Roman Abramovich closes on last megamansion parcel
Billionaire has now spent $80M on three townhouses he plans to raze
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