Jared Kushner is looking for a record $66 million for the penthouse in his company’s Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Nikki Field of Sotheby’s has the listing and if it gets the asked for amount it would be the most for an apartment in downtown Manhattan ever paid.
The uppermost penthouse in the building has six bedrooms and seven and a half baths spread out over 7, 241 square feet of space. It also offers another 5, 158 square feet of space outside.
It comes with a library, gym, home theatre, wine cellar and stunning landscaped private terraces with a Yoga Lawn, putting green, Lynx gas grills, spa tub and wet bar. The apartment was custom designed by Jose Ramirez with an elevator opening to the grand atrium gallery. This leads to the double living room with fireplace and expansive north facing terrace also with a fireplace. The chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances by La Cornue, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Smeg.
The 7-room grand master suite offers stunning city views with two large dressing rooms and two baths with custom finishes throughout and a sitting room with a fireplace. The additional bedrooms have en-suite marble baths.
Located in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan, which borders the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods, the Puck Building is an historic building which occupies the city block bounded by Lafayette, Houston, Mulberry and Jersey Streets. The 19th Century building was designed by Albert Wagner in the German Rundbogenstil style of Romanesque Revival architecture.
It is a full-service boutique residence with doorman. Restaurant catering from the Chef’s Club by Food & Wine restaurant is available.
The building has been used by New York University for the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and its department of sociology, since 2004. It has both office space and ballrooms for large events on both the top and ground floors, the latter of which also holds retail space, which was added when the building underwent a large-scale renovation beginning in October 2011.
Mr. Kushner said of his project, “It’s a gorgeous, magical building, but I wanted it to become the most incredible that it could be, let it realize its full potential. The truth is that a lot of old buildings, if they’re not properly invested in, become tired old buildings. I wanted to take an icon and not just preserve it, but improve it.”