The Laureate has exceeded most expectations, selling the shiny new spaces at pre-war price-points. The biggest deal so far was one of the numerous penthouses—we don’t get it either—selling for $12.5 million. Another has just shattered that record, with a price of $15.587 million.
Indeed, the five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home practically achieves the pre-war prestige it so aspires to emulate. Spanning 4,105 square feet, the pad features a private roof terrace with a hot tub, a gas burning fireplace (so nouveau riche!), a breakfast room, a washer-dryer, two walk-in-closets and “art deco inspired faucets” in the master bath, according to a listing from Brown Harris Stevens Select broker extraordinaire Shlomi Reuveni. In the world of post-war real estate, this is about as good as it gets.
The home was purchased by G. Peter and Marguerite D’Aloia. Mr. D’Aloia works in the chemical industry and is currently a managing director at Ascend Performance Materials. According to city records, the couple currently owns a penthouse at the Coronado, for which they paid $3.35 million in 2007. Upgrade!