Feeling presidential: Manhattan luxury market has best week of 2013

135 east 79th 8The Manhattan luxury market just had its Best Week Ever, or at least the best week in 2013 to date.

From February 18th to 24th, 28 contracts were signed for homes $4 million and above, for a total of $230.355 million, according to the Olshan Luxury Market Report.

More than half of the sales were on the Upper East Side, including four transactions at 135 East 79th Street, the 32-unit, 19-story condo by The Brodsky Organization. Prices at the William Sofield-designed building have averaged $3,119 per square foot, while the 8 remaining units range from $8.75 million for a four-bedroom to $50 million for the six-bedroom penthouse, the Olshan report stated.

The No. 1 contract was a $25 million triplex at The Abingdon at 320 West 12th Street. The four-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom West Village apartment measured 9,615 square feet, with 13-foot ceilings, a 35-foot living room, library, two fireplaces and a massive eat-in kitchen with two pantries. Want in on the building? Too bad — this was the last available home at the 10-unit Georgian-style condo conversion, where prices averaged $3,057 per square foot.

Pictures below of 135 East 79th Street, which still has several stately apartments up for grabs:

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