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British luxury property moguls Christian and Nick Candy—the duo behind London's wildly expensive One Hyde Park—are taking their billionaire-pleasing show across the pond, attempting to work their brand of money-making magic on this penthouse atop Manhattan's Plaza Hotel. The brothers snapped up the 6,300-square-foot space for $25.9M, after a pre-sale buyer sued the developer to get out of his $53.5M contract, claiming that the unit was more of an "attic" than the "light and airy expanse" he was promised. Now that the Candys have outfitted the place in their usual glossy style, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion in the sky is listed for $59M.

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? With their foray abroad still awaiting buyer validation, the Candy brothers have been thriving in their native U.K., both developing their own properties and outfitting trophy units for other developers. This garden-floor apartment at 50 Cadogan Square has just two bedrooms, but is asking a whopping $11.8M. Buyers who see past the glitzy decor might be turned off by the fact that this is a leasehold property, but the lease doesn't expire until 2113. The 1,500-square-foot flat overlooks a residents-only garden, similar to NYC's Gramercy Park.

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? The brothers seem to have an affinity for park-view residences, as this sprawling penthouse on London's Connaught Place can attest, peering over a row of shorter buildings and into Hyde Park. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom unit, listed for $29.4M, measures more than 6,200 square feet and features odd extravagances like a shiny gold sculpture of a penguin. The roofdeck is the main attraction, with the park views and a private plunge pool.

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? Another Candy penthouse, another world-class view. This six-bedroom unit sits next door to the famous Ritz Hotel and features just as much luxury, if a slightly more nouveau version. 8,900 square feet in one of London's premier neighborhoods don't come cheap—even without the glossy black desks, giant inset flatscreen TVs, and dramatic central staircase—but the Candys won't reveal the sky-high price to just anyone. The eventual buyer will get the benefit of hotel-style services, but will still have to contend with living above a restaurant, albeit the high-class Wolseley.

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? If the Candy brothers go crazy when given a paltry urban flat to work with, they went absolutely nuts with this stately country mansion. Known as Windsor Park Hall, the 29,000-square-foot manor and its seven acre lot are listed as Price Upon Application, suggesting that this is another absurdly expensive Candy product. It is stuffed with features, like a pair of bowling alleys, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a staff cottage, a helipad, and an "indoor leisure complex," whatever that is. The eight-bedroom spread lies 23 miles from London in the bucolic countryside of Surrey.

· Candy & Candy [official site]
· 10 Absurd Tales from Vanity Fair's One Hyde Park Exposé [Curbed National]
· Controversial Plaza 'Attic' Back on the Market for $59 Million [Curbed NY]
· Cadogan Square [Zoopla]
· Connaught Place [Zoopla]
· Arlington Street [Zoopla]
· Windsor Park Hall [Zoopla]