Well, what would you do if your husband, runs off to Texas after his ex wife and friend die under suspicious circumstances, disguises himself as a woman, admits to chopping up a neighbor, and pisses on Skittles in a drug store? Perhaps it is some consolation that Debrah Lee Charatan, wife of looney tune real estate heir Robert Durst, sold their 5th Avenue home facing Central Park for $4 million, according to the New York Post.
Located at 860 Fifth Ave on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Charlatan’s former apartment comes with a balcony that faces Central Park and a windowed chef’s kitchen. The apartment sold for $4 million, after the price was knocked down from $4.5 million.
860 Fifth has 153 apartments over 20 floors. It was Designed in 1950 by Sylvan Bien, has a white-brick façade and sits on what was once known as “millionaires row” where exquisite mansions once stood. Residents enjoy many amenities like a garage, bicycle room, storage, garden, fitness room, common storage and a wine cellar. Aesthetically, the balconies play with depth and wings flank the sides of the entire structure.
The Durst family owns over 15 skyscrapers, including the Bank of America building and has invested in the One World Trade Center. Durst was named as a suspect when his first wife Kathleen McCormack was found dead in 1982, but was never charged. A close friend of the deceased, Sara Berman, was found shot dead in her home, and Durst wasn’t charged for that crime either, but dressed up as a woman and ran off to Texas, and confessed to killing a neighbor Morris Black, and chopping up his body. Guess what? He was never charged for that either. Most recently he pissed into a cash register when he went to pick up a prescription. Policewoman Jodi Silva said he “wasn’t arguing with anyone or didn’t seem agitated. He just peed on the candy. Skittles, I think.”
Yeah, I think this man’s wife deserves her $4 million.
Meanwhile Charatan’s BCB Property Management has acquired a six-building Upper West Side portfolio near Columbia University for $80.75 million , according to a report in The Real Deal.
The properties were bought from Florida Investor Arnold Wax who had owned them for 30 years. Wax had originally asked for as much as $89 million for the portfolio.
The building acquired are 500 Cathedral Parkway and West 110th Street; 3143, 3147 and 3149 Broadway; 111 West 104th Street and 242 West 109th Street. They have a total of 152 units, 97 of which are market rate.
(Noam Meir contributed to this report.)