By Roland Li
An eight-room penthouse of 43 West 64th Street has been sold for $11 million, according to city records.
The buyer was Maggie Bear LLC, an entity formed in Westchester County, N.Y in February. Attorney Seth Weitz, who represented the buyer, declined to elaborate on its identity.
The Corcoran Group’s Deborah Grubman and David Dubin were the listing brokers. Neither broker was immediately available for comment, but a Corcoran spokeswoman said the deal was a resale, rather than a sponsor sale.
Branded as Liberty Lofts, 43 West 64th Street was originally built in 1891, and used as a warehouse for Liberty Storage, complete with a 37-foot copper statue modeled after the Statue of Liberty, according to City Realty. The statue was later given to the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
In 2003, developer Athena Group added four stories to the original structure’s eight, replaced the facade, and created 32 loft condo units, an unusual type of property on the Upper West Side. Residents included Gretchen Carlson, a host of the CBS Early Show, and the daughter of Barry Schwartz, former owner of Calvin Klein, according to City Realty.
The Corcoran listing. described the duplex as “sun-filled and spacious,” noting that architect Annabelle Selldorf custom-designed the interior. The apartment also has a terrace, two wood fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling
According to StreetEasy, the 4,000 s/f unit was listed at $12.95 million, or roughly $3,237 per s/f. It was first listed for $17.5 million in April 2008, before seeing price cuts to $14.5 million and $13.45 million during the last year. It was also available as a rental for $43,500 per month, with a one year commitment.