Attack of the Viking: Icelandic Billionaire Buys in Gramercy

If you’re in the market for a $10 million Ian Schrager apartment, you’ll be sad to know that Icelandic billionaire Jon Asgeir Johannesson has snatched up the second-to-top floor at the Gramercy Park Hotel. (Click on the floorplan above to enlarge.)

According to the GPH Web site, the floor-through apartment has 2,988 square feet (there are also 738 feet outdoors). The library/bedroom and dining room both face the park–and there’s a wood-burning fireplace in the former so that Mr. Johannesson can laughingly incinerate his extra cash.

He made that cash as a European supermarket-and-retail tycoon, but he may lose some of it to some big scandals: Click here for more.

This summer, a Wall Street Journal profile mentioned that he’d bought an apartment in the neighborhood, but didn’t mention the price. According to city records, he paid the round sum of $10,360,693.75, closing earlier this month.

Max Abelson