6sqft recently reported that construction had begun on Russia-born billionaire Roman Abramovich‘s Upper East Side megamansion combo of three existing townhouses on East 75th Street. Plans for the megamansion with a pool, art room, backyard and a glass and bronze curtain wall connecting the three townhouses in the rear, designed by Stephen Wang + Associates, were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in November of 2017. The LPC approval came a few months after Abramovich announced a split from arts patron and businesswoman Dasha Zhukova, whom he married in 2008 and with whom he has a son and a daughter. Now, the New York Post reports, Abramovich has transferred ownership of the properties at 9, 11 and 13, along with at least one other Upper East Side address to his ex.
According to city property records, the three houses and a co-op unit at 225 East 73rd street were transferred to Zhukova over the past several months, while construction continues on the megamansion, which is being designed by the architecture firm of Herzog & de Meuron. A source told the Post, “I have no idea if anyone will live there, but Abramovich is putting the townhouses together. Construction is underway.” While construction gets going, Zhukova is reportedly living large in a $42.5 million mansion on East 64th street belonging to a Russian friend of the former couple who hasn’t traveled to the US since sanctions were imposed in 2014.
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Neighborhoods : Upper East Side