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Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan and Palm Beach homes up for sale

Jeffrey Epstein’s mansions in Manhattan and Florida have reportedly hit the market with a combined asking price of $110million. 

The disgraced pedophile’s sprawling townhome on the Upper East Side is listed at $88million, and his waterfront estate in Palm Beach is listed at $21.995million, the Wall Street Journal revealed Thursday.  

The listings were posted just under a year after Epstein died by suicide in his jail cell while awaiting trial on a slew of sex trafficking charges. 

The millionaire financier was accused of sexually abusing dozens of young girls at the homes as part of a massive sex trafficking ring that now threatens to bring down his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, and potentially many other high-profile associates.

The townhome at 9 East 71st Street boasts an impressive 28,000 square feet across seven floors on one of Manhattan’s most coveted blocks between Madison and Fifth Avenues, listing agent Adam Modlin of Modlin Group told WSJ. 

Epstein reportedly purchased the home from Leslie Wexner, founder and CEO of L Brands, back in 1998 for $20million.   

The Palm Beach property – which Epstein purchased in 1990 for $2.5million – is much smaller at 14,000 square feet, but boasts more privacy as it’s nestled among many other mansions along the Intracoastal Waterway.   

The homes are among the most valuable of Epstein’s international property portfolio, and if they go for even close to their asking prices they will make a significant profit.  

Epstein’s other properties – including a ranch in New Mexico, a flat in Paris and two private islands in the US Virgin Islands – are also expected to go up for sale sometime soon.

The proceeds of the home sales will go to his estate, which recently created a compensation fund to cover settlements with his many alleged victims.  

The estate is currently valued at roughly $636million, excluding taxes, debts and legal fees, an attorney for the executors told WSJ. 

Epstein’s Manhattan property could potentially set a record for New York City’s most expensive sale if it goes for near the $88million asking price, according to Modlin. 

The current top sale was set by Modlin last year, when he brokered a $77.1million deal for hedge fund manager Philip Falcone’s townhouse, which is smaller than Epstein’s.

The New York listing makes no mention of Epstein as it shows off the massive home that was built in the 1930s by Herbert N Straus, an heir to the Macy’s department store fortune, who commissioned famed architect Horace Trumbauer to design it in Neoclassical style. 

The face of the home is made of ornately carved limestone imported from France, which surrounds a pair of towering 15-foot oak doors and two arched windows on either side. 

After Straus sold the home it served as a school for a few years before Wexner, whose company owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, purchased it for $13.2million in 1989.  

Wexner, a one-time associate of Epstein’s, sold it to the financier 10 years later for a significant profit at $20million, according to people familiar with the deal. 

Most of Epstein’s belongings were removed from the home following his death last August, but people who have visited it said it still contains some of his furniture. 

Epstein’s home at 358 El Brillo Way in Palm Beach is also situated in a highly sought-after area north of Miami, about a mile from President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago resort. 

The property designed by architect John Volk in the 1950s boasts 170 feet of waterfront with sweeping views of the Tarpon and Everglades islands, along with three separate living quarters.  

The main house features six bedrooms, with another three bedrooms in the staff house and more space in a pool house, leasing agent Kerry Warwick of the Corcoran Group told WSJ.   

The listing posted on Thursday afternoon only included three photos of the exterior of the house – showing the massive pool area in the backyard. 

Both Warwick and Modlin have said they do not think that Epstein’s association with the properties will affect their sale prices – despite federal prosecutors’ claims that they played a central role in his alleged sex trafficking operation. 

‘I believe the past ownership of the property will bear no relationship to its future,’ Warwick told WSJ. ‘The location and what can be done with it is really what matters.’ 

Epstein was known to have hosted many of his high-profile associates at the homes over the years, and several of his alleged victims claimed they were assaulted by him there.  

Federal investigators raided the Manhattan townhouse back in May and reportedly recovered a locked safe filled with ‘piles of cash’, diamonds and an expired foreign passport listing Epstein’s residence as Saudi Arabia inside.  

Epstein’s assets are now expected to be doled out among the dozens of women who have filed civil lawsuits against his estate in the wake of his death.  

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