The 12,000-square-foot penthouse in an iconic pre-war hotel, currently Manhattan’s priciest public listing, is $30M more than the city’s latest highest sale. Although some of its important downsides are the fact that, on account of the tower’s east-west orientation, the grand living room’s and the master bedroom’s windows do not overlook Central Park, the late financier and tycoon, Martin Zweig, set a record in 1999 when he purchased it for $21.5M and paid over $30,000 per month in maintenance. Failing to sell it for a $70M price tag in 2004, he withdrew it from the market. Now his widow is trying her luck.
The swanky co-op sports 5 master bedrooms, 6 full and 3 partial baths and 16 grand rooms, the grand living room being labeled as “the most magnificent privately owned room in the world,” according to CURBED. It used to be the hotel’s ballroom, therefore it was not meant as a residential space. The main entrance leads to the private elevator, a secondary staircase, the main kitchen and the staff en-suite bedroom. The triplex also features a private interior elevator, four adjacent terraces, five fireplaces, separate guest suites and chambermaid service. The deluxe spread offers breathtaking city, skyline and water views.