The pedigree of Soho's 40 Mercer is well documented: designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, developed by hotelier André Balazs, acquired by Harry Potter, etc. But even in a building where private cabanas sometimes cost the same as studio apartments, this new-to-market resale listing is enough to give us pause. A 2BR, 2.5BA unit on the building's 12th floor, this 2,206-square-foot apartment is asking $10.85 million, or a 15 Central Park West-like $4,918 per square foot. Holy gilded furnishings, Batman! The apartment does have a retractable sliding glass wall in the living room, perfect for a (final?) exit when the creditors come calling.
· Listing: 40 Mercer Street [BHS]
· 40 Mercer coverage [Curbed]