Bette Midler, as well as Julianne Moore were the top two performers in July , among the city’s closings of real estate.
The actress. Midler and her husband, Martin von Haselberg, have sold their house, a newly renovated triplex with views of the Central Park reservoir on the Upper East Side, for $45 million more than two years after it was first listed. It was the most expensive sale for the city.
Ms. Moore’s house sale took much longer. The renovated West Village townhouse, which was sold at $15 million and was one of the top purchases of the month, was being offered and then taken off the market for over 10 years.
Both transactions by the entertainers were the result of a month that was incredibly busy with closings, which reflects the continued strength of New York’s recovery of the pandemic. For the quarter that ended in February the number of closed sales jumped to the highest level of quarterly sales since 2006 as per the latest Douglas Elliman report.
The month’s runner-up sale, at just under $32 million, was a four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom unit on the entire 86th floor of 157 West 57th Street, a.k.a. One57, in Midtown. The buyer was able to get a bit of a bargain. first price of the sale of the property in 2015 . was $47.4 Million.
The other notable July closings were the purchase of a penthouse in fifteen Hudson Yards, the glass skyscraper that was the very first residential building to go up within the mega-project. At $22 million, the four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom duplex was the biggest sale yet in the building, which sits at West 30th Street. The buyer utilized the Hudson Limited Liability Company Yards Penthouse 88A for the deal.
Within TriBeCa, Isabel Rose, an actor, writer and member of the famous Rose Real Estate family decided to sell her home, and John Franco, a former Mets pitcher and his wife, Rose Franco, bought a new one.
In on the Upper East Side, Roger Hertog who was a financial guru and conservative philanthropist sold his cooperative. Gayfryd Steinberg, partner of Saul Steinberg, a prominent corporate raider, also sold her brownstone. Also, the Estate of Eric Bentley, the theater writer and critic who died last year , aged the age of 103, was able to find an investor of the Upper West Side apartment.
Ms. Midler’s triplex is located on the co-op’s brick-and-limestone building located at 1125 Fifth Avenue and 94th Street The property, which was purchased for $45 million was originally listed for sale at $50 million in September of 2019. The huge apartment had been home to the actress Ms. Midler and Mr. of Haselberg who was a performer from 1996. it was also where they took their child, Sophie.
The penthouse, which is a combination of two apartments, comprises about 7,000 square feet as well as 3000 square feet of manicured gardens with sweeping views of the park as well as the Midtown skyline. There are four bedrooms, and 6 and 1/2 bathrooms along with an in-home gym that can be turned into an additional bedroom. The house also comes with three fireplaces with wood burning as well as a library/music space that covers the upper level.
The bedroom’s main suite includes an enormous dressing area; an intimate beauty salon and two steam rooms and a fitness center. One of the two bathrooms has the Japanese hinoki-wood soaking bathtub.
Ms. Midler is a performer and actor, whose many awards include three Grammys along with an Tony for her role on “Hello Dolly!,” she had described the home as her “country house in the city.” Her most favored hobbies was watching birds.
The property, which was being sold since February was acquired via the 1125 Residence Trust.
Ms. Moore’s townhouse located at 335 West 11th Street, which was purchased for $15 million was first put on marketplace in the year 2009, for 12 million dollars, just about six years after she purchased the property for $3.5 million back when it was an apartment home. She and her husband Bart Freundlich, a writer and director, took about 18 months to convert it to a single-family home with the help of her brother-in law and architect Oliver Freundlich.
The property has been listed and taken off the market several times in the past; it was eventually sold as an apparent private sale to a buyer through the limited liability corporation aptly named 335 11th Street.
The five-story white brick Greek Revival structure, with an iconic front stoop was constructed in 1839, between Washington and Greenwich Streets. The current layout includes an upper level that includes a main suite on the third floor and two rooms on the fourth level, an office for the home and a large family room on the top floor. Mrs. Moore relocated the kitchen from the ground floor to the parlor level higher up.
