NYC DUKE-SIEMANS ART NOUVEAU MANSION SOLD FOR $44MM IN 2010
Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom mogul, known as the world's richest man, now owns the last private Fifth Avenue mansion, the Duke-Siemans mansion at the corner of 82nd Street and 5th Avenue.
Features include an unusual mansard roof and petal-glass awing over the entryway, similar to Paris’ Art Nouveau Metro station entrances. Five stories with 20,000 sq ft, there is a penthouse duplex, 12 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 11 wood-burning fireplaces.
Built in 1901 for philanthropist and tobacco tycoon Benjamin N. Duke, during the Gilded Age, the “Millionaires’ Row” also had in residence Vanderbilts, Fricks and Carnegies.
Luxury buyers have returned to Manhattan, and some seek homes with historic value.