After making the third biggest deal of the last decade with the sale of 15 East 64th Street, flipping the Carhart Mansion penthouse, and picking up a co-op at 810 Fifth Avenue, we weren't sure Warner Music Group CEO and Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. could have his hand in any other Upper East Side real estate transactions. But we clearly underestimated the man. He's about to list his townhouse at 117 East 69th Street for around $28 million, the Journal reports. Bronfman bought the place for $28.5 million in 2008 with a three-year renovation plan in mind, but he decided not to go ahead with it now that he's spending most of his time in London. The listing and photos are not yet online, but some renovation will probably be needed, given the house's former occupants.
Beginning in 1977, the house was home to Muppets creator Jim Henson and his Muppet Workshop, where designers made our fuzzy friends. Henson picked up the house for $600,000, and his estate resold it in 2005 for $12.4 million. So maybe Elmo knows whereof he speaks when it comes to Sesame Street real estate values.
· Kermit and Big Bird Slept Here [WSJ]
· Edgar Bronfman coverage [Curbed]