UPDATE: A unit below New York's most expensive apartment, ever, has just closed for a record $91,541,053 — making it the second priciest in the city's real estate history. Wonder what these insane homes look like? Ahead, see renderings of the space.
The piece was originally published on January 20.
Forget the $80 million views at 432 Park Avenue. New York has officially sold its most expensive condo, EVER: a $100.5 million duplex in another massive "Billionaires' Row" luxury high-rise, at 157 West 57th Street. The penthouse occupies the building's 89th and 90th floors, for a grand total of 10,923 square feet, which, as Gizmodo points out, is 3.8 times the size of the average new American home.
The anonymous buyer — who we have to assume is one of the world's 1,600 billionaires — will get six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and custom everything for only $9,000 per square foot (an apparent steal compared to the $13,000 per square foot that Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev paid for his daughter's Central Park West college residence, which, at $88 million, was the previous record-holder for the most expensive real estate deal in the city). The building itself also has some crazy amenities, including a library, steam room, and a spa for pampered pets.
For that price, we can only hope there are masseuses on call 24/7 and a self-cleaning system. Regular turndown service wouldn't hurt, either. Click through to see what this Midtown manse looks like inside. (The Real Deal)