Manhattan’s Best Selling Buildings of 2012

Written By Aby Thomas | January 30, 2013
2012 manhattans best selling buildings

While 2012 was a great year for Manhattan’s luxury apartment buildings, it is easy to see that some of these condos had a much better year than their peers! Curbed New York recently came out with a list of buildings that had the most sales in New York City last year, and we noted that five Manhattan buildings had made it into this very exclusive list. Read on to find out which Manhattan condos had a rocking time last year:

#5: The Setai Fifth Avenue: While the Setai is known as one of New York’s finest five-star hotels, the building also offers beautiful luxury residences on its upper floors. The homes commanded prices as high as their heights, but they certainly seemed to be worth it: with its excellent location on Fifth Avenue, its magnificent apartments, and the stunning Manhattan views it offered its residents, the Setai was able to sell 64 apartments at a median price of more than $1.8 million.

#4: The Aldyn: Waterfront residences have probably never looked as good as the Aldyn, located at 60 Riverside Boulevard in the Upper West Side. Perhaps its most striking feature is its 40,000 square feet of space that’s devoted solely to amenities, which includes a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, basketball and squash courts, bowling alley, spa, golf simulator and much, much more. It’s little wonder then that this building has made it into the top-sellers list.

#3: Fifth on the Park: With over 99% of their apartments sold, the success of this condominium building at 1485 Fifth Avenue is another indication of the growing popularity of Harlem as a residential neighborhood. The homes here are top class and come in sizes ranging from studio to four-bedroom apartments. Residents of this 28-story tower also have access to a good collection of fine amenities, which include a 24-hour concierge service, a fitness center and an outdoor terrace.

#2: Deco Lofts: Designed by the same people who created the Empire State Building, this impressive looking building in the Financial District saw 85 of its apartments getting bought in the last year. Located at 99 John Street, apartment buyers in the city have been lured to this office-to-condo conversion thanks to it offering homes in a 100 different layouts. With such a solid performance in the last year, the real estate sector will be glued into see how their sales fare in 2013.

#1: The Sheffield: By selling 102 of its 582 apartments, at a median price of more than $1.4 million, the Sheffield has earned the top spot on the list of Manhattan buildings that had the best sales in 2012. This Midtown building gives its residents some beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Park and the Hudson River as well. The 58-story tower is a striking presence in the Midtown Manhattan area, and looks set to continue its success in 2013 as well.

Would you like to live in one of these amazing buildings? Get in touch with our agents, and schedule a showing as soon as you can—after all, at the rate these buildings are currently selling, their remaining homes won’t probably last very long on the market. So get in touch with us—today!


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