91 Central Park West

Celebrities, Historic Homes, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

william randolph hearst, penthouses, 91 central park west

After nearly a year on the market, and a deal with Giorgio Armani that ultimately fell through, the ornate penthouse that previously belonged to publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst has finally sold. As reported by The Real Deal, the buyer of the magnificent home is John Legere, a T-Mobile CEO who entered contract to buy the pad back in July. Originally listed for $27.5 million, the home saw numerous price cuts over the last few months, ultimately settling on a $18 million price tag with Legere.

While the penthouse is not nearly as large as Hearst’s other former top floor spread (that one had an incredible 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space!), this 1,600-square foot beauty maintains many spectacular details, including a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone floors, hand-carved wood doors, stained glass windows and a private terrace encompassing the entire frontage of its 91 Central Park West address.

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Real Estate Wire

University Heights Bronx
  • William Randolph Hearst’s penthouse apartment at 91 Central Park West is back on the market for $27.5 million after Giorgio Armani’s deal fell through. [Curbed]
  • An abandoned industrial lot on the Bronx waterfront could become the next mega residential development for $30 million. [NYDN]
  • Fifth Avenue is the world’s most expensive retail address, overtaking Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay as the frontrunner. [Bloomberg]
  • Williamsburg factory to become hedge fund CEO’s mansion. [Brownstoner]
  • Million Dollar Listing star Frederik Eklund announced that his team had more closings this year than any other in Douglas Elliman’s history. [TRD]
  • Upper East Side mansion full of art and artifacts once listed for $27 million is set to come back as a $65,000/month rental. [NYDN]

Images: Rendering of what could come to the Bronx waterfront via Greenberg Farrow (L); Fifth Avenue via Scorpions and Centaurs via photopin cc (R)

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