Jeff Bezos Purchases a Fifth Unit In a Historic New York City Building

Jeff Bezos has purchased another unit in the Flatiron District’s pre-war building at 212 Fifth Avenue. The Amazon founder first purchased space in the building in June of 2019, when he bought three units for a total of $80 million, then spent $16 million on an additional unit in April of 2020, and now has purchased an additional unit for $23 million, according to the New York Post.

The neo-gothic building, which overlooks Madison Square Park, was originally built in 1912 but has since been updated to suit modern life. The building houses a fitness center with an adjoining yoga studio, playroom and game rooms for young residents, a screening room, and a meeting room with a catering kitchen. The units include smart home technology and Gaggenau appliances, along with thoughtful details including custom millwork in the kitchens, hand-dyed sycamore cabinetry, and marble and solid oak flooring. The building’s large windows provide stellar views of Madison Square Park and the World Trade Center further downtown. Bezos’s residency in the building is said to increase the property value, according to the New York Post.

With this purchase, Bezos officially owns five units in the building, including the penthouse, which totals to over 20,000 square feet of space in the building. The multi-billionaire also has property in Washington state, Texas, California, and most notably, the largest home in Washington, D.C. which was formerly a museum, which he’s spent over $12 million on renovating.

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