It's not totally surprising that real estate scion Robert Durst would pick up a townhouse in Harlem?his past (wife's mysterious disappearance in 1982; an admission of killing a Texas neighbor in 2001) makes any co-op board a near-impossible challenge, and condos haven't exactly welcomed his interest, either. So, some brokers tell the Journal, Durst has bought 218 Lenox Avenue, an 1888 house now configured as three apartments, with a beauty salon on the ground floor. He apparently paid the ask of $1.75 million and talked about keeping the place as an investment or creating a duplex in the building and moving into it himself. Which is more unsettling: the idea of Durst as neighbor or as landlord?
· Listing: 218 Lenox Avenue [Elliman]
· Robert Durst Raises Focus on Harlem [WSJ]
· Robert Durst coverage [Curbed]