallo, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc.
Upper West Side
455 CPW, #16A
2,083 sq. ft. loft-like 3-bedroom condo with Central Park views. Architectural enhancements set this home apart, featuring 10 foot ceilings, over sized windows, elegant dark stained wide-plank oak floors, a side-by-side living and dining room that seamlessly wraps into a den (or 4th bedroom), capturing dramatic Central Park and city views. CC: $2,596. Asking Price: $2,900,000. Time on the Market: 60 days. Buyer’s and Seller’s Agent/Company: Brian Rice & Doug Albert, Corcoran Group.
Upper East Side
239 East 79th Street
1,100 square foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bath co-op in postwar elevator building; 24-hour doorman, hardwood floors, crown moldings, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and renovated marble bathrooms. Maintenance $1,562, 73 percent tax deductible. Asking price: $1.2 million, 9 weeks on the market. Brokers: Leslie Bettison, Gabriela Behrens, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Steve Dawson, Sotheby’s International Realty.
75 Wall Street, #22C
This spacious two-bedroom two-bathroom dream home spans 1,352 square feet. The residence boasts soaring ceilings, expansive six-foot windows and an array of elegant finishes and appointments, including wide-planked oak flooring throughout. The kitchen features fine Italian wood lacquered cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, and upscale appliances by Sub-Zero, Liebherr, Bosch, Miele, Electrolux, and Sharp. Asking Price: $1,420,000 CC: $1,576 per month. Taxes: $68 per month; tax-abated for 14 years. Agents: Prudential Douglas Elliman, Ariel Cohen Group.
325 Clinton Avenue, #14F
Two bedroom, one bath apartment loaded with pre-war charm. Built in 1940, the home has been completely renovated to the highest standard. New kitchen, bath and hardwood flooring throughout the unit. Perched on the 15th floor, this home also offers sweeping views of the borough. Asking Price: $549,000. Maint./CC: $1,089 per month. Days on the Market: 2 weeks. Agent: JoAnn Ebanks, Citi Habitats.
100 Jay Street, #7J
582 sq. ft. alcove studio condo, investment unit or pied a terre. Steps to the waterfront parks, Jay Condominium offers a high level of services and amenities including 24/7 doorman and on-site garage. Inside this maintained condo home are dramatic interiors by Andres Escobar including custom kitchens with glass, aluminum and quarter-sawn oak cabinets, Grohe fixtures, and lavish marble-clad master baths, and high ceilings. CC: $371. Asking Price: $509,000. Time on the Market: 19 days. Buyer’s Agent/Company: Fung Lo, Home Ambassadors, LLC. Seller’s Agent/Company: Michael Coleman, Corcoran Group.