The French government has been searching all over town for new digs for senior officials after selling its Park Avenue Embassy for $70 million.
A team from Keller Williams that includes Maura Jarach, Han Huang and Leisa Aras represented the Embassy in the sale of multiple New York City properties and has now purchased a portfolio of six properties intended for staff accommodations.
This week, Harriet Norris at Douglas Elliman announced she’d sold her listing at 60 East 13th Street to the Government of France for $4.3 million.
The modern, three bedroom condo has an open kitchen, living and dining room, spa bath and laundry.
No word on which official will be living in the Greenwich Village apartment, but they’ll be quite at home with the 140-bottle wine cooler in the kitchen.
Norris had listed the home at $4.39 million and it spent 102 days on the market.
Finance icon Leon Black and his wife Debra have closed on their $50 million purchase of the townhouse at 19 East 70th Street.
Once home to the Knoedler & Company art gallery, the house was flipped by British developer Christian Candy.
The Londoner paid $35 million for the 17,000 s/f mansion then secured city permits to convert it from commercial use back to a single family home.
He reportedly listed the house through Corcoran agents Louis Buckworth and Maria Pashby.
The Blacks will have to spend at least $20 million transforming the house, according to various reports.
However, it’s expected to be a fitting home for the art lovers’ own collection great works, which includes one of four versions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
THE Town of Oyster Bay officially recognized real estate broker Mara Navaretta’s success on the occasion of her firm’s fourth anniversary this month.
Her home-bred Homes By Mara Realty received a Congratulatory Citation in honor of its success and the positive influence within the Town of Oyster Bay since the agency first opened its doors in 2010.
Councilman Chris Coschignano and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia presented Navaretta with the award saying, “It is businesses like these that keep our local economy vibrant and moving in the right direction.”
Since first opening with just six agents, Navaretta has grown her team to 35 agents who, so far this year, have sold $86 million worth of real estate.
DOUGLAS ELLIMAN chairman Howard Lorber hosted an Art of Construction party at Stella Tower on Monday night.
JDS Development Group has completed a residential conversion and historic restoration at the Ralph Walker-designed art deco building.
Lorber hosted the evening in partnership with the New York Academy of Art to showcase the work of American artists Nicolas V Sanchez.