The Real Deal Miami

Madoff’s Palm Beach manse in contract

October 12, 2010 02:15PM

Bernard Madoff

After one year and $2 million worth of price cuts, Bernard Madoff’s Palm Beach mansion has gone into contract, according to the Wall Street Journal. Unlike Madoff’s other properties — a waterfront home in Montauk, N.Y. and a penthouse on New York City’s Upper East Side — the five-bedroom, 8,800-square-foot house at 410 N. Lake Way had been languishing on the market, with brokers calling it overpriced and a probable teardown. Originally listed for $8.49 million last September, brokers Burt Minkoff and Jim McCann of the Corcoran Group were most recently asking $6.5 million for the home on behalf of the U.S. Marshals Service, which will use the proceeds of the sale to return money to victims of Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer, whose identity and the contract price are as yet unknown. [WSJ]