Rupert Murdoch has been making a fortune on more than just litigation.
The media mogul paid $35.2 million for the Central Park South co-op — nearly 20% more than the asking price, according to public records. The 6,500-square-foot apartment was listed for $30 million in January.
Murdoch signed a contract Unit 27, 150 Central Park South, was purchased in February from the estate of the late hedge fund magnate Julian Robertson Jr., who died in August at age 90. The apartment also once belonged to singer and philanthropist Alice Tully’s extensive art collection, making it suitable for evening parties in a full-floor unit.
Hampshire House has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. The living room features three arched doorways that lead to a terrace overlooking Central Park. The unit also includes a library with fireplace, media room and windowed kitchen with high-end appliances.
Douglas Elliman’s Joanne Douglas listed and Corcoran’s Deborah Grubman represented Murdoch in the deal.
Billionaires’ Row co-op was remodeled in 1949 and offers thoughtful services like doorman, concierge and laundry services. The 37-story building’s amenities also include a health club and daily housekeeping for an additional fee.
Murdoch’s latest real estate moves include taking $2.5 million loss October at one of his Flatiron apartments. The executive chairman of New Corporation sold the smaller of his two units in Related Companies’ One Madison for $12.5 million, $16 million below the asking price.
Murdoch listing Unit 57A in March, as well as his 7,000-square-foot three-story building, was listed at $78 million. Murdoch bought both apartments in 2014 for an estimated $57.9 million. The penthouse at 23 East 22nd Street is still on the market with an asking price of $46 million.