British musician Sting just paid $65.7 million for a penthouse at 220 Central Park South, the Billionaire’s Row building in New York City where hedge-funder Ken Griffin closed on a unit earlier this year for a record $238 million, according to property records.
The new building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, has only 116 units. They are selling for between $13 million and $39 million, according to property records.
Sting bought the penthouse under his real name, Gordon M. Sumner, closing on July 16, according to property records. In 2018, he sold his duplex at 15 Central Park West, another Robert A.M. Stern Architects building, for $50 million, according to property records and published reports.
Clad in Alabama Silver Shadow limestone, Mr. Stern’s signature classic pre-war-style building has an 18-story villa and a 79-story tower.
The development, which has expansive views of Central Park, has an off-street motor court shaded by mature trees, private dining rooms and entertainment spaces, an athletic club and a spa.