The one percent of the one percent are cordially invite to throw their cash (and only cash?none of this mortgage nonsense) at the Manhattan market's newest heavyweight, Martin Zweig's Pierre penthouse. The brokers announced the incredible $125 million price tag at the end of last week, and the official listing has finally gone live. There is no current floorplan, alas (here's one from 1996), so we'll have to make do with the photos and brokerbabble. Our early verdict: unfortunately, the place is just?sorry, we dozed off there.
We would have loved to see some Paula Del Nunzio-style richness to the brokerbabble. Here's what it has to say for itself instead:
The Residence encompasses 16 grand rooms. The living room is considered the most magnificent privately owned room in the world. This elegant space includes the original ball room at The Pierre Hotel. There are four adjoining terraces, five master bedrooms, 6 full baths and three half- baths, five working fireplaces, separate guest suites plus staff accommodations. Off the main entrance are the penthouse's secondary interior stairs, private elevator, main kitchen, and staff bedroom with bath. There is an interior elevator, and two designated staff members provide maid service. The most magnificent privately owned room in the world: gauntlet thrown! Zweig set a record when he paid $21.5 million for the space in 1999, but now it has to clear a much higher bar to repeat the trick. Can it possibly succeed?
· Listing: The Penthouse at the Pierre Hotel [Sotheby's via StreetEasy]
· Martin Zweig's Pierre Penthouse Officially Asks $125 Million [Curbed]