(Photo: Photo: Celest Dell'Anna)
While housing prices across the United States are still well below pre-crisis peaks, the very top of the Manhattan home market continues to shatter price records.
The $88 million sale of an apartment at 15 Central Park West in December set a record for the highest price ever paid for a Manhattan apartment. (Former Citigroup boss Sandy Weill once lived there.)
Just a few months later, a buyer broke the record, paying a reported $90 million for a duplex penthouse in One57, a building under construction at 157 West 57th Street.
Who will set the next record? It’s likely to be the buyer of one of the following properties, currently the most expensive listings in Manhattan, including one priced above $100 million — a line that no apartment in New York has ever crossed.
1 Central Park South — 8th Floor
Units: 8th Floor (807-809); condo
Price: $55 million
Details: 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths; approx. 5,580 sq. ft.
Call it 1 Central Park South — though most New Yorkers still call it The Plaza. This unit sits above the definitive New York hotel that opened its doors in 1907 and has served heads of state and The Beatles, as well as movie shoots from “The Way We Were” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Crocodile Dundee.”
For $55 million, you get 11-foot ceilings, views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue and separate quarters for staff. In July 2012, a controlling stake in The Plaza was sold to India’s Sahara Group for $570 million.