The penthouse at 730 Park Avenue was supposedly "a very, very beautiful listing" that inspired a billionaire bidding war, but we'll never know just how magical it was. The whisper listing was never made public, there are no photos, and the brokers won't even talk about what the apartment looks like. And, the Observer reports, it recently sold to hedge fund manager Daniel Benton for $39 million. One broker speculated that the place is so impressive, it could have fetched "much, more more" if it had been in a condo building rather than a co-op.
Even still, the sale appears to have set a record for the building, but fell $15 million short of the co-op record in the city. We have to tap into our imaginations to picture the splendor of the palatial pad, but we do know that it has four bedrooms, a 37-by-28-foot living room, a solarium, a greenhouse breakfast room with a glass ceiling, and five terraces, including a wrap around terrace and one on the maid's room. Sounds lovely!
· That's Capital: Hedge Funder Dan Benton Buys $39 M. Penthouse at 730 Park [NYO]
· 730 Park Avenue coverage [Curbed]