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Right hear in midtown Manhattan.
"The most-expensive apartment in the country — a triplex, wrap-around penthouse on W. 56th Street — can now be yours for just $100 million.
Raphael De Niro, the son of actor Robert De Niro, has the exclusive listing on the 73rd through 76th floor aerie atop CitySpire — the deluxe apartment in the sky owned by Long Island real estate developer Steven Klar.
The 8,000-square-foot octagon-shaped unit is a "one-of-a-kind gem [that] ranks amongst the most elite homes in America," according to the Prudential Douglas Elliman listing.
The apartment isn’t for everyone — and not because of the nine-figure pricetag.
Architect Juan Pablo Molyneux took the original raw space and created an aristocratic interior with inlaid marble floors, stately columns, gold draperies and candeliers.
Other features include:
-- a private, three-story elevator.
-- A wrap-around terrace on all three floors that offers 360-degree views of the city. It’s believed to be the highest outdoor space in any city residence.
The master bath was built with hunter-green marble and mahogany finishes.
-- A dining room that can seat 20.
-- A silver closet.
-- A wine room that can hold more than 1,000 bottles.
The eat-in kitchen also has a butler's pantry.
Oh, and there’s even a separate apartment one floor below — you know, for the help.
Klar bought the property in 1993 for $4.5 million and then spent about as much to renovate it to his tastes. He made his riches building thousands of homes on Long Island.
The octagonal-shape of the penthouse means that every room has city views.
The penthouse has what is believed to be the highest outdoor space in New York City.
During the dip in the housing market in the early 1990s, banks took back the property from Eichner, and Klar was among those brought in to sell the remaining units. He ended up buying into the building himself.
The super luxury market has been red-hot in the last few months. Nearby, ONE57 has a $90 million penthouse under contract that is currently being built.
In March, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev bought a penthouse at 15 Central Park West for $88 million.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/100-million-expensive-apartment-country-hits-market-article-1.1125184#ixzz22EiMxf52
So does that mean your dumpy co-op in ME is worth more?
Brooksie, read it and weep.
I'll let you know when Whole Foods opens.
You missed the boat waiting for Armageddon.
Didn't kid yourself(well others) RE in NY is still going down
That is one of the ugliest interior designs I have ever seen in a high end apartment. Hideous. Just nothing I can find remotely appealing. Nothing. Now, if you buy a $100MM place, you gut it anyway and make it your own even if you like it. So the interior is kind of irrelevant. But even the floors are freaking ugly. And the terraces? What on earth do you do with a terrace 1/4 of a mile up in the sky? The wind is probably like a constant 40 mph or something--it must be terrifying to be out there. Maybe enclose it all and have an amazing botanical garden loop around your place. What ever. Very disappointing. And only one elevator?
Agree w/ Kyle 100%. The interior is depressing, dark, ugly, and appears "heavy" and dreary. Give me something in 15 CPW for a fraction of the price any day of the week.
Right, and even after you'd replaced all the finishes, you'd still have the low ceilings. They were none too high to begin with. Since the owner couldn't put all those can lights in the structural slabs, he had to drop the ceilings even lower except in the centers of the rooms. Hence the tray-ceiling effect everywhere, as in a mid-end suburban tract house.
Fugly, is the word!
Even a person with absolutely no taste, would want to gut the place to turn it into less of an eyesore. Wonder if adding marginally hideous decor compared to the current uberly hideous, might help...
Actually, I pass The Spire every morning on my way to the gym, a couple of doors down. The entrance is on 56th & every morning there are tons of smelly garbage bags smack outside the front door (& I've never seen that in front of my own building in the last 16 years). At night, there is a cigar bar (can not remember if it is part of the Spire or the adjacent building), but it stinks up the lobby & elevator pretty badly (Yes, I was "lucky" enough to visit the inside of the building too when one of the residents claimed that she was selling some antiques, which turned out to be fake to my un/trained eye).
Perhaps the smell may not be an issue, if you are at the highest point in NYC. But I did feel claustrophobic in the skinny lobby & hallways. The street is very busy & also appears to be a loading dock for the City Center (back entrances a few doors) & Carnegie Hall, (back entrance right opposite), at all hours of the day. Pretty much zero street parking on that block, even if you just wanted to briefly wait or stand & unload stuff from the car/cab etc.
I do live in the general neighborhood & find parts of it quite desirable but definitely not this block...
Oh...& I forgot to mention how convenient & efficient it is to have ONLY 1 (ONE) elevator in the entire resident side serving, "I don't care to know how many" total units (sarcasm). They also have a separate entrance for offices. Anyway...you get my point: Great Value! Run, don't walk...
>Run, don't walk...
Thanks for the fitness tips.
I just did a google search to see what columbiacounty is talking about.
Yes, I saw that link. The first post doesn't make much sense - you would know equally as I do, given we are both grey, that inododo's explanation doesn't hold water, but of course it is possible that rufus and jimhones are the same although I can't draw much of a conclusion about the hfscomm1 given I can't see any of his/her posts anymore. Why do you suppose one of those 3's posts are not available but the other two are?
whatever. the apartment is certainly not taste neutral. and the choices don't seem to enhance the selling process.
anyone willing to pay $100 million for this deserves what they get, a horribly overpriced trophy apartment. horribly.
even the most picky of buyers with the most restrictive of requirements can do better than this.
