6/12/18: The Wall Street Journal reports that the buyer of this $43.79 million penthouse is Marc Lore, a tech entrepreneur who founded Diapers.com, and is currently the head of e-commerce at Walmart. Though neither reps for Lore nor for MetoLoft Management, the building’s developer, would comment, WSJ says that “two people familiar with the deal” confirmed the purchase.
The most expensive penthouse at 443 Greenwich Street has officially sold—and not only did it not break a downtown sale record (thanks, The Getty), but it got a hefty discount at closing. Penthouse A hit public records this week, and the final sale price was precisely $43,787,804.75—quite a tumble from its original $58 million asking price.
The five-bedroom penthouse was once the former book bindery’s most expensive apartment; it entered contract in April, and at the time, it looked like it could break the previous record for the most expensive downtown sale, at Walker Tower. That record was smashed earlier this week, when several apartments at the Getty in Chelsea sold for $59 million.
With its actual sale price, PHA doesn’t even top the list of the most expensive homes sold at 443 Greenwich Street; that record is held by Penthouse H, which sold for $44 million last year.
The apartment is one of 443 Greenwich’s most extravagant: It spans 8,569 square feet and in addition to its five bedrooms, it has its own private elevator entrance, a 41-foot-long living room, a huge outdoor terrace, and a private pool. It also sold with two of the building’s parking spots. It originally listed for for $51 million more than three years ago, but has improbably gotten a series of price jumps—the most recent last summer—since then.
No word yet on the buyer’s identity, but given the building’s other residents—a gossip rag’s worth of celebrities and other powerful people—it’s likely that they’re a boldface name, too.
Floorplans for the penthouse:
- All 443 Greenwich Street coverage [Curbed]