The saying “if at first you don’t succeed, try again” is pretty much always applicable when talking about New York real estate, particularly in the upper-upper-echelon of the market. Today’s example: a penthouse atop starchitect Richard Meier’s glassy condo at 165 Charles Street, which reappeared today asking $30 million.
The condo, which is owned by British art magazine publisher Louise T. Blouin MacBain, first appeared as a resale in 2014, asking $35 million; then, its price was inexplicably raised to $40 million, and bumped back down to $35 million a year later. No one bit, so MacBain is try, trying again at $30 million. (One thing that hasn’t changed: the utterly outrageous $10,199 common charges. Yeesh.)
The latest batch of listings photos aren’t as extensive (or even as nice) as previous ones, but they show off the penthouse’s wall-to-wall glass facade, as well as its wraparound terrace with Hudson River views. They also don’t include a floorplan, but an older listing was accompanied by this one:
The apartment itself is still big (4,551 square feet) and still has contemporary finishes, plenty of en-suite bathrooms, and a huge double-height great room. Now to see if—as another saying goes—the fourth time’s the charm.