Superior Ink has already set the record for the top downtown sale. Can it do the same for the rental market, even as Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street is vying for the crown? Superior Ink, Related’s new Robert A.M. Stern-designed condos along the West Village gold coast, has just thrown a unit into the rental ring with a new $30,950-per-month listing.
The three-bedroom apartment boasts iPad-powered home theaters in nearly every room, according to The Real Deal, and was bought by a Westchester couple that decided not to move into the city, at least for the time being. At $148 per square foot, the 2,500-square foot apartment is about the most expensive currently on offer downtown, according to StreetEasy.
There are a few townhouses and apartments asking more, including a $60,000-per-month converted warehouse in Tribeca and a $45,000-per-month apartment in Superior Ink’s famous predecessor, Richard Meier’s neighboring Perry Street Lofts. Both of those listings are bigger, though, and thus cheaper on a per-square-foot basis.
This does not mean there are not deals to be had in the building. After all, Related boss Steve Ross took a Superior apartment for free, and The Real Deal is reporting that another unit has just sold for a mind-bending $258,705. The buyer is hidden behind an LLC, but the monthly suspects it could be another inside deal, given that that is a steal for any Village property, let alone a 3,200-square-foot, seventh-floor unit overlooking the Hudson in one of the hottest buildings downtown. Compare the $80-per-square-foot sale price to Leslie Alexander’s record-setting penthouse sale, which sold for $4,983 per square foot in November.
Whoever that buyer’s brokers are, can you please send us their contact info?