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