15 CPW Notches First Official Sale

The first sale at Fifteen Central Park West is official.

Unit 7C has closed for $9.67 million, according to city records. The buyer, listed as Carolina Real Property LLC, took its time closing. The deal went to contract back in September 2005 and did not close until just a few weeks ago. The true identity of the buyer could not immediately be determined, but we’re guessing it may be NASCAR star Jeff Gordon, who has lived in North Carolina and who is known to have been an early buyer at the condo.

Fifteen Central Park West is one of the most anticipated new developments in recent city history. Developed by Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf, the two-tower spread with 201 condos should record nearly $2 billion in sales when all is said and done.

Over the past two years, several notables besides Mr. Gordon have gone to contract for the spreads that average over $3,000 a square foot, including hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, who went to contract on a penthouse in November 2005 for a then-record $45 million. Other buyers in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed condo include musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, sportscaster Bob Costas, director Norman Lear, and actor Denzel Washington.