A duplex condo directly below Donald Trump’s opulent triplex penthouse at Trump Tower has hit the market for $24.5 million, the New York Post reports. The 6,100-square-foot spread is currently owned by billionaire Jeff Records, chairman and CEO of MidFirst Bank, and is on the market with Dolly Lenz Real Estate.
The apartment’s crisp and contemporary interiors are a departure from the oft-photographed overly opulent spreads of the Trump building empire. (Trump himself lives in an approximately 11,000-square-foot apartment overhead that draws interior inspiration from Versailles.) Those restrained interiors, however, might not be long for this world as the duplex is being marketed as “ready for custom design,” per the listing.
The spread, on the southern portion of the building’s 64th and 65th floors, comes with five “grand bedroom suites” including a master bedroom with dual master bathrooms and dressing rooms. It’s positioning in the building, and the apartment’s floor to ceiling windows, afford excellent views of the Chippendale topper on the neighboring 550 Madison Avenue, designed by Philip Johnson.
Given the duplex’s position directly below what sources believe to be the master bedroom of Trump’s penthouse, some sources of the Post have expressed security concerns. “What is to stop the Chinese or the Russians from buying the apartment under a front, and then drilling spy holes in the ceiling to listen to the conversations and goings-on?,” one source said.
Trump Tower, a condo building, doesn’t have the same process of vetting buyers as, say, a persnickety co-op, but the Post notes that the tower’s board could legally stop a sale by exercising a board waiver, which would require the board itself to purchase the condo.
- Apartment directly below Trump’s Midtown pad is for sale [NY Post]
- Listing: 721 Fifth Avenue 64/65AB [Dolly Lenz Real Estate]
- Donald Trump may have exaggerated the size of his Trump Tower penthouse [Curbed]
- All Trump Tower coverage [Curbed]