My, oh my.
Whatever happened to the redneck days of NASCAR when guys dipped Skoal, listened to Hank Jr., changed their own oil and owned nice tri-level homes on 50 acres of beautiful North Carolina land? Now comes word the NASCAR pretty boy Jeff Gordon is selling his New York City condo, with magnificent views of Central Park, for only $30 million.
And NASCAR wonders why its races are filled with large swaths of empty seats. Guess what happens when NASCAR fans don’t relate to drivers, have a hard time paying their mortgage and can’t gas up the RV? They stay at home on Sunday and watch the race on Fox. How wealthy is Gordon? In his 2003 divorce from his ex-wife, Brooke, he gave her the proceeds – $15.3 million - from the sale of two houses, including one that was 23,000 sq. ft.
Anyway, Gordon is selling his elitist condo. It’s beautiful.
Here’s how the Realtor describes the pad:
This architect-designed three-bedroom three-and-a-half bath residence in the exclusive House section of 15 Central Park West, Manhattan’s most coveted condominium, is the pinnacle of luxury.
A painstaking, no-expense-spared renovation has ensured that every detail of this 3,454-square-foot home exudes modern elegance and comfort – from the rift-cut oak millwork to the fully-integrated Crestron system that controls all lighting, window shades and audio/visual components.
With its gracious layout, spectacular Central Park and city views, and top-of-the-line appointments, this unique turn-key residence instantly impresses with its welcoming entry foyer graced by 6″ Santos Mahogany floors with solid brass in-laid edging.
Good luck relating to that, race fan.
Real highlights of Jeff Gordon’s NYC redneck condo:
• 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
• 3,400 sq. ft.
• Steps from Whole Foods at Columbus Circle
• Lovely walk down Central Park South from the Apple Store at 59th & 5th
Mortgage: Don’t bother worrying about it.