NYC Parking Reaches New Heights With Sky Garage

When you live in New York City, you can barely find a place to park an auto much less a place to house one. All it takes, of course, is a wad of money. Better hurry: $5.95 million is the asking price for the last available unit at the Sky Garage.

The lavish, 19-story building at 200 Eleventh Avenue is nicknamed Sky Garage for the auto elevator that allows residents to drive in, hop the lift and park their cars on their own floors, right next to their town home -- the units are two stories each. If you don't have a car, you can use the garage space as storage or a studio.

"The building really draws A-list celebrities," says agent Torsten Krines of Sotheby's International Realty, who's client recently bought a $6.5 million unit as an investment property and has it available for lease for $22,000. "They can drive right in without being seen by the public."
The unique structure was designed by "starchitect" Annabelle Selldorf, developed by Young Woo & Associates, and sales were launched in 2007. Despite the hefty price tags, only one is left. Two penthouses were purchased by designer Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana for a reported $29 million last year. Other owners include celebrity designer Jamie Drake, and two high-profile female pop singers.

The last available unit, No. 5S, is listed for $6.23 million by Leonard Steinberg of Prudential Douglas Elliman. Steinberg has not only marketed the development but he bought one of the more conservative units in the place, and reportedly paid $2.76 million for the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom spread. It has unobstructed views of the Hudson, 16-foot ceilings and a 159-square-foot terrace. One reason why it is the cheapest unit in the building: It is the only one without access to the sky garage.

According to the property graphic, Sky Garage duplexes face Chelsea Cove and the Hudson River Park, with 3 exposures and unobstructed, protected, sunset views. It includes teak floors, central air-conditioning (I would hope for $5.9M) and high-caliber finishes in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District.

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