$55 million 15 CPW spread in negotiation

Also in the Upper West Side building, a $32 million unit hit the market yesterday
By Amy Tennery | November 17, 2010 11:59AM

From left: Igor and Olga Krutoi

A two-unit package at 15 Central Park West with a $55 million asking price has entered negotiations, sources close to the deal say. Although the units have not yet been combined, 35AB would become one of the building’s largest units, spanning 5,600 square feet, according to listing broker Emily Beare, an executive vice president with Core.

The configuration of the two units has made it a particularly attractive listing, Beare said.

“[The seller is] the only owner that has two apartments on [the same] floor where you’re able to do a combination,” Beare said of the listing, which has been on the market since April.

Although Beare said the possibility of selling units 35A and 35B separately exists, the seller would require two simultaneous offers.

The potential buyers, sources say, are Igor Krutoi, a Russian media mogul, and his wife, Olga.

Beare would not comment on the buyers’ or sellers’ identities, but said that the current owner chose to list the units after deciding to move to Florida. This is the first time the units have been available for sale since the current owner, whose identity was not immediately available on city records, purchased them in Spring 2008. Although Beare would not reveal the specific offer on the table, she said it is in excess of $45 million.

This isn’t the only news coming out of 15 Central Park West this week, however. The coveted building saw a $31.5 million unit hit the market yesterday. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 33rd-floor apartment is being listed by Kyle Blackmon of Brown Harris Stevens. Blackmon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.