By; JV Staff
Less than a year after his death, the palatial homes belonging to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in New York and his waterfront property in Palm Beach, Florida have been put on the market with an asking price of approximately $110 million.
CNN reported that the listing agents for the properties’ said that the Manhattan apartment that belonged to Epstein which was located on the Upper East Side is listed at $88 million. It was previously owned by Victoria’s Secret founder, Leslie Wexner. This information was verified by Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group, according to the CNN report.
The listing describes the sale as a “once in a life-time opportunity to own the largest single-family home in New York City,” as was reported by CNN.
A source familiar with the listing told CNN that the property would be the biggest townhouse sale in New York City history if it sells at its $88 million listing price, surpassing a $77.1 million sale last year.
CNN has reported that the seven-story home on East 71st Street has 40 total rooms, including 10 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. It has an unobstructed view of Central Park and is across the street from the Frick Collection museum, according to the listing.
“This historic landmark could easily present itself as a palatial consulate, embassy, foundation, or a museum to once again house some of the world’s greatest works of art,” according to the listing.
CNN reported Epstein’s home is described as a French neoclassical building, and it has more than 28,000 square feet, according to the listing, which lists some of the property’s amenities as “15-foot-tall oak entry doors, imported French-limestone meticulously decorated with carvings, sculpture figures and ornamental iron works.”
Epstein’s waterfront property in Palm Beach, Florida, is priced at $21.9 million, according to a listing verified by Kerry Warwick of the Corcoran Group, as was reported by CNN. Epstein purchased the Palm Beach property in 1990 for $2.5 million, according to property records.
The 14,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms with full views of the Intracoastal Waterway, according to the listing. It features a pool and pool house, a staff house and a three-car garage, as was reported by CNN.
Epstein, 66, who died by suicide last year, owned multiple luxury properties across the world, as was reported by the Real Deal. More of them are also expected to be listed, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The Real Deal reported that Epstein was facing federal charges for sex trafficking at the time of his death in a Manhattan jail cell, and his estate is the subject of several civil claims. A representative said that sale proceeds will be subject to claims against the estate, including those from alleged victims. A fund was also set up by the estate to handle claims outside of court.
CNN reported that multiple women alleged that Epstein sexually abused them at his properties in the US, including in New York, Palm Beach, a ranch in New Mexico and the island he owned in the US Virgin Islands.
In June of this year, a victims’ compensation fund was created as a part of Epstein’s estate to disburse funds to the women Epstein allegedly abused, many of whom were underage at the time.