Sitting Pretty: Two More for the UWS' Laureate

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Everyone's favorite building! (StreetEasy)

What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and The Laureate is the sun!

The Upper West Side condo building has outshined the competition in the luxury market this week yet again, with two significant sales coming through.

Another of the building’s penthouses has sold, which in its self is not terribly remarkable as it boasts some 13 “penthouses.” This particular unit, 1B, encompasses “3,017 SF of grand living space,” according to a listing from Shlomi Reuveni of Brown Harris Stevens Select.  With “expansive views over Broadway,” the great room features a balcony where residents can breathe in the sweet smog of rush hour traffic.

The 305-square-foot  master suite, however, has its own balcony which overlooks Central Park. With an “L” shaped walk-in-closet and double sink vanity in the master bath, life in this penthouse doesn’t seem all bad. And you won’t see any clothes lines hanging from those balconies: the four-bedroom, 3.5-bath comes complete with a washer and dryer.

The buyers, who paid $8.5 million for the apartment, purchased anonymously through an LLC. However, they weren’t the only ones making moves in the building, city records show.

A smaller three-bedroom on the 11th floor has been snatched up, apparently by some out-of-towners. The 1,727-square-foot apartment was purchased for $3.3 million by Richard and Kathleen Taddonio, otherwise call a McMansion outside Charlotte, N.C., home, according to public records. A Richard Taddonio, also of Charlotte, has posted several times on the online bulletin Ferarichat.com, occasionally referencing his beloved Testarossa. He’ll be burning up Broadway in no time, no doubt.

eknutsen@observer.com