Following a sale of a Central Park West & 61st St. penthouse for $88M to a daughter of a Russian fertilizer magnate; it has been announced in 1/14 that the middle-eastern nation of Qatar has agreed to buy the Wildenstein & Co. building at 64th St. & Madison Ave. Both residences are in Manhattan.
The Wildenstein Building is owned by a family of international art dealers. The 4-story building is to be used as the Qatar Consulate and art gallery. The $90M sale is reported as the most expensive NYC townhouse ever sold. The 20-something real estate agent brothers that arranged the sale also hold the record for the most expensive home sale in Miami.
In 2/14, Robert Murdock bought a 4-story penthouse at Madison & east 23rd St. for $57M. In 1/14, TV-show host Ellen Degeneres bought a 13,500 s.f., 6-bedroom house in Los Angeles for about $40M.
Luxury home sale prices are also up in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Here is an example;
Published: January 28, 2014
One of Texas’ most lavish mansions — Champ d’Or — has, once again, landed on the market. This go-around, the price is $35 million.