Remember back in December when Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev bought an $88 million dollar apartment at 15 Central Park West for his daughter? Well, the deal was finalized last week, generating nearly $2.5 million in city and state taxes and a record $3.5 million commission on a residential sale.
Former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill listed the 6,437-square foot apartment, which he paid $43 million for in 2007, back in November for $88 million which he promised would go to charity. A month later, Rybolovlev swooped in and bought the place for his 22-year-old daughter, Ekaterina.
According to Rybolovlev's team, Ekaterina will use the apartment when she visits New York. Many of the features customized for the Weill's, such as a rosewood library and oval bedroom, will remain in tact.
It's yet to be confirmed whether or not Rybolovlev bought an $8.35 million apartment in the same building for Ekaterina's security detail, but when you can blow $100 million like it's nothing, why not?