In a week during which the Thanksgiving holiday naturally dampened real estate transactions, a mere dozen contracts were signed at or above $4 million, according to Donna Olshan’s luxury market report. Two properties, each listed for $12.25 million, tied for the top spot. And though the developers of 995 Fifth Avenue, which houses one of the units, are perhaps more recognizable—Frick, Carnegie, Vanderbilt—those responsible for the other, a four-bedroom condo at 212 West 18th Street, have certainly been making more recent waves. Known as Walker Tower—after its architect Ralph Walker—the building inspired chatter this fall with the listing of its Penthouse One at $55 million. (That unit entered contract last month for slightly less than the ask—but still over $50 million, according to sources—while Penthouse Two, which came to market slightly later, is currently asking $47.5 million.) Read More
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