Qatar royal family buys New York mansion for $41m that will just be used for servant (photos)

12:51 • 10.07.17



Qatar's royal family has reportedly bought their third property in New York that will be used for their loyal servants.


The nation purchased the home from billionaire Andrew Farkas, who is the founder of real estate merchant bank Island Capital Group, the Daily Mail reports, citing Curbed. 


Qatar paid $41 million for the townhouse located at 12 E 73rd Street despite the asking price of $42.5 million when it first hit the market last June 2016.


The sale of the 10,400-square-foot home closed in January of this year.  


'Andrew sold it to Qatar directly, with no broker involved,' a real estate source told PageSix.  


According to local reports, the nation bought the home because it sits adjacent from two other properties that were bought by Qatar. 


“They bought it because it backs directly onto their property at 7-9 East 72nd St,' according to the news site. 

 

“Andrew spent no expense renovating the place, but apparently it will be used for maids' quarters.”


According to Curbed, the home was renovated within the last 10 years by Daniel Romualdez, the interior designer behind Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP's 252 East 57th Street and Robert A.M. Stern’s 70 Vestry.

The palatial turn-of-the-century limestone mansion, which was originally designed by Henry Allan Jacobs, sits on one of Manhattan's most desired townhouse blocks. 


According to Corcoran's website, the home's interior features five stories plus a finished English basement. 


The exterior spaces include a lavish 500sqft south-facing garden, a terrace off the master bedroom and a landscaped roof terrace with a kitchen that is 922sqft with views
of Central Park and the iconic New York skyline.


There are five bedrooms, five luxurious renovated full bathrooms, three powder rooms and nine working fireplaces. 


According to the real estate company, the entertaining rooms all have grand scale and soaring ceilings; and include a living room, formal dining room, bar/club room, library, eat-in kitchen, gym, massage room and playroom. 


The nation's other two townhouses sat next to each other at one point before they were renovated. 


Those properties were purchased by the emir of Qatar, for $26 million in 2002 after the Lycée Français private school moved to a new location, according to Curbed.


The properties underwent construction to be combined into one large mansion, which may be one of the largest in Manhattan.


After the mega-mansion's renovation was completed, the home featured an indoor swimming pool, two floors of bedrooms, a maze of foyers and an 8,500-square-foot roof area.

 

Qatar's royal family has reportedly bought their third property in New York that will be used for their loyal servants

Qatar paid $42.5 million for the lavish townhouse located at 12 E 73rd Street despite the asking price of $42.5 million when it first hit the market last June 2016

'Andrew sold it to Qatar directly, with no broker involved,' a real estate source said. According to local reports, the nation bought the home because it sits adjacent from two other properties that were bought by Qatar

'They bought it because it backs directly onto their property at 7-9 East 72nd St,' according to a source. 'Andrew spent no expense renovating the place, but apparently it will be used for maids' quarters'. The townhouse overlooks parts of Manhattan as it features a comfy roof top 

Billionaire Andrew Farkas purchased the home for $23 million in 2007 and listed it as $42.5 million last year 

The impressive home was renovated within the last 10 years by Daniel Romualdez, the interior designer behind Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP's 252 East 57th Street and Robert A.M. Stern’s 70 Vestry

The sale of the 10,400-square-foot home closed in January of this year in an off-market sale 

The luxurious home features several cozy bedrooms, including this one that comes equipped with a fire place

The exterior spaces include a lavish 500 square foot south-facing garden, a terrace off the master bedroom and a landscaped roof terrace with a kitchen that is 922 gross square feet with views of Central Park and the iconic New York skyline

The interior features five stories plus a finished English basement. The home also boasts 7.5 bathrooms, including this luxurious oval-shaped bathtub

There are five bedrooms, five luxurious renovated full bathrooms, three powder rooms and nine working fireplaces

The spectacular entertaining rooms all have grand scale and soaring ceilings; and include a living room, formal dining room, bar/club room, library, eat-in kitchen, gym, massage room and playroom

In addition there are private staff quarters and a commercial grade catering kitchen. Pictured is the lavish dining room of the home

All mechanical elements of this sophisticated home have been fully modernized including an elevator, a Crestron Total Home Technology system, multi-zone central air conditioning, Lutron lighting system and an automatic watering system for all outdoors spaces





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