Some properties obviously stand out when it comes to real estate, which is difficult to achieve in the United States thanks to the opulence and size of a gigantic country full of immense fortunes. But one penthouse at 220 Central Park South in New York City stands out, and thanks to its hefty price tag, it has managed to redefine the meaning of luxury real estate in Manhattan and worldwide.
The gigantic apartment was acquired by real estate tycoon and billionaire Ken Griffin a house with great and infinite views of the sea, and Central Park encompasses for itself the entire 4-story space and a final price tag of $238 million, catapulting the property to take the place of honor as the most valuable in the United States.
Ken Griffin’s purchase of the penthouse at 220 Central Park South
An incredible 2,230 square meters attest to the immense size of this penthouse that was acquired by the richest man in Illinois and whose name is always tied to real estate records and majestic acquisitions worldwide. He also managed to acquire a mansion in London for 122 million dollars, full of luxuries and located near Buckingham Palace.
The history of record-breaking real estate negotiations is always in the air, and everyday construction is surpassed in price and architectural design, where technology and new materials reach new levels. Chicago achieved $58.7 million for a house, while the city of Miami witnessed an apartment that reached $60 million.
Evidently, billionaire Ken Griffin is on a higher level than all these transactions and a sign of this was the disbursement made in 2016 of $500 million for a pair of famous paintings, for which the purchase of this apartment will hardly be noticeable in their bulging bank accounts.
The most expensive apartment in New York and the U.S.
The penthouse maintains a size commensurate with its price tag with a full 4-story extension of the 79-story apartment tower called 220 Central Park South, the new building, with an architectural style based on New York’s historic residences and maintaining the premise of offering spaces designed for lovers of the city’s contemporary lifestyle. A dream that finally saw the light of day thanks to the impetus of architect and designer Robert AM Stern.
A building that aims to become a city classic with its striking limestone cladding. The new building is an integral and timeless part of the area and of Manhattan’s own landscape, given that the millionaire Griffin and his gigantic investment simply refer to a raw penthouse, so he will undoubtedly need to carry out an additional investment of several million dollars to furnish it and adapt the finishes to their personal taste.
A house that will undoubtedly be the talk of the town for as long as its reign as the most expensive home in the United States lasts, thanks to a number of factors, such as its location, the fame of the designer and architect of the housing complex, and the breathtaking views it offers of the entire New York City skyline that allows the building and, of course, the size of the building.