Jeffrey Epstein's $20 million Palm Beach mansion where hundreds of underage girls were trafficked and sexually assaulted by the now deceased pedophile and his visitors, and which was featured heavily in the 4-hour Netflix documentary series Filthy Rich is set to be demolished by a Florida real estate developer.
A developer named Todd Michael Glaser was identified in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday as having purchased the notorious property after it was put on the market for an almost $22 million asking price in July. It's believed the closing price was about $18 million.
However area residents have wanted it gone for some time. After the deal is finalized in the coming weeks Glaser said he'll demolish it and erect a 14,000-square-foot Art Moderne home in its place.
"Palm Beach is going to be very happy that [Epstein’s home] is gone," he commented to the WSJ.
Epstein bought the six-bedroom home which is about 14,000 square feet in 1990 for $2.5 million. The deceased billionaire also assaulted young girls at properties across the US and the Caribbean, including a massive ranch property in New Mexico, his $88 million Manhattan townhouse, as well as what was branded 'Pedo Island' of Little St. James in the US Virgin Islands.
According to the WSJ report the New York home on the Upper East Side is still on the market at an asking price of $88 million.
However, given the whopping price tag combined with the weirdness factor of owning a home associated with rape and sex trafficking of minors, we doubt there will be any takers.
The home magazine Town & Country previously summarized the shady dealings of how the New York home was acquired in the first place:
Records show that the title for this Beaux Arts mansion was transferred to Epstein from his sometime mentor and client Les Wexner in 1996 for $0. The exact reasoning behind this generous gift is a mystery but various reports throughout the years have painted a picture of what the home was like on the inside.
And among the bizarre and perverse things found included "a massive mural of a prison yard, a massage table with sex toys and lubricant, a life-size female doll hanging from a chandelier, a sculpture of a naked African warrior, a room covered in leather, and a stuffed black poodle perched on a grand piano, along with the nude photographs that the FBI apparently turned up in a safe," according to the magazine.