Last year, back when the Greek pharmaceutical executive Dr. Athanase Lavidas put his full-floor, 11-room, five-fireplace apartment on the market for $43 million, it was the most expensive co-op available at 2 East 67th Street, one of the Upper East Side’s most dictatorially patrician apartment houses. But a $34.9 million sprawl two floors up now has a $45 million tag, thanks to a pair of really peculiar price increases this month.
That means Dr. Lavidas’ place is the cheaper choice by $2 million—a swell bargain! And while the $45 million apartment upstairs doesn’t have a publicly available floor plan, Dr. Lavidas’ listing with Brown Harris Stevens comes with a gem: It shows where those five fireplaces are; how to navigate from the sauna to the gym, or from the private landing to the powder room; where the maids sleep; and how the place measures up to an older layout. — Max Abelson
Brown Harris Stevens.