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$50M Pad Wants NYC's Second Highest Price Per Square Foot

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The NYC real estate trend of the moment: wealthy Russians buying pricey apartments, sometimes for their children. The purchases are "a way of putting a share of their wealth in hard assets outside the reach of the Russian government," the Journal explains, which is why buying is a much more common move for Russian investors than selling. Unless you're Anna Anissimova, the 27-year-old daughter of aluminum and iron magnate Vasily Anissimov. Anissimova is heading to Hollywood, so she's put her Time Warner Center apartment on the market?for $50 million. She paid just $9.86 million for it in 2004. (It's also on the rental market at $60,000/month.) In the interim, it had a makeover from interior designer Noel Jeffrey.
The listing photos are small, but the brokerbabble explains the design:

This gorgeous apartment features a gracious entry foyer with a Limed Oak and Lalique glass powder room that leads to the large entry gallery, done with beautiful Venetian plaster walls, and limestone floors, and is flanked by a grand corner living room with exquisite Ceruse Oak wood paneling and an expansive dining room both offering unrivaled sweeping views of Central Park, city and river views as far as the eye can see?.There is a gorgeously designed Ceruse Oak paneled library with silver tea paper ceiling with a matching en suite bath, as well as a large double master bedroom suite, with "his and hers" marble master bathrooms, as well as large walk-in closets with dressing areas. There is a glass-enclosed circular rain shower and a custom designed marble and mosaic Jacuzzi tub. Sounds nice enough?and if it sells for the ask, the Journal notes, it would be the city's second most expensive apartment sale (going by the price per square foot) after the $88M one at 15 CPW. We have yet to see the proceeds-to-charity aspect of that sale repeated, though.

Here's one more look inside:

And, last but not least, the floorplan:

· Listing: 25 Columbus Circle - Apt. 75A [Corcoran]
· $50 Million Test for High-End Condo [WSJ]
· Time Warner Center coverage [Curbed]