Jeff Bezos Purchases Another New York Condo, Approaches $100M In Holdings All In The Same Building


Last summer Jeff Bezos, whom Forbes estimates has a net worth of $143.1 billion, spent approximately $80 million combined on a three-story penthouse and two units directly below at 212 Fifth Ave. Now he’s rounding out his footprint in the building by buying the $16 million unit that is adjacent to the two sub-units, as the New York Post reported. This means he has nearly $100 million invested in the one building and, according to building permits filed on his behalf, plans to invest even more in a major renovation that will combine the units.

This 3,000 square foot condo is a 3-bed, 3.5 bath unit that last sold in 2018 for $11.25 million, according to property records. The entire building was a renovated in 2017 but still keeps some of its industrial feel from when it was built in 1913 with large windows and loft-like ceiling heights. With interiors designed by Pembrooke & Ives, the unit was originally built with 4-inch thick Calacatta marble countertops and Gaggenau appliances in the kitchen and heated floors and Carrara marble walls in the master bathroom. At its last sale the listing states there are $4,759 in monthly fees that cover the concierge, doorman, fitness center, yoga studio and spa, screening room, golf simulator, game room, lounge, children’s playroom and climate-controlled storage for food deliveries.

Bezos already owns one of the largest homes in the D.C. area—the former Textile Museum, which he purchased for $23 million in 2017 and this year he bought the highest-priced home on record in California when he paid a reported $165 million for the Beverly Hills estate owned by media titan David Geffen. This is in addition to a ranch in Texas and an estate in Medina, WA measuring 30,000 acres.

Now with this fourth unit on Fifth Avenue he owns over 20,000 square feet of living space with 360 degrees views that include Madison Square Park, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Here’s a look again at the penthouse renderings from before his purchase.

As the exterior shows, developers added two floors to create 5,000 square feet of outdoor space.

The kitchen, with its 4-inch block of marble countertops.

The main bedroom, one of at least a dozen that the combined units have.

There are two other active listings in the building, which has a total of about 48 units (that is if you count all the ones Bezos bought as separate units). One is a 3-bed, 3-bath unit asking $11.6 million for 3,000 square feet, the other is a 2-bed,2-bath asking $4.8 million for 1,500 square feet. A 3-bed, 3.5-bath unit is also available for rent for $35,000 per month.



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Carmelo Anthony Shows His Artistic Side With $12.85M Condo Now On The Market


The former New York Knick, now demonstrating his artistry on the court for the Portland Trailblazers, has listed his New York condo and a quick look inside shows he has a love for art in his life off the court too. Anthony has listed a full-floor 4,500 square foot condo in the Chelsea Arts District for $12.85 million. The five-bed, four-bath condo combined the two units on the 5th floor, making it the largest unit in the building. It includes an outdoor terrace with views of the tree-filled High Line and, since it is the combination of two units, it comes with two private elevators, two storage units, two living rooms and a layout that separates the bedrooms from the more public living rooms.

Located in a 10-story building designed by Cary Tamarkin the building uses floor-to-ceiling casement windows as a way to let in plenty of light while still providing architectural details while blocking noise from outside. Here is one of the living rooms which shows the 10-foot high ceilings and white oak flooring throughout the unit. The unit remodel preserved large expanses of wall space which provide a place for hanging art, both in direct view of sunlight and hidden away from the rays to protect the artwork.

“Normally the units would be north and south so that’s where you have the uniqueness of the two living rooms,” said listing agent Kevin Mallen with Compass. “A full floor in a building like this is very unique for Chelsea. A lot of the newer construction [units] are right about 4,000 square feet and this adds the additional five hundred.”

A corner living room with operable windows has more of his art collection on display, with statues against the far wall and a table whose base adds a sculptural element to the room. According to the listing agent, many pieces of furniture were custom-made.

The kitchen has matching Calacatta Gold marble countertops and backsplash contrasted with rich walnut cabinetry. The oversize island doubles as a prep area and dining table.

The media room reserves one wall for screens while still having a wall of windows to let in light.

To the right of the screen wall is a recessed climate controlled place for storing wine and other beverages. The industrial nature of the glass walls complements the aesthetics of the building’s design.

The main bedroom has custom wall treatments in the same metallic gray as the ceiling.

And here’s the terrace with views of the High Line.

The building has a doorman, fitness center, bike room, and private courtyard for residents. The unit is listed with Kevin Mallen and Michael Graves of The Michael Graves Team at Compass.



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