The 16-room duplex on the 30th and 31st floors of the Pierre Hotel that was formerly owned by late financier Lionel Pincus is back on the market after being listed and delisted last year. It has the same asking price—$70 million—the same listing photos, and the same scandalous backstory. Pincus bought the apartment for his consort, Princess Firyal of Jordan, before becoming physically and mentally incapacitated by cancer surgery. Though his two sons were named his legal guardians, Firyal continued to spend his money and the trio ended up suing each other. Firyal ended up with the apartment, though, and has now put it on the market, twice.
· Listing: 795 Fifth Avenue #30/31 [Sotheby's, via Streeteasy]
· Lionel Pincus' Controversial Pierre Duplex Resurfaces for $70M [Curbed]