A penthouse atop the world’s tallest residential constructing − listed for $250 million − is marking the largest check of the ultra-luxury actual property market at a time of falling gross sales and rising financial uncertainty.
The three-story mega-home inside Central Park Tower, which spans greater than 17,500 sq. ft, is the nation’s most costly itemizing. It’s also the best, located at over 1,400 ft and spanning the 129th to 131st flooring. Perched on Manhattan’s “Billionaires’ Row” − a strip of super-tall skyscrapers alongside the southern fringe of Central Park − it’s being marketed as the final word actual property trophy for a billionaire trying to tower over New York Metropolis.
The Staircase at The Penthouse at Central Park Tower
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“I have been promoting actual property for 15 years now, and I’ve bought a few of the most costly actual property in New York, Florida, all over the place,” mentioned Ryan Serhant, of Serhant, who’s advertising the penthouse. “I’ve by no means seen something like this condo.”
The massive query is whether or not the itemizing can fetch its asking worth as storm clouds collect over actual property, monetary markets and the broader financial system. Luxurious actual property gross sales in Manhattan have slowed dramatically in current months. The variety of signed contracts for properties priced at $5 million or extra fell by almost half in August in comparison with a 12 months in the past, in accordance with a report from Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman.
For the 12 months, gross sales of flats priced at $10 million or extra have declined 38%, in accordance with Miller Samuel. The most costly sale of the 12 months in Manhattan thus far is a $74 million penthouse of the brand new Aman New York rental.
Some brokers say the $250 million asking worth for Central Park Tower penthouse is unrealistic.
“I think about this a fantasy worth,” mentioned Donna Olshan, a Manhattan luxurious dealer.
Olshan mentioned there have been 23 closed gross sales within the constructing this 12 months, with a median price-per-square-foot of $5,228. The penthouse, which is far bigger with greater ceilings, views and facilities, is searching for extra $14,000 per sq. foot.
The Penthouse at Central Park Tower: Dawn Going through South
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However Serhant mentioned the worth is acceptable, given the sale of a penthouse at close by 220 Central Park South for $190 million, or $20,000 per sq. foot.
“I do know it sounds loopy, bur comparatively talking, it is priced at a terrific worth on a per-square-foot foundation,” he mentioned. “It is only a very, very huge condo with a number of facilities.”
The triplex has seven bedrooms, eight bogs and three powder rooms. A stairwell that winds its approach up by the three tales is the centerpiece of the primary salon, and a 2,000-square-foot ballroom on the highest flooring has 27-foot excessive ceilings.
Central Park Tower was constructed by Extell Growth, the developer behind a number of of Manhattan’s new super-towers. To guard the privateness of would-be consumers, Extell and Serhant are limiting public viewings of the unfurnished condo to some choose areas.
The Grand Salon at The Penthouse at Central Park Tower
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The house has the best terrace on this planet, a glass-rimmed platform hovering 1,460 ft above Manhattan. It additionally comes with a lavish listing of constructing facilities, together with a 60-foot outside pool, 62-foot indoor saltwater pool, spa, non-public backyard, sport room, convention room, health middle, squash courtroom, screening room, non-public restaurant with Michelin-star cooks and a wine and cigar lounge.
Serhant mentioned the condo’s best facilities are the 360-degree views, with Central Park spreading out under like a inexperienced welcome mat and hills of New Jersey and New York suburbs seen within the distance.
He mentioned he has already seen robust curiosity from the ultra-wealthy, who’re much less affected by stock-market declines, rising charges and recession fears.
“The purchaser of this condo is somebody who’s trying to diversify their belongings,” he mentioned. “It is somebody who most likely owns costly artwork, most likely has an costly automotive assortment and different issues, they usually need the perfect of the perfect.”
Serhant mentioned one billionaire was flying on this week simply to see the condo.
“After they noticed it come onto the market a number of days in the past, they reached out and mentioned ‘Is that this the perfect condo on this planet?’ I mentioned ‘sure,’ they usually mentioned ‘I will fly in to see it’.”
The Penthouse at The Central Park Tower: Sundown over Central Park.
Supply: Cody Boone, SERHANT Studios