Big Ticket: N.Y.’s Top Sales and Listings in April – The New York Times

One of Brooklyn’s most expensive homes, a fully renovated, 1870s row house on the corner of Sidney Place and Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights, is now under contract.

The buyers are Emily Weiss, the founder of the beauty brand Glossier, and Will Gaybrick, a top executive at Stripe, a payment-processing provider.

The pair reportedly paid around $22 million, just below the $22.5 million price tag. The building is five stories high, with five bedrooms, five full baths and three half-baths. It also comes with a rooftop terrace.

The British author Lee Child, best known for his Jack Reacher crime series, bought a fully renovated and restored brownstone on the Upper West Side. The price was $17 million.

The late-1880s house is a block from Central Park on West 88th Street. It’s 20 feet wide and six stories high and includes a penthouse with a terrace.

There’s also a landscaped rear garden, a balcony off the primary bedroom suite and a fourth-floor terrace.

Around 8,000 square feet inside, the home has six bedrooms, six full baths, a yoga studio and a media room. On the lower level is a recreation room and wine cellar. Child, whose real name is James Dover Grant, has written dozens of novels and short stories.

The author Ron Chernow, known for his historical biographies, bought an apartment at the Dakota, at 1 West 72nd Street, paying almost $5 million. The unit has two bedrooms, two full baths, and a library and den, each of which could be converted into additional bedrooms. The home exudes Old World charm, including 13-foot ceilings and three fireplaces.

The longtime home of the French architect Thierry W. Despont, a TriBeCa townhouse that he bought three decades ago and meticulously restored, has finally sold.

The price was $14.5 million, a big drop from the nearly $25 million he sought in 2021, two years before his death. The house, at 182 Franklin Street, is five stories high.

There are four bedrooms, four full baths, and two half-baths, a media room, solarium and a swimming pool. The 10,000-square-foot home also came with air rights to build a sixth floor.

Mr. Despont was known for refurbishing the Statue of Liberty and for his work on the homes of high-profile clients like Bill Gates and Calvin Klein.

A double-width townhouse on the Upper West Side is on the market for $85 million. Neighbors had complained that they suffered countless days of construction-related noise, dust and fumes.

The house, at 48-50 West 69th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, is a combination of two 1890s row houses.

It is 41.5 feet wide and six stories high. Total square footage is around 20,000 feet, which includes five bedrooms, eight baths and three powder rooms.

There are many hotel-like amenities. Among them, a 55-foot indoor pool on the ground level, a Jacuzzi, fitness center and yoga space. Alas, the owners, the French businessman Pierre Bastid, and the jazz singer Malou Beauvoir, never moved in and didn’t get to enjoy any of it.

Read more about how the renovation of the Upper West Side mansion upset neighbors and about the French architect Thierry W. Despont.