Talk about music to Robert A.M. Stern’s ears: British rocker Sting and wife Trudie Styler plan to trade in their Stern-designed pad at 15 Central Park West for another Stern-designed spread at 220 Central Park South.
The couple is currently eyeing a triplex at Vornado Realty Trust’s luxury limestone tower, according to the New York Post. Once the deal is final, they plan to list their 16th-floor condominium unit at 15 Central Park West for around $55 million.
The two buildings are limestone “cousins,” the famed architect has said, with matching motor courts, two towers, private dining rooms and a slew of other luxurious amenities.
Sting and Trudie bought their pad at Zeckendorf Development’s 15 Central Park West for $26.5 million in 2008. Before that, they lived at 88 Central Park West in a condo they ultimately sold for $19 million in 2010.
In recent months, Vornado has refused to update investors on sales at 220 Central Park South. But REIT chief Steve Roth has taken a personal interest in vetting buyers. This reportedly includes hedge funder Ken Griffin, the buyer of a $200 million pad. The building also has a $250 million spread on the market, as The Real Deal previously reported. [NYP] — E.B. Solomont