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The Beekman’s penthouse could become the Financial District’s priciest condo sale

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The penthouse atop the forthcoming Beekman Hotel was last listed for close to $12 million

The condos at 5 Beekman Street are resonating with buyers just one month after the model unit was revealed. According to listing brokers Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman, and first reported by The Real Deal, a nearly $12 million penthouse at the development is now in contract. According to TRD, the brokers "said they believe the condo sale will set a new record for the neighborhood." Although they didn’t disclose the final purchase price, they promised it would come very close to its $12 million ask.

The apartment in question is a 3,554-square-foot penthouse that takes up the entire 50th floor of the 68-unit, 51-story development. It’s got 16-foot ceilings, a fireplace and "panoramic views with four exposures of the new downtown and iconic cityscapes from river to river," according to the listing. Interior finishes for units include oak flooring, marble countertops, and a mahogany entrance. The apartment first hit the market last year, asking $15.25 million, before it was pulled. It was then relisted for $11.995 million in June. If the sale goes through, it would blow the previous Financial District record—the 2007 sale of a $6.57 million penthouse at 150 Nassau Street—out of the water.

5 Beekman, or the Beekman Residences, is the new condo development under construction behind the recently renovated Temple Court, which will soon open as a hotel. Of the 68 apartments, which are designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, prices start at $1.2 million for a one-bedroom, $2.95 million for a two-bedroom, and $3.7 million for a three-bedroom. Developers are hoping to lure buyers with an impressive amenities package that includes a roof deck, concierge, gym, media room and in-residence dining provided by restaurateur Tom Colicchio. (Colicchio will open a restaurant in the Beekman Hotel.) Streeteasy shows 41 of the 46 apartments currently listed now in contract, but the $11.995 pad is the only penthouse in the building now on the market.

5 Beekman Street

5 Beekman St., New York, NY 10038