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'Dental Death Doctor's' UWS Townhouse Now $3M Cheaper

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In 2001, Dr. Richard Kaul was dubbed the "Dental Death Doctor" by the BBC after he accidentally killed a patient in England during a routine dental procedure. He fled to the states, where he was cleared by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, founded the New Jersey Spine and Rehabilitation Center, and began to perform spinal surgeries despite lacking the proper training to perform spinal surgeries. That didn't go so well. The upshot of all of this: he would really, really like it if somebody would buy his 7,320-square-foot Upper West Side townhouse, which he purchased in 2005 for $3.6 million. Kaul first listed the house for $15 million in 2010, perhaps sensing that the jig was almost up, then chopped the price to $11,950,000 a year later. Now it's down to $8,900,000. We're not saying that this guy is desperate, but if you offered to pay him with a one way ticket to Argentina and some off-brand eye surgery equipment, there's a decent chance he'd go for it.
The six-story house features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, nine fireplaces, a two-tiered garden, and a sound-proofed home theatre. Quite possibly the most impressive part is the 310-bottle wine cellar, hand-dug to keep the bottles at the "natural temperature." This place could end up being a major steal.

· Listing: 69 West 83rd Street [Town]
· 69 West 83rd Street coverage [Curbed]

69 West 83rd Street

69 West 83rd Street, New York, NY