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Ridiculously Opulent Fifth Avenue Almost-Mansion Asks $72M

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Location: New York, N.Y.
Price: $72,000,000
The Skinny: The family of Howard Ronson, the late real estate developer, has abandoned plans to convert the mansion-turned-apartment building at 828 Fifth Avenue back into a single-family residence. That means the three units currently owned by the Monaco-based family are up for grabs, including a triplex and a penthouse that was added to the 1886 original in 1978, for a whopping $72M. Keep in mind that price is for uncombined—and frankly somewhat architecturally incompatible—units in the same building, but not the entirety of the building. There are still two holdout owners, but a recent condominium conversion could finally clear the way for a single-family Fifth Avenue mansion. The units for sale boast a total of 22 rooms, eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and some of the most opulent interiors in Manhattan, fittingly located on one of the city's most desirable residential stretches.

· 828 Fifth Avenue [Corcoran via Streeteasy]
· Really Rich Family Gives Up Fifth Avenue Mansion Dreams [Curbed NY]