#ApartmentEnvy: One Madison Penthouse

7 years ago
2 minutes
It’s safe to say, when you’re a billionaire you can buy pretty much any home you choose. So it comes as no surprise that Rupert Murdoch, media magnate and chairman of News Corp., owns the penthouse apartment in one of New York City’s most luxurious buildings.
Sitting atop One Madison Park the multi-level penthouse apartment was purchased by Murdoch in July 2014 for a reported US$57.3million (AU$76million). And he’s about to make a tidy profit having recently listed the apartment for US$72million (AU$95.5million).
Located on East 27th Street in the iconic Flatiron District, views don’t come much better than this. And floor-to-ceiling windows means you literally can’t miss them. From dawn till dusk the changing views of Manhattan’s twinkling and bristling landscape from every room in the residence will go some way to helping you forget the huge price tag you paid.
Taking up the top four floors of this sophisticated building the eight bedroom apartment features a spacious double height Great Room, complete with a multi-floor spiral staircase as proof of just how rich you actually are to live there.
Don’t worry about having to make awkward chit chat with the neighbours — your own dual private internal lifts will whisk you up to solitude. And forget about the morning bottleneck, there are eight bathrooms at your disposal.
We’d like to think Rupert remained a true Aussie whilst living here and threw a barbie now and then, making use of the 55sqm balcony terrace that wraps around the apartment.
Designed by Cetra/Rudy Architects, One Madison Park’s modular structure — one of the thinnest in New York — strikes a sleek, contemporary contrast against some of the area’s early twentieth century buildings. But with Manhattan’s reputation for architectural innovation, pretty much anything goes.