Sunday, September 3, 2017

Penthouse with rooftop cottage sells on 1st Avenue

[Image via Compass]

The penthouse unit at 72 E. First St. at First Avenue with the Cape Cod-style cottage on its rooftop has sold after about six weeks on the market.

As Curbed first reported yesterday, it went into contract at the home’s original asking price of $3.5 million. (The unit has not yet hit public records.)

Here's a refresher on the space, per the Compass listing:

The crown jewel of this offering is a loft penthouse built on the roof in design of a Nantucket cottage with weathered shingles, cupola and wraparound terrace. New Marvin true divided light windows and a glass block wall highlight extraordinary open views through three exposures. Direct access to the private roof terrace from double french doors create a charming retreat and a rare offering in all of Manhattan. The cottage includes a full bathroom and kitchenette.

As the Post reported earlier this summer, Gale Barrett Shrady is the owner. The cottage addition was the handiwork of her late husband, artist Henry Merwin Shrady III.

Previously on EV Grieve:
That penthouse with a cottage atop 1st Street and 1st Avenue is for sale


Anonymous said...

Only in NY kids. Only in NY.

Scuba Diva said...

I hope the realtor is promoting all the heart-healthy exercise the new resident will get climbing 100+ stairs four times or more every day.

Seriously, my late roommate lived here from 1976 to just over a year ago, and the 100-step trip at least twice a day kept him alive until the ripe old age of 83.

Anonymous said...

Agree. I've never been as healthy as when I did the 5th floor walk up multiple times a day, often carrying various stuff. I'm on three now - & always walk it (even though I've got an elevator now) but it ain't the same. Three floors is too easy.

Unknown said...

I lived there then
Did u know Michael Rocky Russo...or Harvey Sirota...was Paul still the super after 77?
Wonder what ever happened to the Cayman on the upper floor with 100 vats peeking through the floor People would move in and bam move out...we never even got to know there names!

bill said...

Ha i grew up with the broker he went to Ps 3 i took a tour of space as i have looked at it my whole life its pretty nice well thought out a lot of outdoor space and includes a whole lot of steps but growing up in a building without an elevator I'm accustomed