By Vivian Marino
March 25, 2016
An immense, full-floor penthouse at the top of the Manhattan House, a condominium conversion of a white-brick landmark building with a private garden on the Upper East Side, sold for $22,168,630 and was the most expensive closed sale of the week, according to city records.
The monthly carrying charges are an estimated $16,738; the asking price was $23.5 million.
This sponsor apartment, No. C2101, at 200 East 66th Street, is a combination of two half-floor units. The total square footage is 7,597 feet, which includes nine bedrooms, eight and a half baths and expansive living and dining rooms divided by a double-sided wood-burning fireplace. There are also a home gym, a media room and a playroom with a fireplace, as well as a separate service entrance and Lutron light and audio systems.
The south-facing master suite features another fireplace, along with two walk-in closets and a windowed bath with radiant heated floors.
The home also has abundant outdoor space: Two large wraparound terraces, totaling 1,340 square feet, provide far-reaching cityscape views. And just off the building’s lobby is a one-acre garden, with plantings and walking paths, designed by Sasaki Associates. Gracing the garden are sculptures by the Dutch-born artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp.
The modern-style Manhattan House, which was designated a landmark in 2007, was built between 1947 and 1951 by the New York Life Insurance Company and designed by Mayer & Whittlesey and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is one of the city’s first white-brick apartment buildings, a striking contrast at the time to the architectural styles of earlier periods.
The building was converted from rentals to luxury condos by O’Connor Capital Partners.
The high-ceilinged unit, No. 10A, has four bedrooms and four and a half baths spread over 3,288 square feet. The monthly carrying costs are a relatively mild $7,891, thanks to a tax abatement.
Ann Folliss Jeffery of Brown Harris Stevens and Dennis Mangone of Douglas Elliman Real Estate represented the sellers, Joseph P. Adams Jr., a managing director of the Fortress Investment Group, and his wife, Hilary R. Adams. The buyer was identified as Hos Barbizon LLC.