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Manhattan has always been a hot real estate spot in New York. Despite the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic, single-family houses and apartments remain in demand for people seeking a dwelling place at the heart of the city. 

For the second week of January 2021 alone, at least 218 market-rate apartments 117 condominium sale were recorded through Manhattan. Below are the top apartment sales in Manhattan for the first quarter of the year.

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Delos Residences

The 7,693-square-foot penthouse at Delos Residences in Greenwich Village took the top spot after being sold at $14 million. The apartment boasts a health-conscious feature such as circadian lighting, anti-microbial coatings on doors and countertops, and showers with vitamin C filters. 

This Manhattan apartment features four bedrooms complete with an en suite bathroom, two spacious living rooms, an open kitchen, rooftop with solarium and swimming pool provision. 

The luxury penthouse is exposed to the south, east, and north area and boasts a breathtaking view of both uptown and downtown landmarks. The apartment follows a minimalist palette and decors. 

Thanks to Kim Kardashian, the number of interested buyers for Manhanttan apartments increased as she once toured the said triplex penthouse. While the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star did not end up buying the Delos Residences top sale, the New York Post reported that the property fell at the hands of Michael and Elin Nierenberg.

The report states that the couple secured a good deal for paying only $14 million as the property was initially listed for a whopping $50 million in 2013.

The six-residence building has always been a hot spot in Manhattan as it was marketed as a "wellness sanctuary" with its health-conscious features and amenities. 

Carlton House

This sleek Manhattan apartment's takers could live their Upper East Side dream come true for a $12.8 million price tag. The palatial designer condominium unit features five bedrooms and five bathrooms. 

It boasts three grand terraces with a 360-degree view of the open skyline and the world-famous Central Park. The living room also boasts enormous natural sunlight. As per the listing, this apartment is perfect for entertaining guests as it includes two separate private terraces with an excellent view of Madison Avenue. 

The open-kitchen is every culinary-enthusiasts dream come true as it is complete with over-the-top appliances, cabinets, stone countertops, and luxury fixtures.

Interior of the new apartment bought by Richard and Kathy Hilton
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The spacious and classy living room of the New York apartment acquired by Richard and Kathy Hilton.

Top Contracts

Meanwhile, one of the top apartment contracts for the first quarter of 2021 is the former home of Sidney Kimmel in Central Park South. Kimmel is a film producer of top-billed movies, including "Crazy Rich Asian," "Moneyball," and "Death at a Funeral." He is also a known fashion magnate and philanthropist. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel and his wife decided to sell the New York apartment to live in Beverly Hills. As of writing, Kimmel's luxury unit's contract has an asking price of $24.5 million.

The full-floor home boasts a panoramic view of Central Park and New York Skyline. The 8,000-square-feet unit features an indoor and outdoor vibe designed by internationally acclaimed architect Thierry Despont. 

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