Celebrity couple Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss are making moves… from one penthouse to another without even leaving their building. After recently going into contract Penthouse I in the Puck Building Nolita, developed by Kushner Companies, the venture capitalist and model listed their smaller Penthouse V in the same building. Mr. Kushner and Ms. Kloss bought the duplex for $18 million in 2019, completed major renovations, and are now listing it for $23.5 million. As for the new residence, it is an upgrade – Penthouse I is a larger top unit, which was last listed for $42.5 million, that they purchased for an undisclosed amount.
The Puck Building
Located at 293 Lafayette Street in SoHo, the Puck Building was constructed in 1885 and now houses six exclusive residences at the top of 9 stories. The condos were designed by architect Jose Ramirez and the project was led by Mr. Kushner’s brother, Jared. Although Mr. Kushner does not work with his brother, his company Thrive Capital has offices in the building as well.
The condos within have been custom designed to keep with the pre-war character of the building with cast-iron columns and barrel-vaulted ceilings, however with modern updates. Each residence has sweeping views of the surrounding area and outdoor terraces. The building also has a full-time doorman/concierge and in-residence catering from the Chef’s Club by Food and Wine restaurant.
The Penthouse V condo expands 5,672 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, a media room, and a private fitness room, according to Adam Modlin from the Modlin Group and Nick Gavin from Compass. The couple has owned PHV for two years. While owning the unit, they completed an entire renovation, appointed with luxury details.
One of the most impressive features in this luxury condo is the oversized loft windows which allow natural light to flood the space. The 1,000 sqft great room is also noteworthy with a double-sided marble fireplace. The chef’s kitchen, with top-of-the-line appliances, has a built-in espresso machine and wine refrigerator. Italian lava stone countertops and radiant heat Terrazzo floors complete the whole space.
The second-floor bedrooms can be accessed either by the striking white oak staircase or the private elevator. The primary bedroom suite is split between a sleeping area and sitting room with a gas fireplace, two custom dressing rooms, and two spa-like bathrooms. The other spacious bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms.
While housed in a historic building, the home has many modern amenities such as UV-resistant glass windows, built-in speakers, and automated blinds. The central control room with a Savant home automation system handles all the technology.
The condo tradeoff doesn’t come as too much of a surprise after the couple purchased a waterfront property in Miami Beach, also for $23.5 million last year.
Lara Popeck has been writing for over 10 years, with a focus on business and real estate-related articles. She has a degree in Economics from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from Montclair State University.