A $12 million apartment for sale at 1212 Fifth Avenue, a former hospital workers' residence converted to condos in 2011, is the most expensive listing of its kind in the Harlems on both sides of Central Park. The building at the corner of 102nd Street is home to a few ritzy folks, and at the moment Knicks favorite Carmelo Anthony just happens to be renting the 5BR/4.5BA unit for
$29,000/month $43,500/month. [UPDATE: The $29K was the initial asking price, but the current rent is $43,500.] The apartment is tenant-free come August, though, and up for bids; it sprawls over 4,000 square feet, and three rooms have Central Park views.
According to StreetEasy, it's the most expensive condo on the market in Upper Manhattan plus Morningside Heights (read: above 96th Street on the East Side, and 110th Street on the West). An enormous co-op on Riverside Drive asking $16M takes the cake for most expensive apartment in that area period, though.
In addition, if 1212 Fifth's unit 15N sold for its full ask, it would also be the priciest sale in that same area as well. (An apartment asking $12M in the halcyon days of 2007 eventually sold for $8M.) Note that this record doesn't include townhouses and other full buildings, just individual apartments.
· Listing: 1212 Fifth Avenue #15N [CORE via StreetEasy]
· All 1212 Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]