Christina Tosi, the owner of Momofuku Milk Bar, has recently purchased a penthouse at 139 West 19th Street with her boyfriend Will Guidara (a fellow food enthusiast that owns restaurant Eleven Madison Park).

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While the apartment was originally listed at $3.895 million, it sold at a moderate discount of around $200K making the final dollar amount to be $3.7 million. The price per square foot comes in just over at $2,175 which is actually not too bad considering that this is a penthouse loft.

With over 1,700 square feet of living space and an attached terrace, which adds 1,400 square feet of outdoor living space, the penthouse is huge with an open kitchen, high ceilings, and oversized windows. Having any amount of outdoor space is a luxury in NY, but with 1,400 feet of it, this apartment provides so much versatility.

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Being featured in Elle Décor magazine in the past, Tosi’s home is a one of a kind property, especially at this price point.

First built in 1909, this pre-war co-op has twenty-one units spread out over seven stories. The prewar building features a wood burning fireplaces and central air throughout the unit. Also featured in the building is elevator access as well as washer/dryer in unit. The building is in a prime location for grocery stores, restaurants, and specialty shops for both Chelsea and Flatiron.

There aren’t any current open listings at 139 West, but there are similar listings available in Chelsea that are looking for new owners, still. Most apartments are two bed, two bath and are in the $3.6 million – $4.1 million dollar range.

Chelsea, Manhattan


Chelsea sits on the west end of Manhattan. The neighborhood consists primarily of residential buildings with a decent mix of co-ops and apartment buildings. Throughout Chelsea, the residents have their own character. With a wide variety of posh grandmothers and trendy students, Chelsea has a home for all.