Luxe $65M Soho Penthouse Is the Week’s Most Expensive New Listing



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A three-level penthouse in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood on the market for $65 million is the most expensive new listing on realtor.com® this week.

The sellers gut-renovated the pricey spread after purchasing it for $17.8 million in 2011, according to Mansion Global. Should the sellers get close to their asking price, it could potentially break a record for downtown Manhattan.

The building, located in the Soho–Cast Iron Historic District Extension, gained fame when Heath Ledger, who had reportedly rented one of the lofts, was found dead in his bedroom of an accidental overdose in 2008.

Before the building was converted into condos in 2010, it housed a typewriter factory, a dust removal company, and an art gallery, according to the New York Times.

Kitchen with fireplace and vaulted barrel ceiling

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Dining area

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Master floor with bedroom suite and 20 closets

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Bath on master level

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Outdoor terrace

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The sellers are distressed asset investor David Matlin and his wife, Lisa Matlin, who are now looking to downsize after embarking on a deluxe reimagining of the space, according to the New York Times.

Despite Matlin’s background, there’s nothing distressing about this investment. Let’s take a tour.

The “bespoke residence” is a “one-of-a-kind” Soho loft transformed into 8,000 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, three levels, and 3,700 square feet of outdoor space.

The Roman and Williams–designed abode took four years to complete. Custom features include fabricated steel doors, windows, and skylights. Starting on the fifth floor, a direct-access elevator opens into the great room, with six oversize windows overlooking Soho, 15-foot ceilings, and opposing wood-burning fireplaces encased in granite.

The eye-popping kitchen includes a 20-foot-tall brick barrel ceiling with a black granite counter, wood-burning fireplace, butler’s pantries, and wine rooms.The floor also features a second master suite with private terrace, guest room with bath, and an office.

A staircase with bronze railings and cantilevered black marble leads to the floor entirely devoted to the to-die-for master bedroom, which includes dual bathrooms, 20 custom closets, a dumbwaiter, coffee bar, fireplace, and dual private terraces.

One flight up, the top level opens to entertaining terraces with an indoor-outdoor glass canopy, fireplace, fitness room, a second kitchen, and dining room. Additional terraces boast a heated spa, garden with fountain, and dining room. There’s also a staff room and a bathroom on this level.

The boutique-style building from 1880 features just four units with 24/7 door attendants. A new owner also receives exclusive access to a rear yard, two parking spaces, and 700 square feet of cedar storage rooms.

The Soho neighborhood is filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, and proximity to public transit.

J. Eric Becker of Corcoran and Emily Beare of CORE hold the listing.

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