The penthouse at 220 Central Park South that billionaire Ken Griffin bought last week might not be the world’s most expensive proposition (that award goes to an empty lot above Beverly Hills), but at $ 238 million it was one Record for the most on has ever paid for a home in the United States.
At 953 feet, the 79-story tower stands out along the Central Park South skyline. Griffin’s Penthouse – a combination of two units – includes, according to the Wall Street Journal. The $ 238 million price tag dwarfs the previous record of $ 137 million hedge fund manager Barry Rosenstein reportedly paid for a house in East Hampton.
Griffin, who founded the investment firm Citadel, is valued at $ 9.9 billion, according to data Forbes, and he seems to have a penchant for causing a sensation in the high profile real estate world. Another record he holds is paying the highest price for a Miami condominium: $ 60 million for the penthouse at Faena House in 2015. He listed it along with another unit in the building for $ 73 million. Dollars in 2016.
He also set a record in Chicago. The $ 58.75 million he paid last November for a four-story apartment in a condo building at 9 West Walton Street, known as No. 9 Walton, was the highest anyone will ever live in the City has paid Chicago Tribune Reports.
“He’s proud to live in Chicago and proud to live in this building,” contractor Jim Letchinger told the tribune.
That begs the question of where Griffin will actually settle, considering he owns sprawling apartments in New York, Chicago, and Miami, as well as a $ 122 mansion in London.
Are there any stops in spending? Perhaps. In Palm Beach, he halted construction of a home on his 12-acre oceanfront property last year, citing higher than expected budget estimates.
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