Four-storey flat breaks world record


 Mansion in the sky ‘quadplex’ overlooking Central Park comes with a $340m price tag

By Jamie Thomson

A massive four-floor “quadplex” overlooking New York’s Central Park is set to become the world’s most expensive apartment with an eye-watering price tag of A$340m (US $250m).

The massive condominium at 220 Central Park South will be created by converting four existing apartments in the iconic Manhattan skyscraper, and will dominate the 50th to 53rd floors, with a combined floor space of 2,150 square meters.

super condo cropIt’s not known who is forking out a quarter of a billion dollars for their pied a terre but New York real estate website The Real Deal reported last year that a Qatari buyer has been looking to combine multiple apartments into a single, $350m spread.

According to blueprints filed with the New York Attorney General by developers Vornado Realty, the “mansion in the sky” will boast a library, a two-storey living room with mezzanine, 16 bedrooms and a media room, presumably to field questions from inquisitive journalists about what all those bedrooms are for.

If and when the sale goes through, the quadplex will knock One Hyde Park, the $300m London crash pad bought by Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov in 2011, off the top spot of the world’s most expensive apartments.

What do you get for $340m?  Click on the floor plans below to zoom in.

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