Are you in the market for a new place to live? We've got quite the deal for you: private-equity kingpin J. Christopher Flowers is trying to sell his townhouse at 4 East 75th Street near Fifth Avenue. And though it was the most expensive residential property ever sold in NYC when Flowers bought it in 2006 for $53 million, Flowers has put the 114-year-old mansion on the market for the bargain basement price of $50 million!
But wait, because it's truly your lucky day: brokers say buyer interest has been more in the range of $40 million to $45 million, and it isn't going up anytime soon. That makes a steal look like petty larceny! The townhouse stretches 50 feet across, has more than 20,000 square feet, and takes its name from the family of Stephen Harkness, who was a silent partner of oil titan John D. Rockefeller. Flowers has never lived in the mansion, and is reportedly selling it now because he is separated from his wife. So as an added bonus, you won't have to worry about bedbugs or rich person's germs...only the sweet lemony scent of neglect and sadness.