There was no question that Tadao Ando's first New York City building, a so-called "jewel box" at 152 Elizabeth Street, would generate plenty of interest once sales finally launched. But only a few months after the apartments within the glass and concrete structure hit the market, the building is breaking records: the New York Post reports that one of Ando's full-floor apartments, #5, is in contract for it's full $15.2 million asking price—which would be a record for a non-penthouse sale in the neighborhood. The 4,094-square-foot apartment has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a window-lined great room, a master suite, and—true to Ando's design—lots of glass and concrete.
· Listing: 152 Elizabeth Street #5 [Compass via StreetEasy]
· Buy this downtown Tadao Ando residence for $15M [NYP]
· Tadao Ando's First NYC Building Brings the Natural to Nolita [Curbed]
· All 152 Elizabeth Street coverage [Curbed]