Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is offloading two units at New York‘s One Maddison condo tower for USD$78 million (AUD$104 million). The first listing is a USD$62 million triplex penthouse measuring a massive 7,000 square feet and ranges across the 58th, 59th 60th floors of the tower. One floor below, Murdoch is listing a smaller apartment for a relatively less hefty USD$16 million. Located in the Flatiron District overlooking Madison Square Park, both of these ridiculous celebrity homes offer incredible views of the Big Apples’ greatest landmarks.
Murdoch bought both apartments for USD57.9 million in 2014, reports show. Listing agent Deborah Grubman told WSJ he lived on the 57th-floor unit – a 3-bedroom with roughly 3,300 square feet – while his triplex was under construction and, upon moving into the penthouse, would use the smaller apartment for guests and staff. If the new buyer were interested in purchasing both, combining the two apartments is available through building approval.
The triplex houses five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning 360-degree views of the Hudson and East Rivers, Empire State Building and the World Trade Centre. “You see every iconic building practically, and on a clear day, you can see the ocean,” Ms Grubman told The Wall Street Journal. Other highlights include the great room with 20-foot plus ceilings and a 586 square-foot wraparound terrace.
While slightly smaller, the #57A residence below the penthouse is equally luxurious. Asking for $16 million, it still comes with a windowed private elevator that takes you directly to the home, an en-suite marble bathroom and an open chef’s kitchen and dining area.
New owners will have access to all of One Madison’s swanky amenities. These include an around the clock doorman and concierge service, membership to One Club, a private residents club with an indoor pool, glass-enclosed steam room and gym, and a screening room, parlour, and lounge.
In 2015, Murdoch attempted to sell the penthouse for $72 million without success. With a reduced list price and the New Yorks’s luxury housing market back in full swing, Murdoch believes now is an excellent time to sell both pads. “There continues to be strong demand,” Grubman told WSJ. “He thinks it is a good market.” For more details on both units, head over to Deborah Grubman’s profile on the Corcoran website.