It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to ask for a $5 million discount — but then again, folks who can afford to pay for something expensive enough to be discounted millions are typically powerful, larger-than-life business moguls. Among their ranks is Wes Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team and a majority share-holder of English Premier League club Aston Villa, who was able to knock $5 million off the listing price of a futuristic Manhattan condo.
The sleek, glassy home, listed for just under $25 million at the time of sale, overlooks the trendy High-Line pedestrian path in Chelsea and sits atop an eye-catching building crafted by the late, award-winning architect Zaha Hadid. In fact, it was one of the last developments to be blessed with her signature chic and curvy aesthetic before she died at 65 in 2016. Despite the oceans of media attention the unconventional building