$88 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West

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This luxury penthouse, one of America’s most expensive apartments, was bought for $43.7 million in 2007 by the former head of Citigroup, Sanford Weil, who was reportedly one of the 25 people responsible for the 2008 world financial and economic crisis. In 2001 the Weils decided to move downstairs to the 6th floor and give the apartment to charity! Nevertheless, in 2012 they sold it for $88 million to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who bought it for his daughter, Ekaterina.

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The apartment situated in the middle of Central Park, at 15 Central Park West, comprises a total 10 deluxe rooms, out of which 4 bedrooms, a library and a living room. It also features soaring ceilings and windows and doors, a number of walk-in closets, bathrooms, service areas and an enormous wraparound 193-square-meter terrace offering stunning panoramic views of Central Park.

The building boasts a movie screening room for 20, temperature-controlled private wine rooms which come with solid oak cabinets which can be purchased by residents, guest rooms and staff rooms, for which the residents have to pay extra. The exterior of the building is covered in the finest Indiana limestone, which is also the material used for New York’s most distinguished buildings.