You know those movies that you can watch over and over again? The ones that you can never get enough of until suddenly, one day, you’re done? You just want to see something, anything, different? We assume a similar thing happened to Rodney Schiffer, who’s selling his townhouse at 217 East 62nd Street after five years.
Mr. Schiffer, the former managing director of Column Financial, bought the 3,750-square foot house from Martin Scorsese back in 2007. Mr. Scorsese departed from his home of 20 years for a $12 million townhouse on E. 64th Street, apparently figuring that he and his long-overdue Oscar deserved some fancier digs.
The property is listed for $6.49 million with Leslie J. Garfield & Co., only a little more than the $6.15 million that Mr. Schiffer paid for it back in 2007. Not that he didn’t try for more, listing it for $7.9 million with Prudential Douglas Elliman back in January. Hey, the streets, and the market, can be mean.
Still, the place sounds pretty awesome, especially because it appears to be almost the same as Mr. Scorsese left it, with the top of the home dedicated to a “director’s screening room with en suite bath, drop down projector screen, Crestron system, Pullman kitchen and synchronized black out shades,” according to the old Elliman listing.
Other nifty features of the six-bedroom house include a working fireplace, a balcony overlooking the garden and a dumbwaiter. Fun and creepy!
Apparently not Mr. Schiffer’s cup of tea anymore, though. In fact, it’s unclear if the house was ever his cup of tea. At the time of the purchase, when asked to describe the townhouse for an Observer reporter, he begged off with: “It’s really not that great.”