A full-floor penthouse at 56 Leonard Street is back on the market just a few weeks after the sale closed, either in a case of buyer’s remorse, or an investor looking to make a bit of extra cash by flipping the place. The latter option is, of course, more likely: the buyer is shielded behind an anonymous LLC, and hasn’t made too many dealings in the city, per public records.
But the buyer isn’t looking for a huge return on investment: They picked up the apartment, located on the 53rd floor of Herzog & de Meuron’s blocky tower, for precisely $29,082,693.34. The current asking price? A mere (ha) $35 million—still a ridiculous number, but given a similarly priced penthouse in the building recently entered contract, it may not be so out of reach.
But boy, if they aren’t trying really hard to sell the place: The brokerbabble describes the pad as “cantilevered on top of the world”; “in a word it is simply....breathtaking”; and, in case you hadn’t gotten the point yet, “this home is both awe-inspiring and gracious.” In fairness, the home does have spectacular views—being that it’s a full-floor unit, they go both north and south—along with “the most important terrace in New York City” (there’s that brokerbabble again).
The less important, but still, y’know, important details include four bedrooms, three walk-in closets, a wood-burning fireplace, a sleek kitchen with a breakfast nook, and entry via your own private elevator.
- Listing: 56 Leonard Street #PH53 [Compass]