A Saudi prince has sold off a lavish Manhattan triplex, boasting a jellyfish tank and panic room, at a Trump-branded building for $36 million.
Prince Nawaf bin Sultan Abdulaziz Al-Saud closed on the six-unit apartment in Lincoln Square that he combined into an oasis of over-the-top amenities—including a rain fountain that doubles as a hot tub—at the end of January, according to records filed with the city on Friday.
The buyer is listed in records only as a shell company named after the home’s address. They purchased the main 10,500-square-foot home at The Heritage at Trump Place for $30 million, as well as two units for the Saudi prince’s staff on the sixth floor for another $6 million, according to property records.
The home has taken nearly six years, multiple listing agents and many million-dollar price cuts to sell. The massive spread first hit the market for $75 million in 2013, but got a hefty discount a few years later when it was re-listed for $48.5 million. The final listing agents to clinch the deal were Elizabeth Mercedes Berk and Noel Berk of Engel & Volkers New York Real Estate.
The brokers did not immediately return a request for comment.
Prince Nawaf, who is one of the late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz’s 32 children, bought the first of eight units at the building on Riverside Boulevard for $1.65 million in 2007. He proceeded to gobble up seven more units over the next three years, spending around $25 million in total.
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While Prince Nawaf shielded his identity behind an LLC, a lawsuit over one of his purchases in 2007 identified him by name.
He combined six of the eight units into a palatial triplex. The home has a restaurant-style kitchen with its own sushi bar, a relaxation room, three private terraces and a fitness center.
He also installed less common amenities, such as bulletproof panic rooms and a saltwater fish tank.
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