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Rothschild Family Midtown Manhattan Duplex to Sell for $22.5M

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In one of Manhattan’s most exclusive buildings, a sprawling apartment owned by Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild goes on the market. Photo Credit: Christie's International Real Estate Group.

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild will make a nice profit when her Manhattan property sells. It’s going for $22.5 million for anyone who wants to live life like the wife of billionaire British financier Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, according to Crain’s.

The famous family owned the duplex for about 20 years and is located within the River House co-op, the Wall Street Journal reports, and it describes it as a “six-bedroom, seven-bathroom apartment, located at 435 East 52nd Street, is listed Christie’s International Real Estate Group.

The apartment has almost 20 rooms and even includes a library on the bottom floor. More of the noise and action happens upstairs where a great hall is located.

Forester de Rothschild brought on Michael S. Smith to help with interior design, according to the Wall Street Post. Smith lent his helping hand to the Obama White House.

The 7,000-square-foot apartment not only affords views of the water but also gives owners exclusive membership to the River Club, which sits in a former mansion worth over $100 million. Even some of the most famous names haven’t been able to get into this club, making it a true elite of the elite when it comes to clubs in the city.

The Jewish Voice has reported about the Rothschild family. The World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder presented the Rothschild family with the WJC’s annual Theodor Herzl Award last November, which recognizes outstanding individuals who work to promote Herzl’s ideals for a safer, more tolerant world for the Jewish people.

Robert K. Kraft, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kraft Group, was presented with the WJC’s Teddy Kollek Award.

Lord Rothschild had the privilege of accepting the award in the presence of Baron David de Rothschild, Chairman of the World Jewish Congress Governing Board, and Baron Eric de Rothschild, of the Shoah Memorial.

“Each year, the WJC presents the Theodor Herzl Award, the highest honor in the Jewish world today, to a notable statesman or other influential figure in appreciation of his or her dedication to the Jewish people. This year is different. Instead of honoring a single individual, we are honoring one family, the Rothschilds, who have rarely been recognized publicly for all they have done,” Ambassador Lauder said. “The modern State of Israel was created by Jewish heroes who were led by extraordinary leaders such as Herzl, Ben Gurion, Weizmann. But Israel would never have been born without the financial support of Jews everywhere. There is, however, one family that stands above all others — the Rothschild family — who laid the very foundation of the Jewish homeland. Across the world, members of the Rothschild family contributed tremendously to the lives and well-being of Jews, both in Israel and in the Diaspora.”

The World Jewish Congress is the international organization representing Jewish communities in 100 countries to governments, parliaments and international organizations, and it chose the Rothschilds among others to distinguish as helping the community.

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