151 East 78th Street. This tasteful, classic, Candela inspired effort by architect Peter Pennoyer has topped and is currently ensconced in bright white wrap. Beneath the wrap, the building has not yet been faced, so we are still anxiously awaiting the red brick and limestone facade which should seem to blend seamlessly into its prewar environment. The 16 story building has 14 units, at least 10 of them in contract at an average of approximately $3200/psf. No worries, the nearly 7000sf Penthouse is still listed as available on Streeteasy for a mere $29,500,000.
Update (1/14/15): Just hours later, the $29.5M Penthouse is spoken for, as is the $27.5M penthouse as reported by Curbed. Wow! That was quick!
|view from southwest|
|view from the north on East 86th Street|
|view from the south on East 79th Street|
Update (1/14/15): 1010 Park Avenue has passed Landmarks and is now a go! 16 stories of luxurious bliss coming soon. Let the "Lot Line Follies" begin! Full Story on the approved plan over at Curbed.
It is interesting to note, of the three condos currently in progress, and none finished, we have a total of 49 stories, 36 total units, and only 10 (if that many) still available. While north of $3000/psf is far from affordable, it is of some consolation that the new additions to Metropolitan Hill are tasteful and in keeping with neighborhood aesthetics, rather than lifeless glass boxes.
Stay tuned for further updates...