Central Park Tower penthouse last listed for $149.5M finds buyer

January 18, 2024

Image courtesy of Extell

Only two weeks into 2024 and New York City is already seeing record real estate deals. A 12,557-square-foot penthouse in Central Park Tower at 217 West 57th Street has entered contract, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The duplex condo at the Billionaires’ Row tower, considered the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, was first listed in March for $175 million and most recently asked $149.5 million, according to CityRealty. The final deal turned out to be closer to $115 million, according to the Journal. The buyer has not been named.

As 6sqft previously reported, the penthouse takes up the 107th and 108th floors and is wrapped on all sides by windows, which offer spectacular views of Central Park, the city, and beyond. The home has seven bedrooms, eight full baths, two half-baths, and a private elevator to move between the two floors.

On the first level, there is a grand salon with a 27-foot double-height ceiling, chevron-patterned hardwood floors, and terrace access, and a kitchen equipped with high-end professional appliances. Other spaces include a family room, a conservatory, a library, an office, a media room with a second terrace, a guest suite, a playroom, and a staff room.

Up a floating spiral staircase to the upper level, there are five bedrooms, including a primary suite that boasts a bedroom, private sitting room, and his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms.

The $100 million-plus deal marks just the sixth nine-figure deal on record, according to CityRealty. Since 2003, there have been a total of 146 apartment sales of over $40 million in Manhattan.

In late 2021, billionaire Daniel Och sold his penthouse at 220 Central Park South for $188 million, double what he paid in 2019. Ken Griffin’s $238 million purchase at 220 Central Park South remains the most expensive apartment sale in the city (and in the country).

Developed by Extell and designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower offers a private amenity club with 50,000 square feet of perks across three floors. The 100th-floor club offers a private restaurant, a ballroom, a wine bar, and a cigar lounge. There’s also an outdoor pool, a sun deck, and cabanas on the terrace, as well as a fitness and wellness center, a squash court, a private movie theater, and a business center.

Photo: Cody Boone for SERHANT.

In September 2022, the building made news again when its top penthouse was listed for $250 million, which would become the most expensive sale in the country if it fetched the asking price. That record is on hold for now as the price dropped to a much more reasonable $195 million last year.

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