An alphabet’s worth of combined and adjacent apartments on the 21st floor of the opulent Trump Parc at 106 Central Park South, with commanding centerline vistas of Central Park and a Versailles-like 70-foot entrance gallery, sold for $14,250,000. The deal was the most expensive of the week, according to city records.
The listing price for the condominium, which has monthly carrying charges of $12,357, had been $16 million; the unit had previously been a $57,500-a-month rental.
The 10-room residence, No. 21ABCDN, has four bedrooms and seven baths, with an adjacent studio apartment, No. 21N, currently being used as a personal gym but ripe for conversion to a guest suite or maid’s room should the new owner be averse to exercise.
The hallmark of the recently renovated 5,233-square-foot unit, which offers spectacular park views from its principal rooms, is indeed its endless entrance hall, an art-worthy conduit with floors of white Thassos marble. Two antique marble fireplaces enhance an otherwise modernist decorating schematic.
The Trump Parc, designed as a 340-unit condominium building with signature Trump flourishes, like a luxurious entrance and a marble lobby, opened in 1988 on the site of the former Barbizon Plaza Hotel. Flamboyant for its time, the Barbizon was designed in 1929 by Lawrence Emmons and was renowned for its hipped roofline and pinnacle of glass tiles that, until such things were frowned upon as a public nuisance and eyesore, were bathed in spotlights each night.
The anonymous seller, identified as Salience, a limited liability company, was represented by Jacque Foussard and Craig Filipacchi of Brown Harris Stevens. The buyer used a trustee identified as 106 Central Park South Pty Ltd. for the transaction.
An infinitely different type of property in a decidedly less bustling part of town, a tidy brick Greenwich Village town house originally built in 1869 and gently gut-renovated five years ago by the architect Annabelle Selldorf, sold for $9.55 million and was the week’s runner-up to the Trump Parc sale. The original listing price of $9.75 million had recently been reduced to $9.6 million; the annual taxes are $25,804.
The interior of the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath town house at 281 West Fourth Street is connected by a spectacular circular staircase made of wood and steel that culminates, with dizzying trompe l’oeil precision, at the roof deck. The stone slab floor and eight-burner stove in the country kitchen are French imports, and the dining room opens onto a Zen garden.
The seller of the town house was Pascal Dangin, a renowned digital photographer whose forte is touch-ups of fashion shots, a niche expertise that earned him the sobriquet of the “photo whisperer.” He is the founder of Box, a studio specializing in photographic retouches. Mr. Dangin bought the town house in 2007 for $5.8 million and enlisted Ms. Selldorf for its total interior makeover and exterior face-lift. Abigail Agranat of Douglas Elliman Real Estate handled the listing; the buyer was shielded by a limited liability company, Crazy Snack 05.
Big Ticket includes closed listings from the previous week, ending Wednesday.