A Park Avenue Apartment designed by WARD BENNETT

This Ward Bennett designed mid-century modern classic at 700 Park Avenue Apt. 10C is up for sale by Stephen P. Wald Real Estate Associates, Inc . Ward Bennett occupies a singular position in American design history. Born in 1917, he departed from formal education at the age of 13, embarking on a journey that saw him rise from a humble fabric sales-boy to a renowned fashion illustrator. His pursuits...

Jeff Bezos’s Former Seattle Area Rental—and Amazon’s First Office—Lists for $2.28 Million

In 1995, from the garage of a home in Bellevue, Washington, Jeff Bezos launched the global e-commerce and tech juggernaut Amazon. Bezos and his former wife, MacKenzie Scott, rented the dwelling for $890 a month at the time. According to the Seattle Times, the piece of property that once served as an incubator for the landscape-shifting company has hit the market at a cool $2.28 million. As Daily Mail...

New York City’s Vacancy Rate Reaches Historic Low of 1.4 Percent, Demanding Urgent Action & New Affordable Housing

This afternoon, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) delivered the initial findings of the latest New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS) to the New York City Council. Conducted roughly every three years since 1965 in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the NYCHVS is the longest-running housing survey in the country and the official source of the...

Barbara Walters’s Longtime Fifth Avenue Apartment Back on the Market After Prospective Buyer Walks Away

Last November, the New York City apartment where prominent journalist Barbara Walters lived for 30 years, up until her death in December of 2022, went into contract. But in a surprise turn of events, the Upper East Side unit was quietly placed back onto the market on January 9 at $16.995 million—almost $1 million dollars less than the $17.75 million for which records show the contract was signed. A...

Penthouse Asking More Than $100 Million Led New York City Housing Market Last Week

A duplex soaring more than 100 stories over Midtown Manhattan reigned as the priciest home to go into contract last week in New York City, according to Monday’s report from Olshan Realty. The penthouse at supertall skyscraper Central Park Tower, a new development on Billionaire’s Row at the southern edge of the park, was most recently asking $149.5 million, though it’s expected to close for around...

Manhattan real estate shows signs of life after pandemic-related drop in rents: report

The Real Estate Board of New York has unveiled its latest Manhattan retail report, shedding light on the retail landscape in the borough during the second half of 2023 — showing a real estate market with high demand from retailers, and yet rent levels in most retail corridors continue to lag behind pre-pandemic peaks. The report, which analyzed activity along major retail corridors from July to...

NYC’s top residential brokerage stories of 2023

The market got off to a slow start in the first quarter, waylaid by a series of interest rate hikes that continued until November. The subsequent mortgage rate increases limited supply, keeping prices afloat and suppressing activity. As the market struggled relative to the post-pandemic bonanza of 2021 and the first half of 2022 well into the summer, optimistic forecasts from agents in the Northeast for...

Did Joan Rivers’s “Haunted” Upper East Side Penthouse Scare Potential Buyers Away?

Over two years and a $3.5 million price reduction later, the owner of Joan Rivers’s former Upper East Side penthouse has taken the allegedly haunted five-bedroom and five-bathroom dwelling off the market, the New York Post reports. The French neoclassical style triplex, designed by Gilded Age architect Horace Trumbauer, spans 5,200 square feet—plus an additional 430 square feet of coveted outdoor...

Whisky Maker Buys Bob Dylan’s Scottish Estate for £4.257 Million

Bob Dylan has sold his 16-bedroom mansion in the rugged and wild Scottish Highlands for £4.257 million (US$5.35 million). The Nobel Prize-winning singer-songwriter put the stately and secluded manor, nestled within the vast Cairngorms National Park and close to the village of Nethy Bridge, on the market in July, asking for offers over £3 million.  Dylan had owned the property, known as Aultmore...

10 Most Expensive Celebrity Real Estate Transactions of 2023

With the end of 2023 fast approaching, it’s only fitting that we once again reflect on the most eye-popping celebrity real estate deals of the year. Though the stars behind the 10 priciest transactions spent less on average than last year’s, the number-one deal is certainly one for the books, clocking in at $27 million more than last year’s biggest power player and breaking a state record...

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