HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Billionaire Philanthropist Is Selling His Central Park Penthouse For $US48 Million

Jon Stryker, a
philanthropistand heir to a surgical and hospital supply fortune, is selling his duplex penthouse overlooking Central Park for $US48 million,
according to celebrity real estate blog The Real Estalker.

The 5,600-square-foot apartment is at the top of the Prásadá building on New York’s 65th Street and Central Park West.

Stryker originally paid $US12.8 million for the two neighbouring apartments back in 2002, which was at that time the most expensive apartment purchase in the history of the Upper West Side.

The home, which is currently being sold through real estate agent Brown Harris Stevens, has 12 rooms with plenty of windows, as well as two terraces that look out over the park.

This is the Prásadá building on the Upper West Side. It was built in the French Second Empire style.

Inside, the home has double-height, coffered ceilings as well as two fireplaces.

Brown Harris Stevens says there are a total of 45 windows through the penthouse, most of which look out toward Central Park.

The entire space is 5,600 square feet.

There are four bedrooms in the home, as well as a study that could also be converted into a fifth bedroom.

The eat-in-kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and a central island.

There are also two terraces outside the home, one of which has its own lawn.

In addition to the 5,600 square feet of interior space, the duplex has approximately 2,500 square feet of outdoor space.

Whoever buys the $US48 million home will also have access to a staircase that leads up to the tower's rooftop terrace that has 360-degree views of the city.

Here's the floorplan of the top floor with the garden terrace and access to the roof.

And the main apartment complex with views of 65th street and Central Park West.

That price pales in comparison to this recent purchase:

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