Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of Citadel, has closed on his penthouse at 220 Central Park South for $238 million. The deal represents the most expensive home ever sold in the United States and follows just days after his purchase of 3 Carlton Gardens in London for $122 million. Griffin also has purchased the most expensive homes in Chicago and Miami in addition to having spent over $200 million on land in Palm Beach where he plans to build another home.
The penthouse at 220 Central Park South, which has views of Central Park, is being delivered unfinished so Griffin will need to customize, design, build-out and furnish the residence will push the total even higher. The penthouse spans 4 full floors and over 24,000 SF. The Alexander Team at Douglas Elliman represented Griffin in the sale and Deborah Kern of the Corcoran Group represented Steven Roth's Vornado Realty Trust, who developed the limestone encased supertall building which was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.