Apparently, there is still a market for extremely expensive penthouses in Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal reports that a $50 million penthouse at 70 Vestry, Robert A.M. Stern’s überexclusive Tribeca condo, is now in contract. It’s one of two penthouses in the building, with the second one asking as much as $65 million.
The apartment itself was never publicly listed, but the WSJ has the scoop on what it entails: it’s a 6,547-square-foot duplex located on the building’s north side, and has four bedrooms, three kitchens, a study, a solarium (sure), two terraces, and a roof deck. Like the building’s other, less obscenely pricey units, the interiors were designed by Daniel Romualdez, and are clad in the usual high-end materials (Italian marble, oak paneling, and the like).
Part of that $50 million price tag is the building’s exclusivity: its amenities include an automated garage and a porte cochère, both things that will attract buyers in search of privacy (like Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, who scooped up a $20 million apartment there last year).
Construction on the limestone-covered building is currently underway, with move-ins anticipated sometime in 2018.