Keith Rubenstein’s opulent UES mansion gets a $5M haircut, new brokers
Asking price at 8 East 62nd Street is now $80M
Keith Rubenstein’s palatial mansion on the Upper East Side is back on the market with a $5 million price chop, but it still lays claim to being the priciest listing in the neighborhood at $80 million.
The Somerset Partners founder and his wife Inga first listed the six-bedroom, 14,700-square-foot townhouse at 8 East 62nd Street in February 2016 for $84.5 million. The listing, originally held by the Modlin Group, was pulled in October.
The property, replete with a leather-lined billiards room, a lighted handbag display, a controlled vault for fur (!), and a spa room, reentered the market with Douglas Elliman brokers Richard Steinberg, Matthew Slosar, Alexander Mignogna and Lauren Keegan.
“We’re reacting to the market,” Steinberg told Mansion Global. “It’s not a secret that very few houses sold last year for above $50 million.”
The Rubensteins bought the home for $35 million in 2007. In October, The Real Deal reported that a would-be squatter tried to break into the mansion. [Mansion Global] – Chava Gourarie