It just seems that the billionaire daughters are now making it big in the luxury real estate market. After Petra Ecclestone, daughter of F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone purchased one of the most expensive US mansions earlier this year, its Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s daughter, Ekatarina, to buy over the most expensive Manhattan penhouse for $88 million. Though Mr. Rybololev is in the midst of what is to become the most expensive divorce, he has allowed his daughter to go ahead with the purchase of the luxury mansion, located in the prime spot of the city.
15, Central Park West, Manhattan, New York
Final sale price: $88 million
Settings and location
Like most luxury penthouses, this 6,744 sq ft penthouse stands on the top floor of the building, with supreme panoramic views of the central park of the city. The balconies are known to occupy around 2,077 sq ft of space overlooking the Manhattan city skyline, with Central Park being the prime view. Also, there are seven walk-in closets, and also a den with its bar in the apartment. In order to describe the general settings of the property, it could be summed up as a classically themed setup, with extensive use of colored matched granite and marble, especially in the drawing room. Even the railing of the balcony, bear a similar sophisticated pattern. However, modernism with the sense of luxurious surroundings is felt as well, especially if takes a notice of the oval master bedroom, the glass walled living room, the Brazilian rosewood library, formal dining room with 2 separate round dining tables, terrace, and private museum. Ms.Ekatrina could perhaps try her hand at opening her own art gallery there.
In the 6,744 sq ft of space, there are 10 bedrooms, wrap-around terrace and balcony area, private gallery, 7 walk-in closets, living room, private bar, and the formal dining room, with separate dining tables for 2 groups of people to dine in. As we already mentioned, the master bedroom faces a corner view with a unique oval shape of room. The walk-in closets are ideal areas where one can choose the best get up to ready in with separate areas for each category of dressing. The dining room is equally well done up with latest cutlery to enjoy fine cuisine in, along the private bar to enjoy drinks over. If one enjoys view of the outside city, the penthouse offers perfect views of the city skyline, especially Central Park. Would be ideal, for an evening to watch the sun setting in the horizon, and having conversations while sitting on the furniture specifically meant for the area.
Facts and Figures
· Has a total area of 6,744 sq ft of space, with 2,077 sq ft in balconies and terrace alone, apart from the 7 walk-in closets.
· Previous owners are Mr. Sandy Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup. He had coughed up a then record setting$42.4 million for this penthouse.
· The money received from the sale of this apartment will go towards charitable causes.
· The current buyer, Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev, is the 93rd richest person in the world, with a net worth of around $9.5 billion. He owns one of Russia’s largest fertilizer manufacturers, OAO Uralkali.