Giorgio Armani Drops $17.5M on a Storied Central Park West Penthouse

When a residence has had multiple famous owners over the years, there must be some hidden magic there that makes it stand out. This historic Central Park West penthouse is one such property and just changed hands from T-Mobile CEO John Legere to fashion icon Giorgio Armani. On top of that, it is also rumored to have once been home to William Randolph Hearst. In an off-market deal confirmed by property records, the luxury designer dropped $17.5 million to become the next to add to the storied home’s legacy.

Always figuring out how to reimagine fashion and expand his work, it’s no surprise Armani takes the same approach when it comes to properties. The designer’s newly acquired unit neighbors one he already owned, giving him the entire floor and the chance to combine both penthouse units at 91 Central Park West.

Armani’s new abode is full of character and charm. With stained glass windows, dark wood ceilings, and unique wood carving details, it would make a dramatic setting for a fashion show. The 3,000-square-feet of interiors and 1,700-square-feet of terraces gives plenty of room for a runway, too. Besides offering grand spaces for entertaining and Central Park views, the splendid home holds a spacious four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Compass agents Heather McDonough Domi and Henry Hershkowitz were the last listing agents when Legere was previously seeking a sale in 2018. Both agents declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal first reported the apartment sold to Armani.