British soccer club Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich closed on the last of three Upper East Side townhouses he plans to knock down to make way for a big mansion. His total spent so far to $80 million.
Abramovich closed on 13 East 75th Street last week for $30 million. He bought last year, the neighboring 11 East 75th Street for $29.7 million and 15 East 75th Street for $18.3 million.
The New York Daily News says he plans to makes way for a “massive urban chateau virtually unseen since Andrew Carnegie built his humble abode, now home to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, in 1903.”
The sellers were investor Mark Fife and his wife, Lori.
The Real Deal says Last year, Abramovich nearly set a co-op purchase record with a $75 million buy, but the sale did not ultimately go through.
Roman Abramovich Buys
Roman Abramovich is not letting the perilous Russian economy
get him down and is finding solace in New York City, where he is
purchasing most of a block to build a huge mansion, as reported to
the New York Post. More…
– Irina Abramovich, the ex-wife of Russian oligarch and owner of the
Chelsea soccer club Roman Abramovich wants to rebuild the English
country estate that she got in their divorce. She hopes to demolish More…
Part of a historic mansion house in Manhattan, 828 Fifth Avenue,
is reported to be under a contract of sale for US$75 million, according
to the New York Post. This will be the biggest price ever paid More…
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is locked in a standoff with
a woman who is demanding US$23 million for her Manhattan apartment,
in his reported bid to take over an entire historic mansion, according More…