That sound you hear? Daniel Loeb's ego deflating. The Observer's Max Abelson reports that the Harkness Mansion, the 50-foot-wide century-old townhouse at 4 East 75th Street, has sold for over $46 million, making it the biggest residential sale in the history of Manhattan. As we all know, this bad boy was listed at $55 million, but maybe all those needed renovations knocked some sense into owners Jean Doumanian and Jaqui Safra. The Harkness Mansion also held the record for the biggest residential sale way back in 1987?at $6.9 million. The buyer, for now, is unknown. But if we've learned our lesson from Mr. Loeb and Tamir Samir, these dudes love to talk, so we'll see. Said guru Jonathan Miller of the $2,736/sf price: "That’s a big number, but when you have properties like this, logic doesn’t really pertain." Amen brotha.
· Harkness Mansion Goes to Contract, Breaking Record [Manhattan Transfers]
· Floorplan Porn: Harkness Mansion [Curbed]
· On the Market: $55 Million at 4 East 75th [Curbed]