The house holds many fond moments for Mrs. Moore and Mr. Freundlich who lived in the home with their two children, Caleb and Liv. They got married in the back garden of 49 feet according to a 2017 report on the house from Architectural Digest.
She is. Moore, who has been featured in several films, was awarded the Academy Award for best actress in the film “Still Alice.”
An TriBeCa The woman who was. Rose sold her apartment at 90 Franklin Street, at Church Street, a.k.a. Franklin Tower, also known as the Franklin Tower condominium, for $10 million. The first time she put it for sale in 2006 at a price of $14 million.
The 5,027-square-foot house includes five bedrooms, four and four and a half bathrooms. It also has an eat-in kitchen that is spacious with laundry area and playroom. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, dressing room as well as a separate living room.
In the loft-like house are mahogany floors, 10 foot beamed ceilings, as well as a variety of oversized windows that offer views of the city’s skyline. The purchasers were listed in the listing as Scott as well as Rachel Yedid.
The actress. Rose, an heiress to the Rose Associates real estate empire (the company manages and builds apartment buildings throughout the city) She has a lengthy resume that includes cabaret artist screenplay writer, novelist and cabaret performer (she created “The J.A.P. Chronicles”). In 2017 she was the subject of headlines after writing an open letter about her transgender daughter following President Trump removed federal protections to transgender students.
A few blocks away from 1111 Murray Street, a glass high-rise with 64 levels and 157 apartments and the Francos have paid $7.5 millions for a 2,934 square-foot sponsor apartment with three bedrooms as well as three and three and a half bathrooms. It was owned by the late Mr. Franco, who had previously owned an estate in Staten Island, was an assistant pitcher from 1984 until 2005, spending the majority of that time playing for the Mets. He was also an All-Star player.
Mr. Hertog was awarded $15.5 million from his 13th floor co-op on 1040 Fifth Avenue, a 17-floor limestone structure, located situated between 85th and Streets that was designed by famous architectural firm Rosario Candela. The building has housed many famous residents throughout the decades as well as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The house comprises four main bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also has staff quarters in the dining area and laundry room. The fireplaces are wood-burning in the living room as well as a library.
The seller, Mr. Hertog, a financier and philanthropist was one of the founders of the investment company Sanford C. Bernstein & Company. The buyer utilized an LLC 1040513A as a limited liability to complete the purchase.
In addition, in the Upper East Side, Ms. Steinberg sold her brownstone located at 46 73rd Street located near Central Park between Madison and Park Avenues, for $11.6 million. The buyer was identified in the form of Rosy Path, LLC.
Five stories tall, the house is spread over 8310 square feet. It also has an area of 20 by 20 feet at the rear. There are five bedrooms as well as five bathrooms along with the basement is finished with additional sleeping space as well as a the laundry, gym, and wine storage. The main suite, which covers the entire third level, includes two bathrooms as well as an dressing room.
Mrs. Steinberg, who purchased the brownstone in 2002 for $5.3 million, put it back on the market nearly two years ago and sold it for up to $18.8 million. She was engaged to the financier Mr. Steinberg, the financier from 1983 until his demise in 2012.
Mr. Bentley’s estate has sold his residence in 194 Riverside Drive for $4.4 million almost a year after his death. The sprawling cooperative, which could require a bit of T.L.C., is one of the last buildings from the period prior to World War II that was built in the original design. It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The late Mr. Bentley wore many hats in his long and varied life He was a theater critic playwright, director, singer , and even an author.
David E. Pozen and Jessica Ulman-Pozen were buyers.
In the month’s end, there wererecorded closings that included Real estate developers Ryan Jackson and his wife, Kay Jackson, a stylist, purchased a brand new penthouse in 30 Park Place for $18.4 million. An estate owned by Anne Marie Aberbach has sold her condo located at 812 Park Avenue for $5.3 million as her husband was Julian J. Aberbach, who was the owner of the rights to publish Elvis Presley’s song.