Battle of the Tycoons
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
We did not peg Steve Wynn as a man who loves plaid, but apparently the casino magnate has a secret taste for preppy touches. In the most recent issue of Architectural Digest, Mr. Wynn reveals his shockingly restrained renovation of the $70 million Ritz-Carlton duplex he bought in 2012 from Millennium Partners Christopher Jeffries. Gone are the glittering chandeliers and auric window treatments, the brocade sofas and the coffered ceilings of gold. In their place are cream-colored walls and ceilings, rooms decorated with tasteful pops of primary colors and, of course, the aforementioned plaid. In a (few) word(s), a Jonathan Adler store on speed.
It appears that casino kingpin Steve Wynn did indeed buy Christopher Jeffries’ dazzling duplex at 50 Central Park South with more in mind than great closet space and Central Park Views.
It looks like he may be angling for a little resident respect when he vies for one of the state’s new casino licenses. And we thought he was still smarting over the loss of his old place at the Plaza!
The fallout—or is it fall-up?—from Sandy Weill’s $88 million penthouse sale at 15 Central Park West continues to reverberate through the upper echelons of Manhattan real estate. Gary Barnett decided to up the price of his penthouse at One57 into the nine-figure realm, sellers at 15 Central Park West are going gaga with their own homes and now an almost-as-rich-as-Weill’s apartment has come on the market on the south side of the park.