Investor J. Christopher Flowers paid a record-breaking $53 million for the Harkness Mansion at 4 East 75th Street, then he put another few million into fixing it up. But potential buyers are reportedly only offering him $40 million to $45 million for the 50-foot-wide home. What's a guy to do? Boost the curb appeal! A tipster tells us the Harkness, currently hidden behind scaffolding, is getting its landmarked limestone cleaned to make the property shine once again. What's a few more bucks, right?
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