Photo of Bezos via NMAH’s Flickr; 220 CPS photo via a Vornado Realty Trust and Robert A.M. Stern Architects
While Amazon won’t find a home in New York City, the tech giant’s founder just might. The New York Post reported on Friday that Jeff Bezos has been house hunting in the Big Apple following his recent divorce settlement. Bezos, currently the richest man in the world, checked out apartments at 220 Central Park South, where the most expensive home in the country recently sold.
A source told the Post that Bezos is “looking for a new home now that he is single again.” The newspaper reports the billionaire was recently spotted at the Four Seasons Hotel as a guest.
Bezos already owns four apartments in one building in Manhattan, as 6sqft reported last year. The chief of Amazon first picked up three units at the Century, a condo building at 25 Central Park West, in 1999 for $7.65 million. In 2012, he bought an adjacent, 1,725-square-foot condo for $5.3 million.
Sources told the Post that Bezos looked at full-floor units at 220 Central Park South that cost roughly $60 million. In January, billionaire Ken Griffin picked up a penthouse at the supertall for $238 million, setting the record for the most expensive home sold in the United States.
Griffin said he planned to use the home as a pied-à-terre, which renewed interest in a tax on non-primary homes worth $5 million and up. But instead of a pied-à-terre tax, the state’s 2020 budget included a “mansion tax“- a one-time tax on properties valued from $1 million to $25 million or more–and an attendant transfer tax when those properties sell.
[Via NY Post]
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