Yesterday billionaire Rupert Murdoch put pen to paper on a brand new four level penthouse in downtown NYC.
Mr. Murdoch bought floors 57 to 60 of new development One Madison, from the developer. The sale includes two units: a 6,850-square-foot triplex penthouse that had been on the market for $50 million, and a three-bedroom apartment on the floor below that had been listed for $16.5 million with a total floor space of 10,160 square feet. “Currently the two apartments are unconnected, but could easily be combined,” confirmed the director of sales at One Madison.
The penthouse has five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, with a 586-square-foot wrap around terrace. A double-height great room with a circular staircase has close-up views of the Clock Tower building. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the Hudson and East rivers, the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. The apartment also has an internal private elevator and will be purchased ‘raw’ with Murdoch required to finish the interiors himself, no doubt spending another $20 million or so.