Citi Habitats agent John Farrell was recently tasked with helping a South Florida-based energy executive find his elusive New York dream home.
“My client had two key requirements; That the home be a great value with appreciation potential, and the property had to have an iconic New York City feel.
“Since this is his first time living in New York, he wanted his home to be a constant reminder that he is far from Florida – and here in one of the greatest cities in the world,ˮ Farrell explained.
Farrell after three properties missed the wow factor the buyer was looking for, Farrell took him to tour unit #27C at 400 Park Avenue South. The three-bedroom, three-bath condo in the Christian de Portzamparc-designed prismatic shaped building with resort-like amenities was listed for $5,279,000.
“Not only was the place spectacular, it had floor-to-ceiling windows with extraordinary views, including a crystal-clear shot of the Empire State building,” Farrell said. “It was everything he imagined his New York home to be.”
The home closed for $5.2 million. Tamir Shemesh of The Corcoran Group represented the seller.
389 E89th St. #15F
729 s/f one bedroom, 1-bath corner home with northern and eastern exposures through floor-to-ceiling living room windows. Custom Italian kitchen cabinetry, Miele appliances, white marble countertops and backsplash. High ceilings, large master bedroom closet, five-inch wide plank white oak floors, separate front loading washer and vented dryer by LG. Asking price: $1,100,000. CC: $766. Weeks on Market: 2. Agents: Shannon Boudeau, Corcoran; Yuan “Cici” Cao, Keller Williams NYC.
Upper East Side
315 E70th St. #3B
Straight studio with separate kitchen, low maintenance and wonderful financials. This full service building has a roof deck, bike room, garage and storage room. The sublet policy is as follows: The shareholder must live in the apartment for two years and then can sublet three years out of five. CC: $666. Asking .rice: $415,000. Time on Market: 18 Weeks. Agents: Tracy Rogers & Lloyd Simon, Douglas Elliman; Michael Collopy, City Connections Realty, Inc.
350 E62nd St. #2K
492 s/f studio with a 5 ft. 6 ins. sleeping loft and airy layout. Double-height ceilings in the living area, wide-plank Brazilian Cherry wood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, updated bath and generous closet space. Building amenities include a full-time security guard, live-in super and laundry room. CC: $445. Weeks on market: 7 weeks. Asking price: $550,000. Agents: Brian Meier, Corcoran; Yuan “Cici” Cao, Keller Williams NYC.
350 West 42nd St. #55E
55th floor apartment with new hardwood floors, renovated kitchen and bathroom, huge closets wall-to-wall windows with bird’s eye city view. Steps to restaurants, Broadway shows, and subway. CC: $777. Time on Market: 185 days. Asking price: $1,650,000. Agents: Anthony Albano, Charles Rutenberg LLC; Luigi Francese, Luiman Real Estate Inc..
649 2nd Ave. #5C
Unit in well maintained elevator building with live in super, laundry room, common garden with BBQ grill area. Newly renovated with stainless steel appliances and marble tiled bath. CC: $1,029. Time on Market: 66 days. Asking price: $599,000. Agent: Melpomeni Tsoukalas, Bond NY; Julie Zhang, Charles Rutenberg LLC
130 East 18th St. #11P
Alcove studio that can be converted to one bedroom. Living room, open kitchen and abundant closet space. Wall of windows facing south,. Full service, pet friendly co-op with full-time doorman, live-in super, laundry room, garage, bike room, roof deck and ground floor garden. CC: $1,047. Asking price: $615,000. Agents: Stefani Berkin, Robert Barr, Charles Rutenberg; Heloisa Feitosa-Gilbert, Modern Spaces.
263 First Street #3
Four bedroom, 2.5-bath contemporary apartment with classic design details. Building features include private outdoor space for each unit, a video voice intercom system, vented washer and dryer connections, Samsung high efficiency multi-zone heating and cooling systems, Tom Dixon light fixtures, private storage room for each homeowner. Kitchens flow into entertainment space. Walnut hardwood flooring, double paned windows, recessed lighting, generous closet space. CC: $281. Time on Market: 100 Days. Asking price: $2,399,000. Agents: Michael Sin, Charles Rutenberg; Tamara Abir, Halstead.
208 Lefferts Pl. #1
Two-bedroom, 1- bath condo in a newly-restored Brownstone. Pre-war detail includes a carved marble fireplace and mantel, solid white oak hardwood floors. Kitchen with Shaker-style cabinetry, white Quartz countertops and GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Bath with deep soaking tub and a custom black walnut vanity with vessel sink. Private fenced back yard. Asking Price: $700,000. CC: $371. Days on the Market: 18 weeks. Agents: David Cababe, Keller Williams; Jason Warner, Citi Habitats.