Ken Griffin, the billionaire founder and CEO of hedge fund Citadel LLC, who recently announced plans to relocate your business and his family from Chicago to Miami, has begun to keep his word. On Tuesday night, Griffin listed two full-floor penthouse condominium units he owns at the top of the Park Tower on North Michigan Avenue for $15.75 million and $13.25 million, respectively.
Griffin had not been living in the two Park Tower units recently, although he previously inhabited the top-floor unit. Lately, her legal residence has been a full-floor unit on the 37th floor of the Waldorf Astoria building on the Gold Coast, which she purchased in 2014 for $13.3 million. And at the end of 2017, she paid a total of $58.75 million in four separate transactions for the top four floors of the building at 9 W. Walton Street, though he never finished or moved into those units.
At Park Tower, Griffin paid $6.9 million in 2000 for the entire upper floor level of the 67-story building. He went on to pay $15 million in 2012 for the full-floor unit one level below, on the 66th floor. Then, after he divorced his second wife, Anne Dias Griffin, she transferred her interest in the 67th-floor condo. to her ex-husband for $11.75 million.
Griffin is seeking $15.75 million for the six-bedroom, 9,250-square-foot duplex penthouse on the 67th floor of Park Tower. The unit has seven bathrooms, 14-foot ceilings, custom millwork, a kitchen with a large dining area, and an en-suite master bedroom with his and hers vanities and a huge walk-in closet. The 67th-floor penthouse also has three private outdoor spaces, including a custom hot tub on a terrace, a semi-enclosed balcony, and a 400-square-foot roof terrace with a custom kitchen at the top of the building.
On the 66th floor, Griffin is seeking $13.25 million for the four-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot unit, which has four full baths and two half baths.
Reached by phone Tuesday night, listing agent Susan Miner of Premier Relocation declined to comment on the listings.
Griffin’s $15 million purchase price in 2012 for the 66th-floor unit isn’t the highest-priced sale in the building’s history. Instead, filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, paid $18.75 million in 2015 for the 65th-floor penthouse.
Griffin’s 66th floor penthouse had a property tax bill of $160,733 in fiscal year 2020, while the 67th floor unit had a property tax bill of $166,047 in fiscal year 2020.
Separately, the five-bedroom, 8,400-square-foot full-floor penthouse on the 63rd floor of Park Tower is currently listed for $13.5 million. Its owner, retired Harris Associates president and chief investment officer Robert Levy, first listed that unit on the real estate agent private listing network in October 2021 for $15 million.
Goldsborough is a freelance writer.
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