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A Condo Near MoMA for $23 Million

By: Vivian Marino
Published: 9/20/2015Source: The New York Times

Featuring Meris Blumstein, Kenny Blumstein and Aaron Goed's sale at 199 Mott, NoLiTa:

A full-floor aerie near the top of the Baccarat Hotel and Residences, a new glass tower in Midtown by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill that sits opposite the Museum of Modern Art, sold to an unidentified buyer for $23,289,760.64 and was the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records.

The monthly carrying costs for the sponsor unit on the 46th floor of 20 West 53rd Street, near Fifth Avenue, are $17,641.

The four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bath apartment, with a windowed eat-in kitchen, has 4,543 square feet of interior space designed by Tony Ingrao. Each of the bedrooms has an en-suite bath, while the master suite also features double water closets and an enormous dressing room.

The apartment’s numerous floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of Central Park as well as panoramic cityscape vistas that include the Empire State BuildingOne World Trade Center and the George Washington Bridge.

Mark J. Gordon, a managing partner of Tribeca Associates, the building’s developer, said a strict confidentiality agreement prevented him from disclosing any information about the buyer, who made the purchase without brokers and was identified in city documents as Sunflower American Capital II Ltd., a Delaware-registered corporation.

As of now, Mr. Gordon said, 80 percent of the 59 apartments atop the 114-room luxury hotel in the 50-story tower have been sold.

“There are 11 units left,” he added, “of which several are in active discussions. We’ve had strong buyer interest since the hotel opened and the residences have been completed.”

Residents, who began moving into the units in March, will have full access to the hotel’s numerous amenities, which include 24-hour concierge, room service and housekeeping, along with the use of its Spa de La Mer.

The week’s runner-up was a sale in another new condominium — this one at 199 Mott Street, an 11-unit boutique building in NoLIta, between Kenmare and Spring Streets, by Alfa Development. A three-bedroom three-bath penthouse there sold for $10,793,450, according to city records.

The 3,088-square-foot, full-floor sponsor unit, with monthly carrying charges totaling $9,200, also has striking city views from its private 1,021-square-foot rooftop terrace as well as its floor-to-ceiling windows.  The apartment has a private, keyed elevator that opens into a foyer leading to an expansive living/dining area and a library/media room, according to the listing with the Corcoran Group. Meris Blumstein, Kenny Blumstein and Aaron Goed were the listing brokers.

The buyer of the unit was identified as Ratmir Sardarov.

Big Ticket includes closed sales from the previous week, ending Wednesday.

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