Someone Just Bought A Record $10,259-A-Square-Foot Penthouse In NYC


An unnamed buyer has just bought the most expensive piece of residential real estate ever in New York City, according to the Post.

The buyer paid $40 million for a 3,899-square-foot penthouse at 15 Central Park West. At $10,259-a-square-foot, this sale tops the record set by the brother of the president of Kazakhstan in 2008.

The record-setting apartment has three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and family room.

What’s really amazing is how much the mystery buyer paid compared to other residents of the celebrity tower. Lloyd Blankfein bought a four bedroom apartment for $25 million in 2007. Daniel Loeb bought a 10,700-square-foot penthouse — over twice as big — for $45 million in 2008.

This comes just months after Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, bought into the New York market at $44 million. Meanwhile, average prices have jumped back to pre-crash levels.

In other words, New York’s real estate market is booming. Even if the rest of the country isn’t.

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