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Prime Minister of Qatar buys $47million NYC townhouse
Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani buys townhouse from real estate mogul Aby Rosen reportedly for $ 47 million. The powerful Qatari Royal first eyed to purchase two of the co-op apartments belonging to the 907 Fifth Avenue estate of late copper heiress known for her reclusivenessHuguette Clark for $31.5 million, and was rejected by the co-op board. Then, he reportedly checked out Manhattan’s other most expensive listings including Denise Rich’s $65 million penthouse, and the $100 million penthouse at One57,which also fell through over the handling’s of the Sheikh’s entourage, which includes two wives, over dozen children, and security licensed to carry automatic weapons.
Built back in 1922 the 21,000-square-foot mansion located at 22 East 71st Street boasts five floors, a reception hall, and a jacuzzi, according to property listings. The townhouse has a grand marble-arched entryway and curved main staircase. It once housed the 2009 Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Designer Show House.