The weirdest thing about the Upper East Side house with eight bedrooms and 11-plus bathrooms that just returned to market isn't its over-the-top decor. (Though anyone with operational retinas would find it hard to ignoresculptures; chandeliers; molding; drapes; and columns galore.) It's not its price tag of $29 million, just $1 million below the original ask when the 129-year-old spread first hit the market in July of 2013. No, the most bizarre thing about this palatial pad is that its owner is neither a financier nor a celebrity, but rather a wildly successful tenants' rights lawyer who has, for decades, notched big-name (and big-dollar value) victories over the likes of Donald Trump. David Rozenholc and his wife bought the house in 1996 for an undisclosed sum, though the sellers had picked it up the year prior for just $1,545,000. Read: they bought in "cheap." As Above The Law commented when the house last listed, "It's a bit rich to hear Rozenholc rail against capitalists, since capitalism seems to have been pretty good to him."
· Listing: 7 East 84th Street [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· Lavish Upper East Side Mansion Hits the Market for $30 Million [Curbed]
· Lawyerly Lairs: A Landlord/Tenant Lawyer's $30 Million Mansion [Above The Law]