DIZZYING Joy pad on the block
Ever wanted to help a local gazillionaire make a return on investment that would make even him blush? Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy's paging you.
Located in one of architect Richard Meier's trio of green glass towers that loom like glittery lollipops over the West Side Highway at Perry Street in the far West Village of NYC, Joy's tremendous triplex condo has hit the market just in time for Wall Street bonus season. If Joy picked the joint up in 2002 for $17M, what, then, would you say the current scorching asking price might be? Make that $40M.
The apartment is a massive combination of three full floor-units that have been merged, pushed, stretched, and pulled into an astonishing 11,000-square-foot, five-bedroom minimalist extravaganza. But even more impressive is the dizzying, gravity defying circular floating staircase that links them.
The Meier-designed interior (is there anything he can't do?) includes a double-height ceiling living room, a 54-foot long dining room, a sleek kitchen, recreation room, library and a full floor master suite with two custom fitted closets, an exercise room, and an orgy-size shower.
Bring on the hedge fund honchos.