A $6 M. Discount Still Means $26 M. Deal

Two months ago, when the Corcoran Group’s Web site showed that Lee Anz Lehman’s 11-room apartment at 2 East 67th Street had gone to contract, we wondered if the $32 million asking price had been met.

It wasn’t.

According to deeds filed late last week in city records, the full-floor, 6,200-square-foot apartment only went for $26 million. That means a hefty discount for the buyer, Alvaro Saieh Bendeck, a financier and director of the Santiago Stock Exchange.

The Observer reported in February that a broker familiar with the apartment said that “all of those bathrooms need to be redone, and the kitchen, too. And there should be a total renovation of all the systems,” like the wiring and air conditioning.

As recompense, Ms. Lehman’s old apartment has a 484-square-foot dining room, according to the floor plan, as well as a long pantry (plus “butler’s room”) and a long kitchen—and then, naturally, a long “breakfast area.”

And even with that $6 million discount, the sale is one of the priciest Manhattan home trades so far this year.

A $6 M. Discount Still Means $26 M. Deal