The owner of the French soccer club, AS Monaco, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has had enough of his Upper West Side apartment the most expensive at the time of its purchase in 2011. Rybolovlev is now selling the 10-bedroom penthouse he purchased for his then college-bound daughter, Ekaterina Rybolovleva for $88 million, The New York Post reports. The penthouse is located in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 15 Central Park West, just a couple of blocks away from Columbus Circle. Other notable residents in the building have included Robert De Niro, Sting, Denzel Washington, and Alex Rodriguez.
Rybolovlev's purchase of the penthouse made waves in 2011 as the most expensive apartment ever sold at the time, but that record has since been obliterated by the purchase of the penthouse at One57 for $100.5 million in January last year.
Rybolovlev almost had another most expensive record to his name. In 2014, a court ordered him to pay $4.5 billion to his ex-wife Elena, the most expensive divorce settlement at the time. He won an appeal on the settlement the following year, and that amount reduced to just over 500 million swiss francs. At the time of the settlement the couple agreed not to sell the apartment, but things have obviously changed since.
The penthouse was once home to former Citigroup chairman, Sanford Weill. 15 Central Park West is a 35-floor residential building with 202 units. It was completed in 2008 at a cost of $950 million.
· Russian oligarch lists $88M Central Park penthouse [NY Post]
· All the 15 Central Park West Coverage [Curbed]
· All the Dmitry Rybolovlev Coverage [Curbed]