According to reports, multimillionaire businessman David Koch and his wife Julia bought a luxurious seven-story house in New York for $ 40 million.
The Republican donor, who became Donald Trump's enemy during the election, bought the property on a whim after seeing it and deciding that he had to have it, "says the New York Post.
Koch and his wife, who are the richest couple in New York with an estimated net worth of $ 50.2 billion, allegedly paid everything in cash.
According to reports, David Koch and his wife Julia bought this seven-story house on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, located just off Park Avenue and two blocks from Central Park.
The property was included in the list for $ 51 million after being developed by real estate mogul Joseph Chetrit, but reportedly sold for $ 40.25 million after Koch agreed to pay in cash.
The property has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, four half bathrooms and plenty of entertainment space, which includes this bar area located on one of its seven floors
On the ground floor there is a chef's kitchen that rests on a glass wall, overlooking the landscaped courtyard
One of the family spaces of the house, located on the ground floor, which also has a marble entrance and a wide staircase
The backyard is lined with limestone and has been landscaped to include several impressive ivy sculptures
Koch and Juila, who met on a blind date and got married in 1996, supposedly fell in love with the property after seeing it and decided that they just had to have it. & # 39;
The house has eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, four half bathrooms and is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, just off Park Avenue and two blocks from Central Park.
On the ground floor there is a marble entrance, a large staircase, a chef's kitchen and a family room. The rear wall is made of glass and overlooks a limestone and landscaped garden at the rear.
The master suite is larger than most New York apartments by itself, covers 1,500 square feet with its own separate living room, fireplace and double bathrooms.
Elsewhere there is a separate service entrance, a security room and a suite for the staff, plus a gym and a rooftop terrace.
The property was developed by real estate mogul Joseph Chetrit, who bought it as part of a package of six semi-detached houses from the 19th century in 2007 for a combined total of 26 million dollars.
Chetrit destroyed the properties and converted them into three double-wide houses. Koch bought the largest of the trio, which had initially been listed for $ 51 million.
Even at a reduced price, the purchase of Koch is one of the most valuable in the New York market this year.
The second property is currently on the market for $ 39 million and the third has not yet been included in the list, which represents a solid investment for Chetrit.
David and Julia met on a blind date, they have been married since 1996 and have three children together.
The house was created by real estate mogul Joseph Chetrit, who knocked down two 19th century properties to make a luxurious double-wide house
The agents initially enlisted the property for $ 51 million, but even at the reduced price of $ 40 million it is one of the most expensive deals made in New York so far this year.
Another of the many entertainment spaces in the house, including a large roof terrace for the summer months
Another view of the first floor kitchen, which is large enough for entertaining. The house also includes accommodation for staff, in case Koch decides to hire a chef
One of the 10 bathrooms in the house. The bathroom located outside the master bedroom is much larger than the one shown here, and has two bathtubs for Koch and his wife to relax.
The grand staircase of the house is one of its most impressive features, but it also has an elevator with access to the seven floors in case the stairs seem too effortless
Koch's new home (far right) is one of the three double-wide properties created by Chetrit that managed to collect the originals for $ 29 million. The second home is now on the market for $ 39 million, while the third has not yet been included