Recent notable deals in Manhattan real estate:
Harvard economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett—her specialty is women in the workplace!—and her husband Richard Weinert have purchased an apartment for $3.89 million. The 2,200-square-foot pad, complete with its own private elevator landing, is located at 75 Central Park West and currently owned by philanthropists Alan and Gail Levenstein, who list 50 Sutton Place as their current address on the property deed. “Lots of prewar detail throughout,” enthused Corcoran broker Patricia Cliff in her listing.
Meanwhile, architect Adam Kushner and his wife Louise Chuu have sold their West Village duplex for $1.9 million dollars. “If you are looking for something sexy, unconventional, truly one-of-a-kind, this loft-like penthouse located in the heart of the West Village, is perfect for you!,” writes Diane Wildowsky in her Sotheby’s listing. The apartment at 79 Barrow Street is designed with a hodgepodge of materials, including glass, wood, brick and tiles from the subway. The buyer’s one Mauricio Gonzalo Merlo will also be able to enjoy a “meditation pool” (which moonlights as a Jacuzzi).