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#1 Feb 18 2012 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Not even a house, just a flat.

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New York penthouse sells for $88m

A lavish New York penthouse with panoramic views of Central Park has become the most expensive apartment ever sold in the city.

Russian fertiliser magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev - said to be the world's 93rd richest man - spent $88m (£56m) buying the Central Park West pad.

It is thought to be for his 22-year-old daughter, Ekaterina Rybolovleva.

The 6,744 sq ft (627 sq m) apartment was sold by American Sanford Weill, a former head of banking giant Citigroup.

The penthouse stands atop 15 Central Park West, a landmark building designed by architect Robert Stern.

It boasts a custom-made oval bedroom, a library, gallery, chef's kitchen and a 2,100 sq ft (195 sq m) terrace running along three sides of the building.

Overseas interest

Sold by high-end New York real estate agents Brown Harris Stevens, the apartment is expected to net the broker a commission of $3.5m, the Wall Street Journal reported.

However, the apartment is not even thought to be the most expensive US property in Mr Rybolovlev's portfolio. He is said to have paid closer to $100m for an investment property in Palm Beach, Florida in 2011.

The sale - which was concluded at the full asking price - is the latest example of international buyers setting the pace in New York's elite property market.

Privately owned apartments, or condominiums, are increasingly being snapped up by wealthy overseas buyers, a spokeswoman for Brown Harris Stevens told the BBC.

"What's slowing down in New York is the middle of the market, but the high and low end are doing very well," she said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17067588

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#2 Feb 18 2012 at 2:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you can somehow bring yourself to romance this young lady, that apartment could one day be yours!
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#3 Feb 18 2012 at 3:26 AM Rating: Good
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Because **** dorm rooms.

Yeah, it was paid for by a trust fund in the daughter's name, the Dutch news site that reported on this also said that it was (partially) because she is studying in NY.
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#4 Feb 18 2012 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
If you can somehow bring yourself to romance this young lady, that apartment could one day be yours!


I might be able to hit that for the chance of a 88 million dollar apartment.

Might.
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Because @#%^ dorm rooms.

You just know she's going to litter with with old Ramen wrappers and empty cans of Keystone Light.
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Because @#%^ dorm rooms.

You just know she's going to litter with with old Ramen wrappers cans of caviar and empty cans of Keystone Light bottles of champagne.

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#7 Feb 18 2012 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Because @#%^ dorm rooms.

You just know she's going to litter with with old Ramen wrappers cans of caviar condoms and empty cans of Keystone Light bottles of champagne pill bottles.


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To be fair, calling a penthouse "just a flat" is like calling a cruise ship "just a boat."
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#9 Feb 19 2012 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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To be fair, calling a penthouse "just a flat" is like calling a cruise ship "just a boat."


It's a mother **** boat... and I'm on it. With T-pain.
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#10 Feb 19 2012 at 6:06 PM Rating: Good
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#11 Feb 19 2012 at 9:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Or Turtles and Whores?

#12 Feb 20 2012 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Some of the high end clients we have do this. Of course not on the opulent scale that this is. Client had a kid going to law school so he bought a penthouse in one of the high-rise condo complexes in the trendy downtown part of San Diego called the Gaslamp. There was another client that had his daughter studying overseas and so he and his wife bought his daughter a place in Paris because they were concerned with security. These clients' reasons were more for security/safety. But I also think part of it is to show off.
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To be fair, calling a penthouse "just a flat" is like calling a cruise ship "just a boat."


Speaking of cruise ships...

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The luxury starts from the moment the cruisers leave home, with a helicopter picking them up and whisking them off to a UK airport.

As they fly, they’ll enjoy £4,000-per-kilo Beluga Caviar, Dom Perignon Rosi champagne and Da Hong Pao tea, which is harvested from plants that are 1,000 years old and cost £2,000 per kilo.

Next comes a private jet to take them to Los Angeles. En route, a Michelin-starred chef will cook up a ten-course taster menu.

Once they touch down in LA, a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom will be waiting to transport them to the ship.

On board, their 1,000 sq ft suite will include two bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, two marbled bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

Guests can also enjoy a separate dining area and bar and two verandas.

The epic trip takes in 28 countries including New Zealand, Malaysia and Mauritius, and works out at approximately £8,000 a day.

The package includes a four night pre-cruise stay at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and a four night post-cruise stay in a £7,300-a-night apartment (complete with rooftop Jacuzzi, cinema and butler) located in a gated community on Sunset Island, Miami.

The ship sets sail on 14 January 2013. Get saving!

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