September 23rd, 2008
Wow.Â Jay Maisel, a photographer, bought this building 42 years ago for $102,000. Â It is now estimated to be worth nearly $30 million. Talk about a return on investment.
Real estate experts, interviewed by NY Mag, had said they thought the building was abandoned. Far from it. Â Turns out Jay, his wife, and his daughter are leading a full life in there and have, in my opinion, set up one of my favorite homes I’ve ever seen.
I can’t even begin to imagine how awesome it would be to have 72-rooms at your disposal and have had put them to use the way that the Maisels seem to have done.
Do yourself a favor and check out the photo slideshow in addition to the article.