Aug. 22, 2022
If you’re shopping for a condo with features that are both amazingly bizarre and super-deluxe, make sure to choose one formerly owned by a Saudi prince, because their money-is-no-object lifestyle means they get all the bells and whistles they want, damn the torpedoes.
In the case of this Upper West Side triplex, a combination of six units assembled by Prince Nawaf bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud beginning in 2007, royal creature comforts include a 60-foot living room, a sushi bar in the kitchen, a billiards room, a hair salon, a ventilated room for smoking cigars (or whatever), a city-view lounge with a six-person spa tub, and not just one but three bulletproof panic rooms.
Prince Nawaf originally put the condo, along with a couple of staff apartments, on the market in 2013 for a whopping $75 million. It did not sell, however, until 2018. And even then it sold for a steeply discounted $36 million, $30 million for the penthouse and another $6 million for the staff units. The buyers were Kazakh mining magnate Eduard Ogay and his wife Marina Ogay. Four years later, the Ogays are ready to part with the OTT triplex, listing it at $38 million with Danny Abraham at NestSeekers and Gennady Perepada of One And Only Realty.
With approximately 10,500 square feet, the mansion-sized condo offers views of the Hudson River from almost every window. The apartment’s three and possibly more bedrooms are complemented by four full bathrooms and six powder rooms. Of course, with that amount of square footage, a deft architect and the right amount of money, many other configurations are certainly possible.
The entertaining floor, the middle of the the three floors, opens to a 60-foot-long living room with floor-to-ceiling windows along one gently curved wall and two saltwater aquariums on another. The ballroom-sized space is bookended by a couple of small terraces. This floor also includes a lounge with marble bar, as well as a catering kitchen and a dining room with space to seat sixteen.
Accessed by an oak staircase, the lower floor is designed for hardcore rest and relaxation. A pair of lounges flank an indoor spa tub set next to another wet bar and beyond the fitness room, a massage suite includes a steam room and pedicure station. There’s also a billiards room, a ventilated cigar lounge and a large oak kitchen fitted with Bardiglio Nuvolato marble countertops.
There are two en-suite guest bedrooms on the uppermost floor, along with the sprawling owner’s retreat. In addition to a private sitting room, separate bedroom and ethanol fireplace, the suite includes a lavish bath with two powder rooms, a walk in closet, and something labeled as a “grooming room” on the floor plans included with marketing materials. Two additional river-view apartments for guests or staff, each with two bedrooms and a private terrace, are also for sale separately.
Formerly known as the Heritage at Trump Place—residents voted to drop the former president’s name from the building in 2019 — The Heritage offers 24-hour white-glove services, on-site parking, a 15,000-square-foot fitness center, two pools, and several outdoor spaces.
Lest anyone worry about the Ogays being homeless, don’t! They own another large condo on the Upper West Side, which they recently rented out at $52,000 per month, according to online records, and also have for sale at $15.5 million. They also maintain at least two lavish properties in Los Angeles, an Encino mansion they bought last year for $10.5 million and a $40 million estate in Beverly Hills.
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