- Uber founder and board member Travis Kalanick has purchased a $US36.5 million penthouse in New York City, according to property records seen by the New York Times.
- The condo, which features a private pool and rooftop terrace, is in a Renzo Piano-designed building in SoHo, in Manhattan.
- Take a look at the 6,700-square-foot, four-bed, four-and-a-half-bath residence, which was the most expensive sale in New York City in August.
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The 43-year-old purchased a posh duplex penthouse atop a new luxury building in New York City last month for a cool $US36.5 million, the New York Times first reported. It was the most expensive real estate purchase in the month of August in the city, the paper said.
Located on Broome Street in Manhattan’s fashionable SoHo neighbourhood, the building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Italian “starchitect” Renzo Piano, and the glass facade bears resemblance to his last New York project, the Whitney Museum of American Art.
According to sale documents, the condo was purchased through an LLC called “377 Holdings,” of which the Times reports a former Uber employee Tara Dhingra is also a director.
Kalanick’s neighbours at the still half-empty building will include Novak Djokovic who in 2017 purchased two units in the building for an undisclosed amount, the Wall Street Journal reported at the time.
Here’s a look inside the billionaire’s latest home:
On the ground floor, what appears to be future retail space was very much still under construction on a recent September afternoon.
On the Broome Street side, however, where residents will enter and exit their condos, the building is open for business. A few people streamed in and out during the few minutes Business Insider gawked from across the street.
Next to the entrance will eventually be the driveway for a 42-spot robotic parking garage. According to the building’s management, the glass garage has an elevator that’s open to the street so that “passerbys can watch as cars are moved by automated lift from the driveway on ground level up through the glass to a higher, private climate and humidity controlled garage where the cars are stored.”
Retrieving your car via the app takes 210 seconds, the company said.
Kalanick’s pad is the smaller of the building’s two penthouses, with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms as well as three outdoor terraces totaling another 2,500 square-feet.
From the street-level, you can see some trees or shrubbery peeking slightly over the terrace’s railing.
The unit features an eat-in kitchen, with modern fixtures, in addition to the main dining room that seats at least 10 people.
The upper floors are partially open, allowing for a double-height ceiling above the main living room where the private elevator opens into the residence.
Here’s the main living room, with the stairs that lead up to the second level.
Above the unit, on a third floor, is the massive private outdoor patio complete with swimming pool, dining area, and sun deck.
From the pool, Kalanick and his guests will have sweeping views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from their perch just above the entrance to the Holland Tunnel.
And the views don’t end there. Even the master bathroom has massive windows next to a large bathtub and a shower that could rival the size of many Manhattan bedrooms.
Kalanick’s not the only Uber director shelling out big bucks for an expensive home now that the company has gone public.
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s family is said to be renting the pricey Venice, California pad, Variety reported this week.