We can't blame Loft 67, the conversion of the old Christie's auction house into condos, for being confused. It started sales in the midst of the boom, and even with some discounts, sold each of its full-floor units for over $4.5 million. Then came late 2008, and the building's attempted resales didn't go so well. Particularly on the second floor, where the owners who purchased the place for $4,582,125 in 2006 put it back on the market for $9.5 million before the renovation was finished. Now, presumably, it is, so the owners are trying to sell again?for less money. The redesigned apartment, above (which seems to have faced a little design confusion, too, with a mostly-modern layout plus that one 17th-century doorway) is now asking a tamer $5.95 million. It can also be combined with the third floor, which last sold for $6,414,975 in 2007, for a total of $11.645 million.
· Listing: Loft 67 [Sotheby's]
· 219 East 67th Street #2 [StreetEasy]