Luxury Homes

Report names buyer of Millennium Tower penthouse

The penthouse sold slightly below the asking price, according to reports. David L Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2016

Back in February, the coveted Millennium Tower penthouse went under agreement, but few details about the sale were released. The 13,000-square-foot condo on the 60th floor of the Downtown Crossing building was listed for $37.5 million, making it presumably the largest sale in the city’s history, though we didn’t know the exact price or who bought it.

Now, Boston Business Journal, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal, reports the buyer is billionaire John Grayken and that he bought the penthouse for around $33 million.

From BBJ:

“Grayken, who was raised in Cohasset and now claims Irish citizenship, founded Dallas-based private equity firm Lone Star Funds in 1995. The firm, which does not have an office in Boston, says it has organized 16 private-equity funds with aggregate capital commitments of more than $65 billion since its founding.”

It seems that a company Grayken manages also owns an island off the coast of Cohasset.

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See renderings of the Millennium Tower, including the penthouse unit:

Peeking Inside Boston’s Millennium Tower

Something big is coming to Downtown Crossing. Millennium Tower, a 60-story $680 million building, is currently under construction on the site of the former Fileneu2019s store at 1 Franklin Street and is slated to open in 2016. When the toweru2019s 442 luxury residences are ready to be occupied, their prices will vary between $850,000 and $37.5 million. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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Millennium Tower will offer 360 degree views of Boston from its top-floor residence. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The penthouse will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree views. All residences will feature a bespoke kitchen concept by German design studio Poggenpohl. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The 13,000 square-foot penthouse unit is listed for $37.5 million, placing it among the most expensive properties in Massachusetts. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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Millennium Tower will offer a total of 442 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units once completed. Properties range in size from 759 square feet to just under 13,000 square feet. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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Even children will get a birdu2019s-eye view of the city from the toweru2019s incredible heights. The Kidsu2019 Room is a shared amenity located within The Club, a full-service facility for owners. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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Grand Residences on floors 46 to 55 will feature freestanding tubs and honed white marble on the bathroom and shower floors. The floors are also heated. Configurations vary from floor to floor and not every bathroom features a window. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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Once the Millennium Tower Boston is officially open for business, the property will feature 24-hour concierge, valet services, and high-speed elevators. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners / Rendering by Steelblue

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Millennium Tower is also offering residents an engaging social calendar called u201cLa Vieu2019u2019 that offers to help residents connect with Bostonu2019s food, travel, and artistic offerings. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The building will u201cshowcase a bold new way of living by merging contemporary design with unsurpassed amenities,u2019u2019 according to material released by Millennium Tower. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The tower will house a two-level entertainment facility called the Club, a 23,000 square foot area for socializing, entertaining, and meetings. The Club will also host Mina at the Tower, an exclusive dining facility for residents and their guests feature food from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The Club will include a parlor, a library, and a fireplace. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The Club will also feature a private screening room for residents. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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A full-service lounge will be another amenity that Millennium Tower residents can enjoy. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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In addition to a prime downtown location, the property offers lots of entertainment options including a billiards room. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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FLX by Millennium, the luxurious fitness center, will also be available to residents. The health center will offer a gym, nutrition services, and an indoor lap pool. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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The toweru2019s dramatic glass effect was designed by Blake Middleton of Handel Architects. (Rendering by Steelblue) Courtesy of Millennium Partners

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