Billionaire ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ producer sells NYC home for $20M

NINETY-two-year-old billionaire apparel mogul turned producer and philanthropist Sidney Kimmel, and his wife Caroline, have found a buyer for their sprawling 27th-floor unit at the landmarked Ritz-Carlton Residences on Central Park South.

The apartment sold for around $20 million — down from its original asking price of $29.5 million last year.

Kimmel bought the unit for $22.34 million in 2001, according to property records.

While the deal will be for less than they had asked, it’s far better than their Malibu estate, which they had bought from Johnny Carson’s widow for $36.5 million in 2007, and listed for $81.5 million. It ultimately sold for $40 million last year.

Sidney and Caroline, who was formerly married to Philadelphia Eagles owner Leonard Tose, are now based in their Beverly Hills mansion — and the couple are busy fulfilling Sidney’s pledge to give away $1 billion before he dies.

Kimmel sold the clothing company he founded, Jones Apparel Group, for $2.2 billion in 2014. He’s also produced high-profile films, from “Crazy Rich Asians” and “9½ Weeks” to “Moneyball” and the “The Kite Runner.”

The landmarked Central Park South building, once known as the St. Moritz Hotel, dates to 1938 and boasts only 11 units. In 2012, disgraced casino mogul Steve Wynn bought the penthouse for a then-record price of $70 million. (He tried to sell it for $150 but there were no takers — it’s still unofficially on the market.)

Kimmel’s full-floor pad, designed by top architect Thierry Despont, has been featured in Architectural Digest. At 6,829 square feet, the two-bedroom, three-full-bath- and three-half-bath unit boasts 1,374 square feet of outdoor space and Central Park views. It opens to a private landing and a foyer with Lalique windows. There’s an antique marble fireplace in the living room, which is connected to a wood-paneled library through a bar.

Other details include French doors that open to a 53-foot terrace overlooking Central Park. The dramatic residence also features a formal dining room and a large eat-in galley kitchen with a second 40-foot terrace for al fresco dining. The master suite is 2,000 square feet — far bigger than the average New York City apartment.

There’s also a gym and powder room overlooking Sixth Avenue. Building amenities include access to the Ritz-Carlton’s gym and La Prairie Spa.

The listing brokers are Douglas Elliman’s Steven Cohen, Timothy Malone and James Lee Wall.

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