I viewed the penthouse of The Pierre as potential purchaser
representing an unnamed Asian tycoon and
at the time it was on the market for $70 million
USD. The former ballroom of The Pierre is a triplex coop
comprising 16 rooms, 4 terraces and a 2,800-square-foot grand salon, the
former ballroom of the Pierre Roof. Grand! No other
word to describe. And stunning, refined and a world of service.
At the highest end of the global residential real estate
market, trophy properties, like expensive art, rarely bought under duress.
Privacy matters, especially separate entrances in buildings with hotels.
Foreign billionaires expect concierge services night and day, and a long slate
of amenities like gyms, spas and children’s playrooms