The Central Park Park Tower in Midtown Manhattan set a record for the world’s tallest residential building at 1,550 feet upon its completion earlier this year. But now the skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row could land another one.
The triplex penthouse unit at 217 W. 57th St. is slated to go on the market Monday for an aptly sky-high $250 million, building officials told The Post. If bought at that asking price, it would be the most expensive house ever sold in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal, which was the first to report the listing.
In particular, such a high-paying purchase would break the current record held by billionaire hedge fund Ken Griffin, which had spent around $238 million on four floors across the street at 220 Central Park South designed by Robert AM Stern.
This year, the Aman New York at 730 Fifth Ave. the most expensive housing closures to date. According to data from Marketproof, these prices range from $53.38 million for a four-bedroom home to $75.89 million for another four-bedroom home.
The penthouse in the Central Park Tower comprises three levels – from the 129th to the 131st floors – with an interior space of approximately 17,500 square feet.
In addition, there is a 1,433-square-foot outdoor deck with expansive views of the city and far beyond. Dubbed the “Villa in the Sky,” this home has also been called the world’s tallest private terrace — as well as the world’s tallest private ballroom.
“It’s so high you’re above the noise,” Serhant told the Post of the offering. “When you’re on the terrace you don’t hear anything – maybe a plane, but that’s it. You are above the sound. It’s so silent. Its magical. You are 420 meters in the air and step onto your own private terrace surrounded by a huge glass wall. There has never been anything like it.”
With so much space inside and out, there’s room for a pool – or two.
“It is completely finished and built. It’s not a simple box that you have to customize, it’s an amazing space,” added Serhant. “But if you want to build an indoor and outdoor pool, you can do that if you get permits, and then you can invite Michael Phelps to a party,” he quipped.
The developer, Extell honcho Gary Barnett, also told the Journal that although sales of the 179 units began in 2018, he wanted the building to be fully completed before he marketed the penthouse. In a separate statement, Barnett added, “We have seen significant sales activity over the past year, further reinforcing our belief that buyers need to see the completed building firsthand.”
“The Nine Figure Club is a special club and this club is now also looking for properties in the nine figure range,” Serhant told the Journal. “It’s a new paradigm now. The super rich are looking for places to diversify their wealth and real estate has become one of the most popular and sought after mega assets. The levels have exploded.”
Consisting of seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, other features include glass walls, 27 foot ceilings, two kitchens and multiple living and entertaining spaces. In addition, there is not just one ballroom – but two. Other details are not available for the time being.
“No one has seen the interior yet,” Serhant added. It is seven bedrooms on three levels with two ballrooms. It’s really crazy. I walked in and just said, ‘What?’ Extell and Gary are doing something [Barnett] really took courage. You step onto the 130th floor and find yourself in your own private ballroom suspended over Central Park.”
“We’re about a month away from revealing the interiors. At the moment nobody can see. We’re keeping it under wraps,” Serhant said.
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