The best apartment I ever sold is easily 39 Fifth Avenue, PHB. This home is particularly special to me not only because the clients are dear friends of mine, but also because I’ve had the pleasure of selling the property to them several years ago and then listing it for them when they decided to move.
After originally selling my client the home of his dreams in the West Village, his growing family inspired him to search for a one-of-a-kind three-bedroom in a pre-war building nearby. We agreed that the neighborhood of lower Fifth Avenue, particularly the blocks around West 11th and West 10th Streets, had a distinct magic and was the ideal area to find his and his family’s forever home. In a unique twist, the apartment that stuck with them was a three-bedroom duplex penthouse at 39 Fifth Avenue, which happened to be my listing. The home evoked a special feeling, something we couldn’t quite explain – but it was there. Since my clients needed more space than this apartment provided, I reached out to the owners of the one-bedroom next door and asked if they might be willing to sell. Sure enough, they were. I was able to sell both neighboring units and my clients were once again able to create the home of their dreams. This made for a true labor of love – for both my clients and myself.
To represent a home of this caliber, so beautifully designed, meant a lot to me professionally and personally. When it came time to move on and sell, I had the pleasure of showing the home to the most interesting people from across the world – all of whom appreciated the same feeling we experienced years ago. I trust the new owners now enjoy creating their own stories and memories at 39 Fifth Avenue, PHB. More than anything, it was so gratifying for me to see my client’s family and home evolve and be a part of that journey from start to finish.