The recent market-is-back chatter has been missing something: record-breaking deals. But no longer! The Wall Street Journal reports that not one but two apartments at UWS co-op the San Remo may be on the verge of shattering previous sales stats at the building. A 19th-floor apartment just went into contract for more than $15 million after being listed for $17.5 million. A second, on the 15th floor, is on the market for $20 million. Of course, this could all be moot if the co-op board decides to pull a Madonna on the buyers.
But even if the San Remo deal falls through, we'll always have Hamilton Heights, where, The Real Deal reports, a townhouse is in contract for $2 million for the first time in more than two years. The home, at 466 West 144th Street, belongs to the designer of "Grand Theft Auto," who bought it for $1.85 million...and then spent over $2 million renovating it and sold it after a fair amount of PriceChoppage. We're guessing it'll be a little while before he moves to another fixer-upper.
· San Remo Sales Records Near [WSJ]
· "Grand Theft Auto" inventor's Hamilton Heights house sells [Real Deal]