Deals were made on more than $1.5 billion worth of high-end residences in Manhattan last month, ending with a contract signed on Paul McCartney’s Fifth Avenue co-op.
Mr. McCartney’s apartment was one of 47 contracts signed on homes priced at and above $4 million for the week ending on Oct. 31, according to a report Monday from Olshan Realty. That includes 31 condos, 10 co-ops and six townhouses for a total of $381.5 million in deals.
Although three fewer homes went into contract last week compared to a week earlier, it was the 14th week this year that registered 40 or more deals at that price point, according to the report.
“The luxury market has been on a tear in October, racking up 184 contracts in the last four weeks at $4 million and above totaling [more than] $1.54 billion in sales,” Donna Olshan, president of Olshan Realty, said in the report.
The No. 1 deal last week was the off-market sale of a duplex condo at the Walker Tower on West 18th Street in Chelsea, the report found. Asking nearly $25 million, the 4,871-square-foot residence features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and two terraces. Building amenities include a roof deck with cabanas, a library lounge, a fitness center with a yoga room and doorman and concierge services.
Daniel Stephen Hafner, the CEO of the travel website Kayak, bought the duplex in 2016 for $24 million. He had most recently been renting the unit, asking $55,000 a month.
The second-biggest transaction was a 12th-floor co-op with a list price of $22 million at the San Remo on Central Park West, according to the report. It boasts a 30-foot living room, plus a library and formal dining room, overlooking Central Park. The San Remo is one of the Upper West Side’s most famous co-op buildings, known for its Art Deco architecture and famous residents.
Mr. McCartney’s co-op at 1045 Fifth Avenue ranked as the 10th most expensive contract signed last week. The triplex, which has Central Park views, was listed at $10.5 million. Mr. McCartney and his wife, Nancy, bought the unit in 2015 for $15.5 million.