The former Citigroup chairman bought the property next to his house in Greenwich hoping it’d become “a family compound,” and while his son Marc built a house on it and lived there for four years, in 2008 he sold it back to dad and split for NYC. So! What do you get for $14 million asking price? 16,460 square feet, views of Long Island Sound, a home theater, and a koi pond, yes, but also, and much more importantly: the opportunity to have Sandy Weill knock on your door and ask to borrow a cup of sugar, as he’ll be your neighbor. And according to Papa Weill, the house on the market practically dwarfs his own, which is something of a hovel in comparison. Read more »
I will sell this house today
When Sandy Weill sold his penthouse at 15 Central Park West for $88 million — the most expensive home in city history for more than twice what he had previously paid — it made headlines around the world. But now, The News’ Matt Chaban has learned, Weill is quietly trying for an even bigger flip, selling his former maids quarters in the platinum-plated building for six times what he paid. Unit 6H, facing out on busy Broadway, came on the market for $6.25 million in the middle of January, but Weill cut the price to $5.65 million two weeks later. That’s still a lot more coin than the $980,000 he paid for the 1,079-square-foot unit in October 2007. It’s also twice what an identical unit two floors up sold for last May. [NYDN via BI]
I will sell this house today
Want to make a difference in the life of an economically disadvantaged ex-bank chief? As some of you may recall, the collapse of Bear Stearns in March 2008 made a serious dent in former Chairman and CEO Jimmy Cayne’s net worth, shrinking $1 billion and leaving him with a net worth of mere millions. For a boy who was once in a position to buy anything his heart desired (90210 Kush, Grand Daddy Purple, Blueberry YumYum, Alaskan Thunderfuck, Lavender Hash, Northern Lights #5), it’s meant a seismic change in Cayne’s lifestyle. For example, JC can no longer justify the cost of the 10-week sleepaway bridge camp he’s attended every summer for the last 18 years. That’s where you come in. Read more »
* Learn to pretend to trade where Shia LaBeouf hath learned to pretend to trade!
* Threaten to run over a broker “in the street” where Tommy Belesis hath threatened to run over a broker “in the street”!
That’s right, decision makers of the household: the 23rd floor of 14 Wall Street, a space with a whole lotta history, could be yours. Read more »
It may not be your dream apartment but it does have some nice qualities, like 5,700 square feet and a rooftop basketball court. The younger Soros is asking for $12 million; make him an offer today before it’s promised to someone else. [Curbed via BI]
As you all well know, Steve Cohen has been on a bit of a shopping spree lately. And while the SAC Capital founder is a fairly wealthy man and can buy most if not all of what his heart desires, it never hurts to have a little extra cash on hand (one never knows when an impulse purchase will present itself). That’s where you come in. Read more »