Let’s try this again.
Hedge fund billionaire Daniel Och, formerly of Och-Ziff but now running Willoughby Capital, has once again listed his penthouse at New York’s 15 Central Park West. In 2019, he wanted $57.5 million for the condo; he’s asking the exact same price now. Deborah Kern of Corcoran is repping the condo, for which maintenance, common charges, and monthly taxes run over $19,500 per month.
In the pinnacle of the swank complex’s Tower section, the penthouse spans 4,739 square feet. It’s currently configured with three bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, but the library, with its ensuite bath, could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom. There are also two large terraces, each over 800 square feet, and exposures in four directions, with spectacular views of Central Park, the downtown skyline and the Hudson River.
Och paid about $22 million for the condo in 2008, when it was new; he bought it as a white box and then had designer Tony Ingrao glam it up. And glam it is. The landing, with custom glass paneling, leads into a gallery and living room, with dramatic lighting and French doors opening to a trio of Juliet balconies facing east onto Central Park. There’s also an open gas fireplace made of hematite and black glass.
The dining room is paneled in sycamore wood that’s been bleached and stained, and even the kitchen has been glitzed up, with a custom chandelier, aluminum cabinetry, glass countertops, and a lighted smoky quartz island. The library, with a full bar, showcases a custom decorative ceiling and walls lined with bleached and stained quilted maple veneers. The room opens to a limestone loggia and terrace with 180-degree views.
Two en-suite guest bedrooms are clustered together in a wing of their own, while the main suite sports French doors that provide stunning view across Central Park, as well as a large dressing room and a bathroom with an elaborate molded glass screen.
Even if the condo sells for its full asking price, it still wouldn’t beat the record for the priciest sale recorded at 15 Central Park West; that honor still goes to former Citigroup CEO and chairman Sanford Weill’s former penthouse, which sold for $88 million back in 2011 to Russian fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Och, who flipped a massive penthouse at 220 Central Park South earlier this year for $190 million, almost twice what he paid two years earlier, has moved with his family for tax purposes to Miami Beach. The Ochs also maintain a house in Aspen and another in the Hamptons, on Southampton’s Tony Meadow Lane.