Jeff Bezos owns the penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue in FlatIron. The four units on the top four floors cost the billionaire a total of $96 million. Building permits were filed on Bezos’s behalf to combine the units and create a massive dream condo spread spanning more than 23,000 square feet.
- Dig Deeper: The luxury condo offers a 5,000-square-foot terrace for a pool, and a smaller roof terrace with views of the Empire State Building and World Trade Center. The building itself was built in 1913 as an office building before being converted to residential condos by Madison Equities, Thor Equities, and Building and Land Technology in 2014.
- Pricing breakdown for 212 Fifth: Bezos paid around $58 million for the penthouse in 2019, which spans over 10,079 square feet in 2019. He acquired the two adjacent units on the floor below it for about $22 million. Finally, he bought the three-bedroom unit on the 20th floor this past April for $16 million, according to the NYPost.
Bezos also owns three units at The Century, located at 25 Central Park West. He paid $7.65 million for the Lincoln Square apartments spanning a combined 4,400 square feet in October of 1999. In 2012, he paid $5.3 million for an adjacent 1,725-square-foot unit.
Worth Noting: The 33-story condo building was built in 1932, and consists of 422 units. The Century, along with its one-year-older sister building, The Majestic, was among the first residential buildings to use what had been predominantly an office building style of architecture. Both the Century and The Majestic stand 30-stories and their Art Deco motifs stand in contrast to the Beaux-Arts buildings that surround them.
The Century is located between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets. It was constructed in 1931 at a cost of $6.5 million and designed by the firm of Irwin S. Chanin. [MansionGlobal+WSJ+MOMA+NYPost]