So what does $26 million buy on the Upper East Side these days? A turn-of-the-century townhouse, for one, but history is so boring! For something fresh, there's this 49th-floor condo in the Bristol Plaza at 200 East 65th Street. The tower was built in 1987, but the 6,000-square-foot, 11-room apartment recently underwent a two-year, $12 million renovation, turning it into "the most phenomenal residence that we have seen in New York today." If that brokerbabble sounds like it was written by a kvelling mother, that's because it was! The place belongs to real estate investor Eric Hadar, no stranger to scandal as The Real Deal notes, whose mother has the listing. So where did the $12 million go? The movie theater, "security closet" and room-dividing saltwater aquarium are good places to start.
· Listing: 200 East 66th Street [BHS]
· Real estate exec lists condo for $26.3M [Real Deal]