By Zachary Kussin
David Seldin, the former president of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, unloaded his Lenox Hill townhouse at 131 East 64th Street for a cool $18.5 million, according to city records filed this afternoon. The sale comes just over three years after the 19-room home hit the market.
Seldin, the founding president of the pro football team, bought the home for $5.81 million in December 2003, according to property records. The six-story property, which was built in 1904, stands 20 feet wide, and has since undergone renovations, according to the most recent listing. Amenities include two terraces, a roof garden, a swimming pool, massage room and a music hall. It’s located between Park and Lexington avenues.
Seldin was the president of the Jaguars from 1993 to 1997, according to published reports. From 1998 to 1999, he served as president of the New York Islanders NHL team. Seldin could not immediately be reached.
The buyer is listed as TH 64 LLC, with an address that matches that of an individual named Leslee Neiman at the Trump Palace at 200 East 69th Street. Neiman could also not immediately be reached.
Most recently, Corcoran Group power duo Carrie Chiang and Richard Phan had the listing, which asked $19.9 million for the digs. Their listing came online this past March. The sale entered contract in mid-July and transferred at the end of September. Chiang and Phan, through a Corcoran spokesperson, declined comment on the sale.
However, Seldin’s home originally hit the market with another Corcoran duo, Leighton Candler and Christopher Infante. Their listing popped up in October 2010 asking $22.9 million, according to real estate listings site StreetEasy. The following August, the two took it off the market. Both Candler and Infante, through the Corcoran spokesperson, declined comment.
Jed Garfield and Matthew Pravda of Leslie J. Garfield & Company then took over the listing beginning in September 2011, StreetEasy shows, with a $21.5 million ask. Pravda did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment on the deal, but Garfield told LLNYC that the home sold for a fair price — especially with its renovations and luxe amenities factored in.
“The market’s very efficient,” he said. “Things trade for what they should within a 5 percent range.”