By Michelle Cohen, Fri, March 17, 2023
Photos courtesy of BK HOME PHOTOS
This 1,000-square-foot studio possesses a unique floor plan highlighted by 8-foot corner windows and Carnegie Hall views. The 19th-century co-op building at 205 West 57th Street, known as the Osborne, is located on Billionaires’ Row, and the historic building has seen its share of famous residents, including the unit just across the hall. Once owned by Leonard Bernstein, that apartment was purchased by actress Jessica Chastain in 2015. But the apartment’s Gilded Age luxury sets it apart from its somewhat generic condo neighbors. Asking $1,950,000, this remarkable studio boasts details like mahogany-clad walls and ceilings, original Tiffany window transoms, a mezzanine library, jade onyx fixtures, and an electric Murphy bed.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, February 28, 2023
The Hampshire House is known for its steeply-pitched copper roof with two tall chimneys; Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Media giant Rupert Murdoch is in contract to purchase a full-floor co-op on Billionaires’ Row. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the News Corp founder bought a 6,500-square-foot apartment on the 27th floor of the Hampshire House that was last listed for $30,000,000; the final sales price has not been made public. The seven-bedroom, five-bathroom residence was the longtime home of late hedge-fund magnate Julian H. Robertson Jr. and famed philanthropist Alice Tully.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, December 16, 2022
Photo of 50 Central Park South via WikiCommons
Casino mogul and billionaire Steve Wynn is selling his Central Park South penthouse for $90,000,000. The home is located on the 30th and 31st floors of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 50 Central Park South. The sprawling duplex, which Wynn picked up for $70,000,000 in 2012, measures 11,000 square feet and features unparalleled views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. If the residence fetches the asking price, it would be the most expensive sale in the building’s history.
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By Devin Gannon, Mon, November 28, 2022
Photo courtesy of Evan Joseph for The Corcoran Group
A condo in one of the first supertalls to rise on Billionaires’ Row is available. Asking $12,200,000, the three-bedroom on the 41st floor of One57 seemingly hovers over Central Park, with the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows in the 39-foot-long living room providing a near-perfect view of the iconic greenspace. In addition to sweeping panoramas, the building also offers residents five-star services from the Park Hyatt Hotel, including daily housekeeping, laundry, and in-residence dining.
By Devin Gannon, Mon, November 14, 2022
Exterior photo by David Sundberg; Interior by Adrian Gaut
The second-tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere is officially complete. Last week, JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group unveiled the interiors of 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot-tall building on Billionaires’ Row designed by SHoP Architects. New photos show off the tower’s interior architecture, including the residences and amenity spaces, all designed by William Sofield’s Studio Sofield.
By Devin Gannon, Fri, September 16, 2022
Photo: Cody Boone for SERHANT.
Living atop the world’s tallest residential tower won’t come cheap. The triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower hit the market on Monday for an astonishing $250 million, set to become the country’s most expensive sale ever if the home fetches the asking price. The highest residence in the world sits 1,416 feet above New York City on Billionaires’ Row and takes up the building’s 129th, 130th, and 131st floors.
By Michelle Cohen, Tue, June 21, 2022
Photo credit: Evan Joseph
Central Park Tower, the world’s tallest residential building, has officially unveiled New York City’s most elevated (literally) private club on the condominium tower’s 100th floor. Perched more than 1,000 feet above Billionaires’ Row, the high-flying portion of the building’s Central Park Club offers residents of the building’s 179 condominiums a suite of private dining and entertaining spaces with incomparable views. Extell Development Company’s 1,500-plus-foot-tall tower is also home to the Nordstrom flagship retail store located at its base.
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By Michelle Cohen, Tue, May 17, 2022
All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
On the 12th floor of the iconic copper-topped Hampshire House co-op at 150 Central Park South, this 2,640-square-foot residence has a parkside seat and the views to match. Asking $5,995,000, the three-bedroom (or two bedrooms and a dreamy den) classic seven is a combination of two units for an unusually spacious layout, rooms to spare, and an alternate floor plan in case you need ideas on what to do with all of them. Pre-war bones, a private south-facing balcony, and warm-toned herringbone floors tie it all together.
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By Devin Gannon, Mon, January 24, 2022
Via Vornado Realty Trust and Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Earlier this month it was reported billionaire Daniel Och sold his penthouse at 220 Central Park South for $190 million, roughly double what he paid for the home in 2019. While the identity of the buyer was unknown at the time, city records first reported last week by Bloomberg show Blue Pool Capital, the firm that manages some fortunes of Alibaba co-founders Joe Tsai and Jack Ma, paid $188 million for the property.
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By Devin Gannon, Fri, January 14, 2022
220 Central Park South. Photo by Jim.henderson (cropped) via Wikimedia Commons.
Billionaire Daniel Och has sold his penthouse at 220 Central Park South for an astounding $190 million, nearly double the amount he paid for the home in 2019. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the sale marks one of the most expensive deals ever in New York. The buyer has not been disclosed.
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