Estate of Christopher Browne makes another big sale

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From left: Andrew Gordon, Christopher Browne and 515 Park Avenue

Coming on the heels of its record-breaking $147 million East Hampton sale, the estate of late investment bigwig Christopher Browne has sold a duplex condominium home at 515 Park Avenue for $25 million, according to city records filed today.

Located at East 60th Street, the spread boasts 360-degree city and park views from a total of 52 oversized windows, according to listing details. It measures 6,286 square feet and has 10-foot-high ceilings. Other sweet features include a corner living room with a wood-burning fireplace and a master bedroom that encompasses three rooms. In sum, the home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The spread — which also includes two separate maids rooms and a storage room — hit the market for $29.5 million in November.

The listing was a co-exclusive between John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens and Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty, according to StreetEasy. It was not immediately clear who had the sale. Spokespeople for both brokerages declined comment.

The buyer of this spread, listed under an LLC, could not immediately be identified.

Hedge funder Barry Rosenstein shelled out $147 million early this month for Browne’s East Hampton estate, which set a new record for the most expensive home ever bought in the country. Browne had shared this property with his boyfriend, Andrew Gordon. Browne died at age 62 in 2009; Gordon died of cancer this past September at age 52.

A handful of Browne’s relatives — as well as his longtime chef — challenged the will, which left his entire estate to Gordon, according to previous reports. A confidential settlement in December 2012 allowed Gordon to spend the rest of his days in the Hamptons pad. When Gordon died in September, Browne’s family listed the Hamptons compound without a broker. — Zachary Kussin

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