By the way, I also did a search for columbiacounty, and there are some strange threads about you
This thread was one of the ones I found with my search. I think it's pretty clear that Jimhones is Azmino.
here it is: http://streeteasy.com/nyc/talk/discussion/13821-what-is-columbiacountys-problem?page=2
The name Azmino seems middle eastern / north African.
whatEVER. you are clearly trying to obfuscate my comments about price/value.
Besides columbiacounty, this thread is somewhat insightful about Azmino, whether he's Jimhones or not: https://streeteasy.com/nyc/talk/discussion/14081-is-azmino76-for-real-is-this-person-in-re-business
aboutready, sorry to obfuscate your comments about price/value. I know you (like me) can't create a new thread, perhaps someone here could help out?
By the way, realestateny, did you actually say, "Right hear in midtown Manhattan" and fail to understand the difference between hear and here?
One of the titles from the google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Astreeteasy.com+columbiacounty
StreetEasy: Talk - columbiacounty gave up eating shit years ago
Let's get back to the "beautiful" apartment...
How long before a px reduction?
StreetEasy: Talk - Nice day in NYC ... columbiacounty is Angry
StreetEasy: Talk - columbiacounty on suicide watch as more peo
Sammy300, you are Brooks2, give it up. This is about columbiacounty.
StreetEasy: Talk - good morning, columbiacounty
StreetEasy: Talk - Columbiacounty calls Bullshit.
@hburg: u r soooo wrong. but, whatever...
StreetEasy: Talk - another columbiacounty complete breakdown
StreetEasy: Talk - What is columbiacounty's problem?
StreetEasy: Talk - /22941-columbiacounty-and-julialg-agree-on-truth
StreetEasy: Talk - Nice day in NYC ... columbiacounty is Angry
StreetEasy: Talk - Frivolous: Columbia County vaca house, or yacht?
(I'll read that one later, sounds interesting)
StreetEasy: Talk - columbiacounty and julialg agree on truth
StreetEasy: Talk - Room for negotiation?
Interesting, that one didn't have columbiacounty in the title
StreetEasy: Talk - columbiacounty: I'm no slave to truth
StreetEasy: Talk - columbiacounty logic
StreetEasy: Talk - Window tinting/film
Would this have been a solution for columbiacounty? He visited an apartment ... The sage of Columbia County actually posted that comment?! columbiacounty ...
oops, am I going too fast for you?
StreetEasy: Talk - What is columbiacounty's problem?
i'm getting to this thread a bit late, but I actually thought that columbiacounty was mellowing (burning out?) a bit recently. cc, hope you don't take offense to this, ...
StreetEasy: Talk - columbiacounty: you revel in being an asshole.
columbiacounty 1 minute ago stop ignoring this person report abuse you revel in being an asshole.
cc probably needed to use the bathroom ... prostate issues. I'll wait.
um, did anything fall off? cc, you ok?
w67, can your wife check in on him?
AR, don't take this the wrong way, I know we are repairing our relationship, but this is cc in his time of need - does your husband know any of the ambulance companies who could check in on him?
yikes/Wbottom? Could you check? cc has some great grandchildren who would be grateful to you.
caonima/Brooks2, do you know anyone?
wow this is sad.
somewhereelse, you are smarter than everyone else ever anytime anywhere, any ideas?
Well, I would hope I'd get more support than cc if I were in need.
The office floors have their own bank of elevators. Six of them, I think.
The apartment floors have their own bank of four elevators. That may not be enough for 40+ floors with 300+ apartments, especially since one of the four has to do double-duty for freight.
I would buy 3 or 4 apts in 740 Park or 834 Fifth instead
@NWT-Never been on the "Office" side but over 10+ years ago when I was visiting, I recall seeing only 2 elevators & distinctly remember, a very sweet, chubby concierge/doorman tell me very nicely that only one was for resident/visitor use, the other was freight/garbage collection. Quite possible, I was not paying too much attention...
I worked in the "office" side before- nothing special. I also knew someone that lived toward the upper floors of the building. The views were amazing, but between the constant whistling of the wind and building sway, this would not be my first choice building
Amazing!! NY real estate prices seem to be going in only one direction - at the top end at any rate! By the way, most of the NY press reported that it was Ekaterina Rybolovleva - not Dmitry - who bought the penthouse at 15 CPW
The reason Ekaterina is listed as the purchaser is because papa did not want to establish residency here for tax purposes. Clearly it's not HER money.
huntersburg: I would. But only for you.
I will not be bringing $10,000.
Apparently, the SE peanut gallery are not the only ones that object to the design here. Even the designer doesn't like it.
The low ceiling height makes the entire space seem like a basement!
can't believe they didn't do the decor in 'Oligart daughter chic'.
>the SE peanut gallery
I kind of picture it more like
with columbiacounty on the right and mrs. columbiacounty on the left.