Son of Silverstein Makes a Million on UWS Triplex Penthouse
Matt Chaban Sept. 27, 2010, 11:54 a.m.
More good news for the Silverstein clan!
Less than a month after the World Trade Center developers reached a final deal with the Port Authority for the remainder of their Ground Zero towers, Roger Silverstein has reached a deal for his just-off-Central Park West triplex. Mr. Silverstein works for his father Larry at their eponymous real estate firm, where he is senior vice president and heir apparent–and his duties include answering emails from 9/11 conspiracy theorists.
According to city records, the property sold for $4,367,000 on Sept. 17, just barely a million dollars more than the $3,350,000 Silverstein, fils, paid for the pad in August of 2004. Not bad, but also not the $5,995,000 the developer-to-be had been seeking, according to StreetEasy, when the home was first listed in May of last year. (Those Silversteins drive such a hard bargain.)
The buyer was a mysterious-sounding foreign entity, DWUWS LLC.
The Douglas Elliman listing–the unit was repped by Matt Holbein and Katherine Camp–boasts of a “New York treasure” with two terraces offering “priceless solitude plus a view of the Park.” Ernest de la Torre was responsible for an interior redesign of the 3,140-square-foot, three-bedroom, 3.5-bath apartment, which sits atop a masterful six-story Beaux Arts limestone townhouse. There are two fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom, and bike storage in the basement–a boon for Mr. Silverstein, no doubt, who is an “accomplished triathlete,” according to his company biography.
The downstairs neighbors, if the signs in their windows are any indication, are your more typical Upper West Side hippies.