The seriously enormous mansion on Central Park West and 85th Street is trying, once again, to find a buyer. It's been on and off the sales and rental markets since May 2013. But despite the bold-faced names attached to its deed over the course of, oh, 130 years, it, has managed not to attract anyone sufficiently into a "Guggenheim-esque" redesign designed to showcase an art collection. The timeline is pretty nuts: former Coach president Keith Monda bought 247 Central Park West for $15.5 million from Walt Disney's niece Abigail back in in 2006. Monda performed a
great modern reno, then tried to sell it between 2010 and 2012, eventually finding a sucker buyer in Ukranian businessman Igor Iankovsky, who paid $22.4M in 2012.
A year later, Iankovsky decided to sell, asking $37 million, because that makes sense. A PriceChop to $30 million didn't help. Iankovsky has also tried to play landlord, first listing the 6BR/7BA with a 60-foot freshwater pool and home theater as a $110,000/rental, and then as a $65,000/rental. If at first you don't succeed... now the 11,000-square-foot home is newly listed for $27.75M. And for some reason the Times thought "this time's the charm" and wrote up the epic saga, so there's that.