Attention holiday shoppers: here’s one sale you won’t be able to resist. Guy Wildenstein, the patriarch of the wild and wicked Wildenstein family, has just re-listed his mansion at 7 Sutton Square at the significantly discounted price of $39.8 million — a $10 million discount.
Guy purchased the 9,600-square-foot home in 2008 for $32.5 million, so he would still be making a pretty penny on the sale of the home if he managed to sell it at this new price. The 33-foot wide home has five bedrooms, over five bathrooms, spectacular views of the East River, six fireplaces, access to a private garden and a glass rotunda.
The Wildensteins are not having a great year; they’ve been caught up in a number of lawsuits in France over allegations that they avoided paying $600 million in taxes. The family is known for its extensive art collection (some of which is alleged to have come from the Nazis), which may explain why some of the paintings in the Sutton Square mansion are blurred out.
Guy isn’t the only Wildenstein trying to shed his real estate holdings; his son, David, listed an enormous Upper East Side townhouse of his own for $100 million. The nation of Qatar almost purchased the home in 2014 for $90 million, but backed away from the deal at the last minute. The building went into contract a few weeks ago, reportedly for $81 million.