The Real Deal New York

These are NYC’s most expensive homes — by price per square foot

15 CPW landed on the list three times
By Demi Guo and Kerry Barger | March 21, 2018 02:00PM

Clockwise from top left: The Sherry Netherland, 432 Park Avenue, 15 Central Park and One57

Last week, The Real Deal broke the news that the Crown Building’s five-story penthouse went into contract for an eye-popping $180 million. If the deal happens to close at that price, not only would take the cake as New York’s priciest-ever condo sale — it would also set a record on a per-foot basis.

To get a sense at how the penthouse could match up against current record-holders, TRD looked at the top 10 most expensive condo sales based on price per square foot, according to Miller Samuel.

15 Central Park West

1) 15 Central Park West | PH20
Price per square foot: $13,049
Total square footage: 6,744
Price: $88 million
Closed: Feb. 15, 2012

Fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev plunked down $88 million for former Citigroup chair Sandy Weill’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West, which, at the time, set the record for the priciest condo sale in New York City history.

960 Fifth Avenue PHB

2) 960 Fifth Avenue | PHB
Price per square foot: $12,727
Total square footage: 5,500
Price: $70 million
Closed: May 30, 2014

The building, which has a history of well-heeled residents, stands between Central Park and the Upper East Side. PHB sold to Sherine S. Magar and Nassef Sawiris, the latter of whom is one of Egypt’s top billionaires.

834 Fifth Avenue, 11/12A

3) 834 Fifth Avenue | 11/12A
Price by square foot: $11,567
Total square footage: 6,700
Price: $77.5 million
Closed: March 16, 2015

Leonard Blatvanik, the Ukranian-born billionaire who reportedly shelled out $90 million for this Upper East Side townhouse, forked over more than $77 million for a unit at the tony co-op. At the time, it set a record as the most expensive co-op to sell in New York.

432 Park Avenue PH96

4) 432 Park Avenue | PH96
Price per square foot: $10,619
Total square footage: 8,255
Price: $87,660,898
Closed: Sept. 9, 2016

And to think this isn’t even the priciest deal at 432 Park Avenue, which goes to a trio of units that were picked up by an unnamed Chinese buyer for $91.1 million last December. This particular pad was snatched up by Saudi billionaire Fawaz Al Hokair in September 2016.

781 Fifth Avenue, 1801

5) 781 Fifth Avenue | # 1801
Price per square foot: $10,465
Total square footage: 6,450
Price: $67.5 million
Closed: March 6, 2015

Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui bought the penthouse at the Sherry Netherland in March 2015. The fugitive real estate mogul, who accused the Chinese government and business figures of corruption via social media, has been living there in self-imposed exile.

944 Fifth Avenue

6) 944 Fifth Avenue | 11th floor
Price by square foot: $10,000
Total square footage: 5,000
Price: $50 million
Date: Dec. 17, 2017

Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt bought the unit in the white-glove building back in 2012. The 5,000-square-foot co-op has 70 feet of frontage on Central Park.

15 Central Park West

7) 15 Central Park West | 41B
Price per square foot: $9,940
Total square footage: 4,024
Price: $40 million
Closed: Dec. 12, 2010

The unit is one of three 15 CPW units to land on TRD’s list of the most expensive homes based on price per square foot. The apartment, which spans 4,000 square feet, includes three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

15 Central Park West

8) 15 Central Park West | PH40B
Price per square foot: $9,581
Total square footage: 5,276
Price: $50.5 million
Closed: May 15, 2017

Last year, an unnamed Chinese buyer shelled out $50 million for the 15 Central Park West penthouse of Bob Diamond, the former CEO of Barclays. The 5,278-square-foot condo has four bedrooms, a 34-foot entry gallery, library and eat-in kitchen.

One57

9) 157 West 57th Street | 89/90 (#90) PH
Price per square foot: $9,198
Total square footage: 10,923
Price: $100.5 million
Closed: December 2014

Michael Dell, CEO and founder of Dell Technologies, closed the deal two years after the sale was announced in 2012. It was the first property in the city to break $100 million.

(Credit: Streeteasy)

10) 432 Park Avenue | PH82
Price per square foot: $8,987
Square feet: 6,240
Price: $56.1 million
Closed: October 2014

An unnamed buyer purchased the property through Douglas Elliman.