Never before has a downtown apartment in New York sold for as much as $57.25 million, but this was the price tag on media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s pricey new four-floor penthouse pad, at One Madison Park, E. 23rd St. After losing his last place on the Upper East Side, during his divorce, Mr Murdoch has certainly bought a whopper of a bachelor pad to replace it.
Newly single Rupert has laid claim over the entire top four floors of the towering 60-story glass structure in the middle of a sprawling city scene. The quadruple floor home is an amalgamation of two separate property listings that were originally on the property market as a $50 million triplex penthouse, and a $16.5 million singular floor down on 57th. In pairing the two dwellings he managed to scoop a $9 million saving, though that seems to be like pocket change to Murdoch!
Owner of the New York Post tabloid, founder and CEO of News Corp. Rupert Murdoch is not a novice at setting big records in home sales, in fact it is nothing short of the THIRD time that Murdoch has set a new sales record in New York City property: Back in 2005, he and his former wife sold a triplex penthouse on Prince Street for $25 million, which allowed them to make their new purchase on Fifth Avenue of another triplex for $44 million–a record for a co-op sale at that time.
Breaking records as the most expensive home ever purchased below 57th St, the four-level penthouse stretches luxuriously over more than 10,000 square feet.
The bustling, twinkling city panoramas are enough to give you goosebumps from day to night.
This digital rendering shows the living room design at One Madison Park. The plush penthouse has a large twisting staircase and lofty open plan living areas that are bathed in natural light from the vast expanse of floor to ceiling windows.
The interior decoration awaits its new owners personal stamp to bring it to life.
60th floor Reference: One Madison, WSJ, NY Daily News