Upper East Side Home Is A Cross Between The Playboy Mansion And A Russian Mobster’s Place—And It’s For Sale

In other words: what are you waiting for? Make an offer today.
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Perfectly understated.

Hundred-million aeries over Central Park not your thing? Gilded Age-chic just not to your taste? Not sure what you’d do with three panic rooms?

No, not for you. You’re looking for something a little more, shall we say, Louis XIV. (We won’t insult you by suggesting you take this P.O.S. off Steve Cohen’s hand.) And you’ve been kicking yourself ever since the Falcones snaked the Guccione manse out from under you. Well, if you’ve got $84.5 million, you’re in luck, as an exquisite, uh, Czarist Liberace-style place on East 62nd Street has just come on the market with all of the little touches you’d expect.

In the dining room, the handmade marquetry floors were inspired by a palace in St. Petersburg, in a nod to the Russian roots of Mr. Rubenstein’s wife, Inga. The top level has a billiards room with walls upholstered in red Hermès leather, a media room, a bar and a smoking room equipped with a ventilation system. The master suite has his-and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms. Ms. Rubenstein also has a mirrored boudoir with a fireplace and deep-soaking tub, and her dressing room has temperature-controlled storage for furs. On the lower level, there’s a wine cellar, a gym and a spa area with a massage room, sauna and plunge pool.

Real-Estate Developer Keith Rubenstein’s Manhattan Mansion Seeks $84.5 Million [WSJ]

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