For almost a year now, Upper East Side brokers have been falling all over themselves to win the right to sell mysterious mining heiress Huguette Clark’s massive Fifth Avenue spread, with its 42 rooms and estimated price tag of $60 million to $70 million. Well, the battle is over, and now that people have actually seen the place, they are not sure it is worth quite so much. Who’s to blame? Those pesky co-op boards, of course. Read More
Well, the brokers can stop salivating and start gnashing their teeth: Huguette Clark’s will was filed with the Surrogate’s Court today. Rather unexpectedly, the estate, pegged at about $400 million, will transfer many of the old masters in the reclusive copper heiress’ massive apartment at 907 Fifth Avenue to her Santa Barbara estate, Bellosguardo. In the spirit of a fellow eccentric, Albert C. Barnes, the 24-acre estate will be transformed into a museum.
As for those grand Fifth Avenue apartments, Read More