The Greenwich Lane was the best-selling building of last year, and now, it looks like the massive development is setting another record. The south penthouse at 155 West 11th Street, the complex’s tallest building, went into contract in 2015 with an asking price of $45 million—a price that would have made it the most expensive condo sale recorded in the neighborhood.
And while it didn’t end up closing for quite that much, public records show that the condo’s final sale price was a whopping $40 million—which still makes it the most expensive condo sale recorded in Greenwich Village. It even beats out the neighborhood’s priciest single-family home sale, which was but a mere $32 million. That’s quite a feat!
It’s also the highest sale at the Greenwich Lane thus far—prior to this, the über-pricey development’s priciest sale was a $33 million triplex penthouse in a building on 12th Street.
So what did the buyer—who’s shielded behind an anonymous LLC—get for that price? The penthouse is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom duplex that sits on the 16th and 17th floors of the building. It has its own private elevator, naturally, and comes with all of the high-end things you’d expect: Sub-Zero fridge, floor-to-ceiling windows, huge walk-in closets, marble-clad bathrooms, you get the idea. It also has an impressive 1,600 square feet of outdoor space, some of which overlooks the new park within the complex.
Update: The Real Deal reports that the buyer is Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who will step down from that position this spring. Despite the coffee magnate’s current wealth—his net worth is estimated at $3 billion, which makes a $40 million penthouse seem like chump change—he’s actually a Brooklyn boy: Schultz grew up Canarsie, and his family lived in the neighborhood’s Bay View Houses.
Here’s the floorplan one more time: