Russian Billionaire Playboy Roman Abramovich Just Bought this $75 M %th Ave Mansion.
He owns the world’s largest yacht, Chelsea soccer team, a string of homes in London, Paris and St Barts, and now Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has a New York mansion.
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (born 24 October 1966) is a Russian business tycoon and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. He is known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team.
Abramovich, with an estimated fortune of U.S.$14.6 billion, is currently the 5th richest person in Russia and the 50th richest person in the world, according to the 2012 Forbes list. RussianCapitalists.com states Abramovich’s estimated worth at $13.4 billion.
Ornate: The Fifth Avenue building is based on an Italian Renaissance design Exclusive: The Fifth Avenue home was built for a coal tycoon in the 1890s
Roman Abramovich, who is worth $10.2 billion, will share the eight-bedroom home with Dasha Zhukova, the mother of his two youngest children.
Moving in: Billionaire Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova are buying a Fifth Avenue home
Prime position: The Fifth Avenue property overlooks Central Park
He set a new record for the highest amount ever paid for a co-op in the city, when he sealed the multi-million-dollar property deal, according to the New York Post.
Finished in 1896, the luxurious Fifth Avenue building was once described as ‘about as close to Versailles as residential New York has to offer’.
The building, designed in the Italian Renaissance style and built for a coal baron called Joseph Berwind, overlooks Central Park zoo and has a full-time doorman, according to Street Easy.
Abramovich’s latest home includes a penthouse, triplex and maisonette in the decadent building which is made up of five apartments.
Exclusive: The Fifth Avenue home was built for a coal tycoon in the 1890s
The sellers had been trying to buy up all the apartments to restore the mansion to a single, luxurious home, but tower builder Howard Ronson died before achieving his dream.
He may not have the whole building, but Abramovich will have a 15,080 sq ft home complete with wine cellar, ballroom, ten bathrooms and roof top terrace with views over the park.
‘Part of it is buying a dream of eventually owning one of the greatest pieces of real estate of New York, a mansion on Fifth Avenue directly across from one of the better parts of Central Park,’ Pam Liebman, president of Corcoran Group.