A town house on Central Park West that comes with its own 60-foot lap pool and that sold for $22.375 million was the biggest sale of the week, according to city public records.
Although it is not unusual for town houses on the East Side to sell for $20 million or more, the sale of 247 Central Park West was a record price for a single-family town house on the Upper West Side. It is one of just a handful of single-family homes that face the park. The previous record was $19.39 million in 2010 for 26 West 76th Street, according to Gregory J. Heym, the chief economist at Terra Holdings.
“We made a record, so hopefully we’re catching up to the East Side,” said Mara Flash Blum, a broker at Sotheby’s International Realty who represented the seller, Keith D. Monda.
Mr. Monda, a former president of the luxury goods company Coach, now spends most of his time at his home in Florida. He bought the six-story West Side town house in 2006 for $15.5 million, also a record at the time. The seller at the time was Abigail E. Disney, a grandniece of Walt Disney, who had gut-renovated the house.
Mr. Monda used the home to display his vast collection of modern art. “There was gallery wall after gallery wall,” Ms. Blum said. “So even though there is an elevator, if you chose to use the stairs, it was like walking up the floors of the Guggenheim or the Whitney.” Because the interior has a very contemporary aesthetic, she said, “we needed a buyer who wanted modernity inside a house from the 1880s.”
The house was first listed in spring 2010 at $32 million. The price was reduced to $29 million in March 2011, and to $25 million last May.
In addition to a pool, the house has a fitness/massage area; a large media room; five bedrooms, including a master suite that takes up an entire floor; two terraces; and a landscaped garden.
The new owner is Igor Iankovsky, a foreign buyer who bought the house through a limited liability company, Top Estate (NY), according to city records. The buyer was represented by Matthew Lesser, a broker for Leslie J. Garfield and Company, who said only that the house was to be used as a private home but might first be leased for a period of time.
Big Ticket includes closed deals from the previous week, ending Wednesday.