The most expensive New York penthouse is rumored to have been sold to the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Tahni. Apparently the wealthy sheik paid a mind boggling sum for a 10,923-square-foot duplex penthouse located in Manhattan’s tallest residential building (still under construction), known as One57.
The buyer of the lavish penthouse has not been officially unveiled yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating on the identity of the mystery buyer. The sale price is also uncertain, but apparently the 89th and 90th floors of the building are worth $100 million. This could very well be the most expensive home sale in the history of the city.
A spokesperson for the building discouraged these speculations, and Extell Development sais that the penthouse was not sold to the aforementioned sheik.
Whoever bought the luxurious dwelling got themselves an astonishing home with 23-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows, motorized window shades, stunning views of Central Park, 4 fireplaces, at least 5 bedrooms, a spacious mezzanine, a huge ‘grand salon’ for entertaining, a library with lovely aquarium, and 5-star room service from the Park Hyatt Hotel located lower in the same building.