The Upper East Side penthouse once owned by Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff has finally sold, weathering a broker switch, multiple price chops, and a rumored curse.
Toy mogul Al Kahn and his then-wife Patsy bought the penthouse in 2010 for $8 million, just after it suffered a "mysterious fire." They put it back on the market last summer (Patsy told The Post that "[Alfred] was worried about the karma") for $17.25 million, and the two split up shortly thereafter. The apartment went into contract a few months ago and has now officially sold to investor and real estate developer Lawrence Benenson of Benenson Capital Partners for $14.5 million.
Only time will tell whether the curse continues to plague Benenson. Might we suggest a cleansing spell?
· Listing: 133 East 64th Street #PHA [Elliman]
· "Bernie Madoff's ponzi penthouse sells for $14.5 million" [NYP]
· Bernie Madoff coverage [Curbed]