Rockefeller heir scoops up $15M co-op combo

July 02, 2013 06:00PM

Theodore Spencer, grandson of John D. Rockefeller III, has snagged a combination co-op in Greenwich Village for $15 million, the New York Observer reported. The home is located on the 12th floor of 40 Fifth Avenue, and appears to have broken a price record for the building.

The home was not publicly listed. Without listing data, the Observer said the acquisition appears to include a combination of a three-bedroom classic seven and a two-bedroom apartment.

In addition, the transaction appears to have topped the last record-setting purchase at the building, which was set in 2009 when Chipotle founder Steve Ells bought a four-bedroom penthouse for $11 million, the Observer said, citing StreetEasy data.

Spencer works at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate Center. He bought the home along with Tracy Spencer, his wife.

Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, was the seller. [NYO] —Zachary Kussin