Sting drops $65.75M on a 220 Central Park South penthouse

Sting is now a resident of 220 Central Park South, Vornado’s extremely posh and exclusive Upper West Side condo. The Real Deal reports that the British rocker paid $65.75 million for a penthouse within the Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower, with the sale closing in mid-July.

Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, were among the first big names to scout apartments within the Billionaires’ Row tower; rumors of their interest in the building were first reported back in 2016. The apartment they picked up is a 5,800-square-foot three-bedroom with northern and southern exposures, according to a listing via Corcoran, which is handling sales for the project. According to TRD, it’s the top apartment in the “Villa” portion of the development, a smaller building that sits directly in front of the cloud-piercing 950-foot limestone tower.

This isn’t the first time Sting has bought into one of Stern’s odes to limestone: The musician previously occupied a custom-designed penthouse at 15 Central Park West, but sold the apartment for $50 million in 2017.

While nearly $66 million is a huge pile of cash, it’s not enough to top the list of the priciest homes sold in New York City this year. That honor is almost certainly going to Ken Griffin, who purchased a $238 million penthouse—also at 220 Central Park South—earlier this year.

Source: NY Curbed