You might think that the sale of a magnificent Charles Gwathmey-designed penthouse on Central Park would be as rare as spotting an Iceland Gull in the manicured greensward below. But this year two Gwathmey masterpieces changed hands. What’s more, the sellers were both Goldman Sachs men. (And, for the record, on December 17, an Iceland Gull sighting was confirmed at the Reservoir).
On New Year’s Eve, Goldman Sachs vice chair J. Michael Evans sold his Charles Gwathmey-designed Park Laurel penthouse at 15 West 63rd Street for $23.7 million, city records show. Mr. Evans slipped in just before the capital gains tax jumped up, saving him considerable cash given that he purchased the 11-room condo for just $10.3 million back in 2003 from Bradford Weston, another Goldman Sachs man.
When Lauren Muss and John Matteson saw the two-bedroom, 2.5-bath co-op for sale at 180 East 79th Street, they must have decided that they could not wait, they had to act now. After all, the price had been slashed from $3.2 million to just $1.99 million and supplies might not last.
We’re not sure if the sellers—Home Shopping Network CEO Mindy Grossman and husband Neil made the familiar sales pitch—but Ms. Grossman must have picked up a few tricks of the trade at the helm of HSN, the oddly enchanting channel surfing favorite of those with cash to burn and too much time on their hands.
After three decades as a rainmaker at Goldman Sachs, Robert Mnuchin had enough money to focus on his true passion, art. With his L&M Gallery, Mr. Mnuchin has become one of the city’s foremost collectors and dealers—his latest show was reviewed in this week’s Observer, in fact—though it appears he and wife Adriana also Read More