saleoftheweek1_aug13 The rooftop at The House will be the place to see-and-be-seen. photography courtesy of The House

At last, the long-awaited The House by Starck and Yoo at Victory Park is complete and ready for move-in. This is Victory’s final and most dramatic chapter, at least for a while. Yes, it’s another high-rise condo—with 28 stories of units to sell—but this one boasts the whimsical influence of Philippe Starck, including a white-draped lobby with a huge, gleaming, silver mailbox cluster that is reminiscent of school lockers, but the whole unit is on legs. Plus, the pool deck is one of the most glorious I’ve seen. This is going to be what we called a “meat market” when I was single. You won’t dare appear up here without plenty of lipo, though the broad lounge cushions may camo the cellulite. But here’s the best part: broker David Griffin says the Germans mean business. (The German real estate fund US Treuhand has taken the reins of Victory and hence is selling these units.) They are ready to cut a deal, which means you can own a house at The House for less than $400,000—one bedroom, one-and-a-half bath, about 1,000 square feet—with an impressive finish-out with a European feel and generous closets. The building amentities will spoil, from the work-out room to the apartment for overnight guests. As for financing, well, just how deep are those pockets? Let’s make a deal.