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Roman Abramovich closes on last megamansion parcel

Billionaire has now spent $80M on three townhouses he plans to raze
July 24, 2015 08:30AM

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich closed on the last of three Upper East Side townhouses he plans to knock down to make way for a megamansion, bringing his total spent so far to $80 million.

Abramovich, who also owns English soccer club Chelsea F.C., closed on 13 East 75th Street last week for $30 million, after having purchased the neighboring 11 East 75th Street for $29.7 million and 15 East 75th Street for $18.3 million, according to the New York Daily News.

The sellers were investor Mark Fife and his wife, Lori.

Last year, Abramovich nearly set a co-op purchase record with a $75 million buy, but the sale did not ultimately go through. [NYDN] — Tess Hofmann