Photo: Cody Boone for SERHANT.
Living atop the world’s tallest residential tower won’t come cheap. The triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower hit the market on Monday for an astonishing $250 million, set to become the country’s most expensive sale ever if the home fetches the asking price. The highest residence in the world sits 1,416 feet above New York City on Billionaires’ Row and takes up the building’s 129th, 130th, and 131st floors.
Photo: Cody Boone for SERHANT.
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the penthouse could set a record for the priciest home in the country. The current record holder is the $238 million penthouse across the street at 220 Central Park South, which billionaire Ken Griffin bought in 2019.
Second place goes to another penthouse at the same Robert A.M. Stern-designed building; Blue Pool Capital, the firm that manages some fortunes of Alibaba co-founders Joe Tsai and Jack Ma, paid $188 million for a penthouse at 220 Central Park South, about double what billionaire Daniel Och paid for the property in 2019.
Photo: Evan Joseph
The Central Park Tower penthouse measures more than 17,500 square feet and boasts seven bedrooms and ceiling heights of up to 27 feet. Other unique features of the palatial residence include a spiral staircase, an outdoor terrace that measures more than 1,433 square feet, the highest private terrace in the world, and a top floor currently configured as a ballroom.
The Grand Salon; Photo: Evan Joseph
Ryant Serhant of SERHANT. has the listing, which will go live on Monday.
“The nine-figure club is a special club, and that club is also now looking to own nine-figure real estate,” Serhant told the WSJ in an interview. “It’s a new paradigm now. The uber-wealthy are looking for places to diversify assets, and real estate has become one of the most popular and sought-after mega-assets. The levels have exploded.”
Developed by Extell and designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower on West 57th Street contains a seven-story Nordstrom flagship store, 179 luxury condos, and the highest private amenity club in the world.
Central Park Club comprises 50,000 square feet of amenities on three floors. The 100th floor features a grand ballroom that seats 120, a private bar, and a restaurant offering seasonal menu items prepared by Michelin-star chefs. As part of the amenity club, the 14th floor is home to a 60-foot outdoor swimming pool and private garden and the 16th floor is dedicated to fitness and wellness, with an indoor saltwater pool, gym, sports courts, and more.
Sales launched at Central Park Tower in October 2018 and the tower hit its pinnacle height of 1,550 feet a year later. According to CityRealty, the most expensive apartment that sold at the tower to date is a $50 million four-bedroom on the 53rd floor. Current availabilities range from a $6.5 million two-bedroom to a $63.5 million five-bedroom.
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Interior photos courtesy of Evan Joseph; Exterior photos courtesy of Cody Boone for SERHANT.
Neighborhoods : Central Park South