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Da Vinci Code Co-op

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A private equity-enmeshed paterfamilias and his ex-Bear Sterns wife bought a pre-war Fifth Avenue co-op for $8.5 million, except they didn't want a traditional pre-war Fifth Avenue co-op. So they hired a young architectural designer named Eric Clough to do things like move the front door and eliminate the grand entrance hall. But it didn't stop there. A year-and-a-half later, the apartment conceals all sorts of secret messages, games, codes and gizmos?a "maze of systems and contraptions" that act as a scavenger hunt and comes with its own book. And thus concludes today's edition of Rich People Who Have Too Much Time and Money. [NYT]