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Newly Renovated Apthorp Units Hit Market

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Even as the Apthorp mulls over the idea of duplex (and triplex) penthouses, those poor New Yorkers afflicted with Apthorp Envy have something new to beat their breasts over . . .

On Friday, four newly renovated apartments in the stately Upper West Side landmark hit the market. The properties—just a few of the 40 units picked up by JSR Capital a few years back when the Apthorp went condo—are represented by Douglas Elliman team Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes, and are expected to fetch around $250 million in total.

This 4,200-square-foot, four-bedroom duplex has undergone extensive renovation—coming out of it all with a fairly modern look and feel. There are new countertops and appliances, and all the original details (including crown moldings and engraved doors) have been completely restored, with the enormous marble staircase at the apartment's centerpiece. The asking price is $9.995 million.

The staging is also pretty modern, with Lucite furniture and paintings "in the style of Damien Hirst" (uh oh). But, of course, that's Eklund—a delightful presence on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York—and Gomes' wheelhouse, as the two have made a name for themselves selling sleek, sophisticated downtown units. With that in mind, the move uptown—to the famously august Apthorp, no less—is something of a surprise.
Thoughts on the renovations? Let us know in the comments . . .
· "Coveted and newly modernized apartments at Apthorp on upper West Side to hit market Friday" [NYDN]
· Listing: THE APTHORP, 390 WEST END AVENUE, 2F [Elliman]
· Apthorp coverage [Curbed]