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Epic Fresco-Covered Dining Room Will Probably Be Gutted

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Investment bank Jefferies spent most of 2014 embroiled in scandal, but it's a new year now, which means president Brian Friedman is totally clear to buy an expensive apartment now, right? Page Six reports that he's in contract to buy a $16.5 Fifth Avenue apartment—the very same one with a ridiculously frescoed dining room. The four-bedroom, 4.5-bath apartment, which takes up a full floor of 910 Fifth Avenue, is headed for a gut renovation, a source told the Post. That means we can probably bit farewell to the ornate trompe l'oeil. And the wood paneling, and the deeply veined blue marble.

· Listing: 910 Fifth Avenue #12A [StreetEasy]
· Jefferies boss' extravagant Fifth Avenue buy [NYP]
· Dine With a Few of Your Closest 2D Friends In This $16.5M Pad [Curbed]