The Real Deal New York

Beresford listing is stuffed with dead animals

The owner collected the taxidermy from "hunters whose wives wouldn't allow them to hang their trophies in the house"
July 06, 2014 11:00AM

 An apartment has hit the market at the Beresford on the Upper West Side for $3.4 million – but interested buyers are going to need to look past its distinct Natural History Museum vibes.

Nearly all of the apartment’s wall space has been covered with taxidermy by owner Gregory Speck, a socialite, journalist, and author. Speck collected the specimens from “museum liquidations, taxidermist castoffs and hunters whose wives wouldn’t allow them to hang their trophies in the house,” according to Curbed.

Halstead may have sensed that the hundreds of dead animals might turn off some buyers, and, hilariously, had the animals digitally removed from one set of listing photos.

[Curbed]Christopher Cameron