In New York City’s West Village, a light-filled penthouse belonging to real estate developer Ian Bruce Eichner has hit the market for $12.995 million. 

Mr. Eichner, 76, paid $7.7 million for the nearly 6,000-square-foot condo in 2010, city records show. He bought it from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen—perhaps better known as the Olsen twins—the former child actresses who are now fashion designers and producers.

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Wednesday marked the home’s return to the market after a more than two-year hiatus, and with Manhattan’s luxury market in the midst of a record-breaking year, the listing is well timed. 

Mr. Eichner first shopped the apartment around for $25 million in 2017, and the price gradually slipped until it was taken off the market in 2019. That initial price tag was extraordinarily aspirational, according to agent Laurie Lewis, who shares the listing with her Corcoran colleague Charlie Miller. 

Currently configured with three bedrooms—but with the potential to be easily converted into five—the penthouse spans the entire top floor of the 14-story building, a sweet spot in height for views, according to Mr. Miller. 

“What we’ve come to find over the last couple of years—the new developments are reaching new heights, you almost need an oxygen mask, and they’re spectacular,” he said. But “you also lose your connectedness to the city.”

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From somewhere like the 14th floor though, rather than looking down at your surroundings, you look into them, he said. And from this unit, the scenery is spotted through a total of 53 windows.

The views “are an extraordinary balance of what makes New York so special and unique. A true urban oasis,” Ms. Lewis said. “You’re surrounded by water and the city itself with its iconic views and iconic buildings. It’s a lovely balance.”

The home has a private elevator landing, a 30-foot-long living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a custom 1,000-bottle sculptural glass wine enclosure and a sizable 1,450-square-foot primary bedroom suite, according to the listing. 

Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The kitchen is “remarkable,” according to Ms. Lewis. “People always gather in a kitchen and this works beautifully for that.” The space is fitted with an oversized island, two refrigerators, two dishwashers and views of the Empire State Building. 

“Usually places like this, in a location like this, can be almost intimidating,” Ms. Lewis said. 

This home is “massive, but it’s inviting,” she added. “It feels very nature oriented because you see so much water, so much sky. You don’t really feel the bustle of the city but you know it’s there.”

Mr. Eichner, who founded the Continuum Company, is the developer behind buildings including Manhattan’s Madison Square Park Tower and Continuum South Beach in Miami Beach. He could not be reached for comment.



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