The super rich in new York can even afford to spend millions on separate apartments for the help.
Sandy Weill, the former chairman and CEO of Citi Group, has sold his maid’s Manhattan residence for $5.33 million. This is more than five times the $987, 737 he paid for it just seven years ago.
Located at Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf’s 15 Central Park West, the sale price, square foot for square foot, came to three times the average cost of a Manhattan apartment.
The apartment was originally listed at $6.25 million at the beginning of 2014.
The four room staff apartment includes one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. It has 1, 078 square feet of space, a private terrace and a chef’s kitchen with a washer/dryer. There’s also a double entryway with a powder room and coat closet.
The apartment is one of many smaller residences that tenants in the building use for their domestics or for guests.
Completed in 2008, 15 Central Park West is a condominium building located at the corner of West 61st Street and Central Park West in Manhattan and it comprises an entire city block. It was developed in partnership with Eyal Ofer’s Global Holdings Inc. and Goldman Sachs.
The building has been dubbed one of New York’s most prestigious residential addresses, and the site may be the most expensive in Manhattan.
It is divided into two parts: A 19-story tower on Central Park West, known as “the house, ” and a 35-story tower on Broadway. The two are connected by a glass-enclosed lobby.
Designed by the architect Robert A.M. Stern, the building has been home to Sting and Alex Rodriguez. Norman Lear, Denzel Washington, Bob Costas and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein have all lived there at one time or another.
The building boasts amenities such as a club restaurant, where residents host holiday meals, walnut paneled library, screening room, private wine cellar, and 14, 000-square-foot fitness center with a pool. Then there’s the so called “paparazzi proof “private car port and on-site garage.
Sandy Weill, 81, sold his own triplex apartment in the building back in 2011 for $88 million, to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. He also put his Greenwich, Ct. mansion up for sale back in March, for $14 million.
Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill is an American banker, financier and philanthropist. The son of two Polish Jewish immigrants to the U.S., he was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.