If one luxury apartment isn’t enough, why not have two of them?
Hotelier André Balazs’ 4,200-square-foot home at 158 Mercer St., which relisted in September for $12 million, is being offered as part of a new nearly 9,000-square-foot combination that listed Tuesday for $20.74 million, according to StreetEasy.
Although an architect’s touch would be necessary to marry the two New Museum Building units, 10M and 10B, the resulting expanse would include an entire floor of space and 360-degree views. It could even fit some five bedrooms, including a massive master suite, according to a proposed layout.
Balazs — who’s behind the Standard hotels in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, and the nearby Mercer hotel in Soho — does not own both units. He bought the 4,200-square-foot 10M for $5.75 million in 2003. He tried selling it in 2007 for $10 million, but no one took the bait. In 2017, he tried once more for $12 million. Balazs is looking to part ways with it because he’s reportedly not spending much time in Manhattan these days.
This unit is still available for sale separately, now asking $10.99 million after a slight price chop. It’s being marketed by Tal and Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman.
Apartment 10B forms the other half of the combo. And it, too, remains for sale separately, asking $9.75 million, down a bit from its most recent $9.99 million asking price in October. (It’s also for rent, listed for $25,000 per month.) StreetEasy shows it last sold in 1997 for $1.52 million. Its listing, represented by Jeffrey Fields of R New York, details three bedrooms, high ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors and a chef’s kitchen — all across some 4,700 square feet.
“We’ve noticed there’s the demand for more space, especially now that people are working from home,” said Fields, who added he’ll share the combination listing with Douglas Elliman.
Previous building residents have included Jon Bon Jovi, who sold his penthouse there for $34 million in 2015.
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