Steve Wynn All In At The Plaza
This penthouse has been a matter of some dispute. In 2007, the first prospective buyers of the apartment signed a contract to pay $31 million for the penthouse but when they toured the apartment in 2008 they were not pleased and filed court papers suing for their $6.2 million deposit. Court papers from that case disparaged the design of the unit referring to it as a "warren of dimly-lit and cheaply furnished rooms." A state judge dismissed the lawsuit last fall but the deposit is still in escrow pending appeal. "Unsold and unsellable" said a complaint filed in March and yet here we are in July and it is in fact sold. Should the owner, El-Ad Properties, manage to keep the $6.2 million deposit and Wynn's money, it would have pretty close to the amount of the original 2007 deal.
Wynn, who also owns homes in Sun Valley, Idaho and Las Vegas. He previously owned a unit at 820 Fifth Avenue which hit the market last year for $25 million.