Still, this was a lot less than the $135 million initially sought when it was re-listed in 2021; the price was lowered to $92 million this past summer. Also, it’s not known how much money the seller had to put into the apartment, having bought it as a “white box,” according to the listing, devoid of interior walls or finishes.
Measuring 8,055 square feet, it now has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and two powder rooms, plus a home office, den and a tearoom designed by the Japanese architect Hiroshi Sugimoto. Its best feature, though, may be the spectacular cityscape and park views it gets from the 79th floor of the 96-story building, between East 56th and 57th Streets.
The new owner used the limited liability company, August 79.
At 111 West 57th Street, at the Avenue of the Americas, the penthouse that closed at just under $53 million was also discounted. It had been listed for $58 million. The 7,175-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The buyer was Worldstar West L.L.C.
The 118th floor of 217 West 57th Street, which sold for $46.2 million, has 7,074 square feet, with five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Its anonymous buyer used the limited liability company Sunshine MF II.
Armadillo Re, L.L.C. was listed as the buyer of the Plaza Condominium & Residence apartment, unit 1109, that closed at $65.8 million, giving the seller, which used the limited liability company Kayhil Holdings, a nice profit. The entity purchased it in 2008 for $45.9 million. The deal appears to have been done privately so there is little information available about the place.