A hedgefunder has just bought the most expensive home in US history — a $333 million (AUD) penthouse on Central Park South in a building dubbed the billionaires’ bunker.
Ken Griffin is a globetrotting house collector, who also owns a $58.75 million (USD) condo in Chicago, a $60 million (USD) penthouse at Faena House in Miami; $250 million (USD) worth of land to build a Palm Beach compound and a $122 million (USD) London mansion.
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You won’t believe what’s behind these doors of this average-looking house
The record purchase was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Developer Steven Roth is assembling tenants as if the building is his own private clubhouse, sources say.
The apartment covers four floors, is about 24,000 square feet and has unparalleled views of Central Park, according to CNBC.
The complex’s amenities include private dining rooms, an athletic club, juice bar, library, basketball court, golf simulator and children’s play area.
Starchitect Robert A.M. Stern once told the Post that Roth was personally involved in every aspect of the building’s design.
Like a private club, the limestone-clad building features private dining rooms along with a sports club, juice bar, library and a basketball court.
While most buyers are still under wraps, Griffin’s new neighbours — once the building is in move-in condition — will include Sting and Trudie Styler, as the Post previously reported.
Griffin’s unit is a massive 23,000 square foot unit that takes up four floors — from the 50th to the 53rd floor of the building.
Corcoran’s Deborah Kern repped the developer.
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The purchase breaks the previous record, when activist investor Barry Rosenstein paid $137 million for an East Hampton estate on Further Lane in 2014.
Manhattan’s previous record sale was a $100 million condo that Michael Dell bought at 157 W. 57th St. in 20.
The billionaire only just purchased a $122 million (USD) London mansion just days ago, which is thought to be the most expensive property sold in the city in more than a decade.
This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished with permission.