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Netscape’s Jim Clark buys Bunny Mellon manse for $37M

Price paid by billionaire is $4M less than most recent ask

January 28, 2015 02:30PM

125 West 70th Street (inset: Jim Clark and wife Christy Hinze)

125 East 70th Street (inset: Jim Clark and wife Kristy Hinze)

Netscape co-founder and “comeback billionaire” Jim Clark has closed on an Upper East Side neoclassic mansion that once belonged to socialite Bunny Mellon for $37 million.

Clark was revealed as the buyer of the 40-foot-wide mansion at 125 East 70th Street in October, but the price was not known. The sellers, Irish businessman Tony White and his wife, Clare, bought the home for $22.5 million in 2006. The couple initially sought $46 million when the pad was first listed in 2013, the New York Post reported. However, before going into contract, the property was most recently listed for $41 million by Louise Beit of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Clark has been dubbed the “comeback billionaire” for betting on Apple. He made his money with his Netscape concept in 1994. Recently, he bought director Ron Howard’s $27.5 million Westchester home.

The 1965 mansion has eight bedrooms, a wine cellar, elevator and a courtyard designed by Bunny Mellon herself. Mellon, a Listerine heiress, died last March at the age of 103. [NYP] — Tess Hofmann

  • Two Piece and Biscuit

    That’s some trophy wife there!

  • guest

    The description of the photo states the property is on the West Side when in fact it’s on the East

  • Big Hat No Cattle

  • smythe

    just launched his new racing yacht too

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