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Mom Buys $6.5m Apartment for 2-Year-Old


If your kid's lucky she has her own room. But if she's really lucky? How about a deluxe apartment in the sky.

In a town with no shortage of over-the-top real estate stories, New York was flabbergasted by a recent purchase of a $6.5 million apartment in Manhattan's luxury building One57. 

The shock is hardly over the price of the apartment, which is in a skyrise that isn't even completed yet, but rather who it's for. 

Sotheby’s senior vice president Kevin Brown recently told China’s CCTV that an anonymous Chinese mother purchased the pricey pad for her toddler

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"And she said, well, her daughter was going to go to Columbia, or NYU, or maybe Harvard, and so she needed to be in the center of the city and that was why she was picking this one particular apartment," Brown was quoted in TIME. "So I said: ‘Oh, how old is your daughter?’ And she said: ‘Well, she’s 2?. And I was just shocked."

He wasn't the only one. The story of the costly crib is making international headlines, sending gossips wild with speculation over who the mystery mom might be. 

One thing is certain, though. The swanky midtown digs are in a 90-story building which was designed by a Pritzker Prize–winning architect and will have a library with a pool table and 7.3-m aquarium, a private concert hall and a “pet washroom.” Plenty of room, no doubt, for a big-girl bed when the time is right.