Big Ticket | Sold for $12,600,000

A 13-room Park Avenue co-op that sold for $12.6 million was the biggest sale of the week, according to city records.

The transaction at 941 Park is a reminder of the continuing allure of Old World properties at classic addresses, even as flashier new condominiums downtown and on the West Side hit record prices week after week.

At the time 941 Park Avenue was built, in 1928, it represented the height of opulence. In terms of space and details, it can hold its own against many of the newer offerings around the city.

“A private elevator vestibule opens to a stately 28-foot-long foyer leading to a magnificently proportioned living room with a wood-burning fireplace,” the listing read. “Currently, the master bedroom suite is combined with the adjacent bedroom and is used as a custom-fitted dressing room.”

The owners of the apartment, Morad Ghadamian, a carpet importer, and his wife, Sima, sought $12.9 million when they listed their five-bedroom home, a duplex on the seventh and eighth floors.

The buyers were Lance Rosen, a hedge fund manager, and his wife, Diane, according to city records.

Dolly Lenz, a top broker at Prudential Douglas Elliman, handled the sale. She said the Rosens had considered good karma to be an important element in the sale. Sellers and buyers met and liked each other, which helped to seal the deal.

“They saw the happiness in the family that was selling,” Ms. Lenz said. “And they only wanted to buy something where there was not a negative story attached, like a divorce or something.”

In the past, 941 Park has attracted some of the city’s wealthiest and most influential people, including the NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and the Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd C. Blankfein, both of whom recently sold their homes in the building.

Meanwhile, although the $12.6 million deal was the week’s largest sale of an apartment to a new owner, another transaction topped it.

Clementina S. Flaherty, an author who recently went through a high-profile divorce from William Flaherty, a zinc magnate, secured control of the couple’s duplex apartment at 1040 Fifth Avenue for $13 million.

Considering that the two, when still together in 2008, had briefly listed the 10-room apartment in the Rosario Candela building for $43 million, it seems that Ms. Flaherty’s $13 million investment could be worth her while, should she decide to move on.

Big Deal includes closed sales from the previous week, ending Wednesday.

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