Philanthropist’s condo at 15 Central Park West sells for $8.5M under ask
Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West may be New York City’s most expensive condo, but that didn’t help financier and philanthropist (and onetime president of the building’s board) Jeffrey C. Walker and his wife Suzanne in selling their four-bedroom pad there. They listed the unit for $38 million in March of this year, but it just closed for the considerably lower amount of $29.5 million (The buyer, as public records show, is hidden behind the title “Ciel CPW LLC”). Lucky for the Walkers, though, they paid a little over $21 million for the pad back in 2007, so they’ve still made a nice little profit.
The apartment in the so-called “Limestone Jesus” building, built in 2007, has undergone an extensive renovation. Upon entry, there’s an arched hallway, grand foyer, and built-in wet bar. It’s just a hint of the many lavish details to come.
The 30-foot-by-20-foot corner living room boasts 10-foot ceilings, four oversized windows, and show-stopping Central Park views toward the north and east. From that space, you can easily access the dining room and study. Inside the study, there’s built-in shelving, desks and eco-friendly ethanol fireplace.
The kitchen was renovated with white cabinetry, granite counters, a wine refrigerator, built-in espresso maker, and sparkling chandelier.
The apartment’s master suite fronts 19 feet of Central Park views. An en-suite, marble-lined bathroom has heated floors along with two walk-in closets.
There are three more well-proportioned bedrooms with en-suite baths.
Of course, the apartment comes with access to a private, temperature-controlled, 1,100-bottle wine room in the cellar of the building.
The latest buyer of the apartment will be in the company of some equally rich neighbors. This summer, CityRealty noted that eight apartments in the building had sold in the past year for an average price per square foot of $7,227. Also this year, Sting sold off his 15 CPW pad for a cool $50 million.
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