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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8_uncut-jock View Post
    I agree that it is not my taste, but I think the place is actually staged in order to sell it. 90million for a home? Hmmm, my guess is that only an oil tycoon, probably foreign (Russian or MiddleEastern), can afford that place these days and, believe it or not, that over the top, tacky, gold embozed, super cliche shit sells to that type. That's my guess anyway.
    Bankers could afford that. At least the ones at the top. Their bonuses are ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopy View Post
    Bankers could afford that. At least the ones at the top. Their bonuses are ridiculous!
    No joke. Some of them could take it out of petty cash.
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    Dang, that place is a monument to tackiness, ain't it?
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    wow, but no thanks.

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    Tacky shite.

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    Expected FAR better for a cool 90 mil....

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    Not even if you could borrow a cup of sugar from Mr. Sheffield? The Nanny (tv show) mansion is directly next door.

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    Seems like a major gamble to finish it out & decorate it fully like that. It's going to put off anyone who wants the property but hates the decor. Not only would they have to redo everything the way they want, they have to undo the buckingham palace explosion.
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    Default The 90 Million Dollar Woolworth Mansion For Sale

    The interior is...um...unique lol








    SELLER: Estate of Lucille Roberts
    LOCATION: New York, NY
    PRICE: $90,000,000
    SIZE: 18,000 (ish) square feet

    YOUR MAMAS NOTES: This morning while Your Mama swilled coffee in a perfectly futile attempt to shake last night's booze intake from our brain we tap danced around the internets where we came across a wee cache of photographs of the monumental New York City townhouse mansion that recently came up for sale amid much fanfare and publicity with an asking price of $90,000,000.

    And, children, the photographs are mag-nih-fih-cent. Like candy for the eyes.

    In 1911 five-and-dime store bazillionaire Frank Winfield Woolworth commissioned high-society architect C.P.H. Gilbert to design a 35-foot wide Neo-French Renaissance style pile for Helena Woolworth McCann, one of his three lucky lucky lucky daughters. Mister Woolworth's other two daughter's–Edna and Jessie–were also gifted slightly smaller but still tremendous 25-foot wide townhouse mansions, one one either side of their sister Helena's humongaloid house. They too were designed by C.P.H. Gilbert.

    The titanic townhouse is now owned by the estate of fitness tycoon Lucille Roberts who went to meet her Great Trainer in the Sky in 2003 at the too-young age of 59. She died from lung cancer, even though she reportedly never smoked a day in her life. The fine folks at Streeteasy show that the townhouse was last sold–presumably this is the transaction related to the exercise queen–for $6,000,000 in September of 1995.

    A person would have to be a boll weevil to mistake this townhouse for the home of anyone but a wildly wealthy person to whom size matters when it comes to real estate. None the less, the meticulously articulated, somber and slightly sinister limestone façade belies nothing of the explosion of joyous jewel toned day-core on the inside. The approximately 18,000 square foot townhouse opens into a vast entrance hall with massive carved stone fireplace, three coat closets and a powder pooper. If the term 'architectural grandiosity' were to appear in the dictionary, it would show a picture of this room as a perfect example and Your Mama could happily spend an entire afternoon looking at and writhing around on the mosaic tile floor in there. It is just beyond, bunny-hunnies, be-yond.

    One floor up on the palatial parlor floor the heavily gilded ceilings soar to fourteen feet. The ballroom-sized stair landing on the parlor floor separates the opulent living room that stretches the full 35-foot width of the townhouse and the baronial dining room large enough to feed fifty people at a sit-down dinner.

    Listing information for the magnificent mansion shows it contains 7 floors–all accessible by an elevator, 8 fireplaces, at least 5 principal bedrooms and at least 7 full and 2 half bathrooms plus a two-bedroom staff on the top floor with an additional two bathrooms and a full kitchen. The full-floor master suite on the fourth floor, no doubt larger than Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter's entire home, includes a behemoth bedrooms, not one but two sitting rooms, two dressing rooms and two bathrooms.

    If anyone might want to test drive this puppy before plunking down ninety million bucks it's available for lease at–get yerself a nerve pill, darlins–$210,000 per month. Lord have mercy children, fewer than 2% of the people in this great U-nited States of America earn $210,000 in a whole damn year so how many folks can there really be who can cough up nearly a quarter million clams every month in rent?

    As an architectural aside: At one time, Helena Woolworth McCann (and her attorney husband Charles E.F. McCann also owned the Sunken Orchard estate in Oyster Bay Cove that included a sprawling 29-room Georgian-style mansion with 11 bedrooms, at least 9 bathrooms–plus a powder room or two) and substantial staff quarters with 10 surprisingly large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. And that, kiddaroos, does not include the three staff apartments attached to the detached 6-car garage or the 5-room caretakers apartment. More juicy information on the property can be found on the always fascinating and informative Old Long Island website.

    The Real Estalker: Behold the $90,000,000 Woolworth Mansion

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    i could never live in a place so...formally decorated. where do these people go to relax and put their feet up?
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Why does it make me think of Bruce Wayne's house?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Not even if you could borrow a cup of sugar from Mr. Sheffield? The Nanny (tv show) mansion is directly next door.
    Oh.so we know that this place is on one side of the Sheffields, which means the French Embassy would be on the other side. *I loved that show*

    Maxwell was hot.

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