The Upper East Side's Rothschild Mansion sent us scrambling for the record books when it sold a few weeks ago after 2,282 days on the market. The Post unmasks the buyer as Leroy Schecter, the 85-year-old steel magnate who is currently seeking $95 million for his 35th-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West. Schecter combined 15 CPW apartments 35A and 35B to create his pad (previously rented to A-Rod), and perhaps the experience gave him a taste for renovation. He'll need it, as the Rothschild Mansion used to belong to a think tank and needs some TLC to be turned into a single-family mansion.
The 33-foot garden is a pretty good selling point?and so is the price. Schecter got the place for $25 million. That was its initial asking price in November 2005, but the price went as high as $33 million in the intervening years.
Here's the floorplan:
· E. Side home a 'steel' [NYP]
· 41 East 70th Street [StreetEasy]
· Rothschild Mansion Sells After 2,282 Days on Market [Curbed]