Arlene Farkas’ 14-room duplex headed to auction block

From left: Arlene Farkas and River House

From left: Arlene Farkas and River House

Department store heir Bruce Farkas’ ex-wife’s apartment is up for a public foreclosure auction.

Arlene Farkas defaulted on more than $6 million in mortgage payments last year. At the last minute, she struck a deal with the French government to sell her River House unit for $7.8 million. The co-op board, however, didn’t approve that plan, claiming the French ambassador’s noisy parties would disrupt the peace and quiet at the building at 453 East 52nd Street.

Now, the duplex is about to be auctioned.

The 14-room apartment  includes a formal dining room, a breakfast room and maid’s quarters. It’s listed for $8.2 million. [NYDN] – Claire Moses 

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