It is beginning to feel like the triplex penthouse at 141 Prince Street is cursed.
Last June, Elie and Rory Tahari sold the palatial pad to Gateway Computers co-founder Ted Waitt for $27.5 million. The fashionable couple had grown threadbare, and they were selling off millions in real estate as a result of their separation.
Mr. Waitt won the 9,309-square-foot four-bedroom after a fierce bidding war that drove the price up from an apparent $22 million ask. Part of the reason he wanted it so badly was the same reason men have done crazy things throughout history—it was for his girlfriend. A week after the deal closed, they broke up, and the
penthouse came quietly back on the market.
On April 7, it was picked up by an unkown buyer for $25 million, according to city records, but a source said the price was $24.5 million. That is even less than Rupert Murdoch and Wendy Deng got when they sold to the Taharis in 2005, for $24.675 million.
Talk about a bad break up.