Luxury pick of the week

A three bedroom with a terrace overlooking Columbus Circle, for $6,625,000

By Jennifer White Karp | September 10, 2019 - 12:00PM 

The kitchen features quartzite kitchen countertops, a breakfast bar, and Miele appliances, including double ovens and a wine refrigerator. 

Photography by Chris Coe for Optimist Consulting; renderings from Binyan Studios. Corcoran

Welcome to Brick Underground’s luxury pick of the week, a feature spotlighting a condo, co-op, or townhouse for sale with an asking price of at least $4,300,000, the current entry threshold for luxury apartments in Manhattan. If you’re in the market for a high-end abode, you should know that while sales have slowed considerably over the past couple of years, that trend is starting to reverse as sellers come to grips with the new market reality and adjust their prices accordingly. It's good news for your wallet—just be aware that many luxe listings won’t linger on the market indefinitely. For more information, check out Brick Underground’s tips on buying a luxury apartment in NYC.

Still under construction and on track for completion this year, this luxury building, The Park Loggia at 15 West 61st St., is notable for several architectural details that you may need to Google (except we did it for you). First there is the loggia—a private, deep-set terrace for each of the two- and three-bedrooms apartments, which lends the building its name and gives the facade a distinctive look. There’s also a porte-cochère—a covered driveway that leads to a parking area so residents can disembark in privacy (celebrities love these).

The Park Loggia has 172 units, but if you like this building, don’t expect to take your pick: According to developer AvalonBay’s website, there are only 13 active listings, ranging from one to three bedrooms. That’s not unusual. It’s common practice for luxury developers to release only a handful of apartments at a time in order to boost interest and demand. (No sales appear to have been recorded yet, according to StreetEasy).

The terra cotta-clad building, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, replaces a replaces the 12-story former American Bible Society headquarters on the Upper West Side that it built in 1966, according to The New York Times.

This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bedroom corner condo there, #18A, is asking $6,625,000. Monthly taxes are $1,895 and common charges are $1,915.

An entry gallery with wide-plank white oak floors leads to a chef’s kitchen. The condo has an open living space with 1,916 square feet.

The master suite has access to the outdoor space and a large walk-in closet. 

Amenities are by AD 100 designers Pembrooke & Ives, with indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining, dining, fitness, and leisure activities. There’s a 24/7 doorman, fitness center, yoga studio, music room, and a wraparound outdoor terrace/garden with barbecues, fire pits, lawns, and a pergola for outdoor entertaining.

Close by is Central Park, Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, and Lincoln Center.


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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