New York City’s newest most expensive listings may have a width of 50 feet, ornamented with imported French limestone carvings and 28,000 square feet of space – but it also comes with a dark past.
Convicted sex offender and maligned financier Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion, one of his many homes where pedophiles have long been accused of sexually abusing young girls, stepped into the market on Thursday for $ 88 million .
Equally shocking as his 2019 death, when he committed suicide in his Manhattan prison cell, is the fact that this house – sold for that sky-high asking price – would be the most expensive ever sold. The city can set a record for townhouses. (In 2019, former hedge fund manager Philip Falcon sold his former 67th Street townhouse for $ 77.1 million, which stands as the current record.)
The powerful $ 88 million figure makes this home the city’s most expensive currently for sale, according to the listing, StreetEasy.
This mansion is comprised of many other high-value properties. What are they and what are their histories? Here’s a look at the city’s most expensive apartments and townhomes.
9 e. 71st cent | $ 88 million
Epstein reportedly bought his former home under a leadership of Epstein for a Virgin Islands company in 1998 for $ 20 million from his former friend and mentor, L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner.
The property dates to the 1930s when, according to the listing, Herbert N., the heir to Macy’s. Struss commissioned architect Horace Trumbauer to build it, rebuilt by Adam Modlin.
Apart from a width of 50 feet, this house is more than seven stories high and its depth is more than 100 feet. Inside, the mansion still contains some of Epstein’s furniture – as well as a room with an elaborate video-security system.
The listing does not mention many details of the 40-room interior, but it is where federal agents allegedly found a safe cash, dozens of diamonds and a expired foreign passport that made Epstein’s primary residence in Saudi Arabia Was listed as
The only interior listing image shows a wood-paneled room with a chandelier and furniture that appears to belong to Epstein. Another image depicts a terrace with room for planting and seating overlooking the Frick Museum.
The proceeds of the sale of this mansion will go, in part, to Epstein’s property, which the Wall Street Journal notes has recently established an indemnity fund to get Epstein’s alleged victims’ claims out of court.
12 AD 69th cent. $ 79 million
Epstein’s mansion listing removed the 40-foot-wide Upper East Side mansion of billionaire businessman Vincent Viola from his throne. The owner of the Florida Panthers hockey team, Viola, former president of the New York Mercantile Exchange and first-named President Donald Trump for Secretary of the Army, listed the property in 2013 for an eye-popping $ 114 million. The following year, it reduced its asking price to $ 98 million. From 2018 to 2019, it has asked for $ 88 million and in early 2020, its price decreased to $ 79 million, its current ticket price.
The property was sold in 2017 after a contract with a Chinese buyer to grab it for $ 80 million, but the deal fell through for unclear reasons.
Spread over 20,000 square feet in six levels, amenities include a 40-foot luxurious room with French doors, a formal dining room with space for 50 people, and a full-floor master bedroom suite. Most of all, the house is known for its saltwater swimming pool and a split level movie theater with velvet seating. This is the list of Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens.
25 Columbus Circle # PH80 | $ 75 million
Listed for $ 75 million since July 2019, it belongs to Time Warner Center Penthouse billionaire Stephen Ross, whose respective companies developed this very Columbus Circle address.
Ross, a Michigan native who owns the Miami Dolphins, listed this 8,274-square-foot move to another penthouse at 35 Hudson Yard in one of his developments, you guessed it, West West. Hood Yards Mega Development.
Crafted by designer Tony Ingarao, the home features custom finishes – including stone floors at the entrance to the private lift, two fireplaces in the living room, and a dining room with marble floors. The chef’s kitchen features custom sycamore cabinets and a breakfast area. A library has another chimney, as well as hidden walls. The building’s facilities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, valet parking, a gym and a swimming pool with city views. Corboran Group’s Deborah Grubman, Deborah Kern and David Adler have this list.
12 AD 63rd St. | $ 67 million
Owned by Greenfield Properties II LLC, which purchased a 13,000-square-foot townhouse in 2010 for $ 19.66 million, the spread is now listed at $ 67 million. That’s $ 10 million less than its original $ 77 million asking price in 2015, according to StreetEasy.
Inside, there are seven bedrooms and an internal lift that connects all seven levels to a private roof garden. There is a full-floor master suite with a separate dining area, a fitness center with a 20-ft swimming pool and a recreation suite with a built-in wet bar, with interior design by Thierry W. Despont and architecture by Pierre-Yves Rochon is. Corcoran Group and Douglas Elliman share this listing in a co-exclusive.
15 Central Park West PH18 / 19A | $ 65 million
Want to share an address with Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington? At 15 Central Park West, this corner penthouse hit the market in September 2019 for $ 65 million – and is priced the same.
It is allegedly Dr. Lindsay is owned by Rosenwald, a biopharmaceutical industry investor and entrepreneur who bought the unit in 2008 for about $ 30.55 million, not after the completion of the Robert A. S. Stern-designed building.
With five bedrooms of approximately 6,000 square feet, the duplex features a private lift, a gas chimney and two Central Park-facing terraces – one of which almost completely wraps the 18th floor. The master bedroom includes a parked seating room. For the construction of facilities, there is a private restaurant, a library, a screening room, a business center and a health club. This is the list of Brown Harris Stevens’s Felice Gross and David Cornmeier.