Here's a real Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer conundrum. The ex-wife of former San Diego Padres owner John Mooreslet's call her Rebecca Mooresbought a 5,475-square-foot apartment on the 54th floor of pioneering megatower One57, which oh-so-briefly wore the crown bearing the superlative "tallest residential building in New York City." But that four-bedroom, which has glorious views of Central Park and all that jazz, apparently wasn't enough for Ms. Moores, who in December 2014 shelled out more than $54 million for the entire 81st floorof the same exact supertall. She plans to use that 5BR as, oh yes, a pied-a-terre.
So now what to do with that lower-down, less-good place? Ah yes, sell the contract. First reported by the Journal, Moores's inferior, never-lived-in property could be yours for $32.5 million. It's what everybody dreams of: a discarded piece of real estate that thinks it's worth 641 times what the average New Yorker makes in one year. Just remember, Bill Ackman's $91.5 apartment that he bought "for fun" (and flipping) far outweighs Moores in sheer exorbitance.
· Listing: 157 West 57th Street [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Owner in New York's One57 Offers Contract on Unit for $35.2 Million [WSJ]
· All One57 coverage [Curbed]