Sportscaster Bob Costas is the latest reported buyer in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed, still-under-construction condo complex at 15 Central Park West on Manhattan's Upper West Side, having agreed to pay about $10 million for a three-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot building in the complex, according to the Wall Street Journal.
As we reported on April 8, the two-building, limestone complex, which is among Manhattan's hottest residential projects and which won't be finished until the end of the year, is attracting celebrity buyers aplenty. These include TV legend Norman Lear, who has paid a reported $10 million for a 2,800-square-foot unit, musician Sting and wife Trudie Styler, who will pay around $30 million for a five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot-plus duplex; actor Denzel Washington, who will pay a reported $12 million for a three-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot-plus unit, Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein, who will pay a reported $27 million for a unit; brash hedge-fund manager Daniel Loeb, who reportedly will pay $45 million for a 39th-floor penthouse; and race car driver Jeff Gordon, who reportedly will buy a 3,800-square-foot unit.
Now, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Costas will join that list. The 55-year-old sportscaster currently owns a 61st-floor unit in the south tower of the nearby Time Warner Center, which is a few blocks south. He and his wife purchased that unit in mid-2005 for $5,046,674, according to public records. It's not clear yet whether Costas will sell the Time Warner Center unit.
When all of the celebrity-owned units at 15 Central Park West close, we'll provide exact purchase prices here.
As for Costas, public records show that he owns two other homes: a 4,057-square-foot house in the Bonaventure area of Weston, Fla. that he purchased in 1990, and a 2,647-square-foot condominium unit in the Claytonian condo complex in Clayton, Mo. that he purchased in 2002 for $760,653.