“Supersized” apartments are a hot sector of the market, The Real Deal magazine reports in its latest issue, as real estate developers look for ways to appeal to wealthy buyers. The list of new supersized buildings includes CORE’s upcoming Walker Tower development, but with the launch of sales at Walker Tower still a few weeks out, we thought we’d highlight three other supersized pads currently on the market.
This Chelsea apartment isn’t called the “Skyhouse” for no reason. The mansion-in-the-sky, a triplex sitting atop a landmark building, has 5,000 square feet of indoor space along with an almost unheard of 6,000 square feet of private outdoor space. No neighbors, four exposures, and striking views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building — it’s a supersized home for a supersized lifestyle.
When location and quality come together, it’s a beautiful marriage. Call them trophy homes, perfect properties, or Manhattan’s most wanted. Just don’t call them in a month, because they probably won’t be around that long. Here are three listings on the market that are bound to make fans, fast.
The Upper East Side has a reputation as a family-friendly neighborhood, and this gorgeous duplex in a full-service condominium building has the perfect layout for a large brood. Add the turnkey condition, with a recently completed design and renovation by a renowned architect, and the appeal is easy to understand. Air and light make good Manhattan homes great, and this 2,900-square-foot space is filled with sunlight and boasts two balconies to take in excellent city views.
One of my favorite moments in my experience with the 132-138 Mulberry listing was when the seller showed me his Batman costume, holding it up and saying, “Maggie, look!” as he conveniently pulled it from a cabinet in his ultra-mod open living room. Very handy, I thought, and how apropos, given that ever since I first laid eyes on the loft featured in my premiere episode of “Selling New York,” on HGTV, it reminded me of a modern-day Bruce Wayne lair, otherwise known as the Bat Cave. You know, the one from the 1960s TV show-a hidden, private, mysterious work space where technology rules and Gotham need not fear. The only thing missing from this mini-mansion is Robin and a devoted butler.
132-138 Mulberry is for a very specific buyer. “But what space isn’t?” you ask? Well, although this loft is hugely versatile, with plenty of space that can be reconfigured in numerous ways, it may hold particular appeal to the Bruce Waynes of the world. I think it’s the high-tech finishes, the keyed elevator, the security system and the elegant mid-century furnishings that help qualify it as a superhero home. But don’t let the cave-like description fool you; it actually has more than a dozen steel-frame double-pane gas-insulated tilt-and-turn casement windows that allow for plenty of natural light. It’s all in the episode, of course, including that whopping price drop! For more details, just click on the listing on my CORE agent page.
I’m looking forward to upcoming episodes in which a few of my other listings are featured. I happen to have a condo combination unit available now in Union Square, if you’re looking for something a little different than a lair-this one is penthouse-style, with a private rooftop outdoor space, just in case there are any Clark Kents out there looking for a landing pad.