Yesterday's news of a $3.78 million closing at 100 Eleventh Avenue? Small potatoes when it comes to the Jean Nouvel-designed Vision Machine. Today things get more interesting in the West Chelsea sensation. The Post's Jennifer Gould Keil reports that 10 units have closed so far, and the biggest came yesterday: An anonymous "computer/Internet tech whiz" paid $22 million for 10,000 square feet of raw space on the 17th and 18th floors. Only about half the building's listings are online, none of which measure up to an apartment of that size, so we have no floorplan porn to gawk at. But luckily the 100 Eleventh website has a rendering of a tech whiz at home in his new starchitecture, so we have a visual! There is one $22 million unit listed as in contract, but it's a penthouse less than half that duplex's size. In other Nouvel news, a second apartment in the building is now for rent, and that means new interior shots!
The first 100 Eleventh rental, a 3BR asking $20,000 per month, is still available, and this latest one is a 2BR, 2.5BA, 2,000-square-foot space going for $12,500/month. The picture on the left appears to show off the building's curve rather nicely. Jersey City, holla! Forget price-per-square-foot when it comes to the Vision Machine, shouldn't it be measured in price-per-window?
· Nouvel riche [NYP, third item]
· Listing: Eleventh Avenue Rental [Brown Harris Stevens]
· 100 Eleventh Avenue coverage [Curbed]