The glassy penthouse atop Richard Meier’s 165 Charles Street has finally sold after years of trying at various price points. The final closing price, according to the New York Post: a cool $23.7 million, which is quite a bit less than its original asking price.
The 4,500-square-foot West Village condo was previously by the British art magazine publisher Louise T. Blouin MacBain. (The Post says she has a compound in East Hampton but now spends most of her time in Europe.) She first tried to sell the four-bedroom, four-bathroom spread back in 2014 for $35 million. It reappeared on the market in December 2016, for just a hair under $30 million. This summer, it was asking $29.95 million and was also listed as $60,000 per month rental, making it as the second most expensive rental under 34th Street at the time.
Now, it's finally sold to an undisclosed owner. For that price, they’ll get a duplex penthouse with unobstructed view of the Hudson River and a south-facing kitchen with white Corian countertops and appliances by Gaggenau and Sub-Zero. The apartment also comes with access to the building’s 50-foot indoor lap pool.