$55 Million Waterfront Mansion In New York Is Simultaneously The Weirdest And Most Jaw-Dropping Property You’ve Ever Seen

A couple days ago, a waterfront mansion in Great Neck, New York hit the market for $55 million. Normally, a $55 million mansion that is up for sale wouldn’t need a Celebrity Net Worth post. Unless it was being sold by a celebrity, a home with a $55 million price tag isn’t all that notable anymore. An exception is the home you’re about to see. It may be the strangest and most magnificent mansion at the same time.

The mansion’s facade is nothing short of stunning, and it sits on 8 waterfront acres in the opulent Great Neck district of Long Island.

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

Actually, the compound has THREE different residences! Thanks to those three mansions, the property has 60,000 combined square feet of living space, 18 bedrooms and THIRTY TWO bathrooms.

The monthly water and maintenance costs for this property make my stomach turn.

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

through Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC/OneKey MLS

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

Via OneKey MLS/Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC

through Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC/OneKey MLS

Here is a video of a property tour that, not unexpectedly, excludes all inside shots:

I have a little bit of good news if this property piques your interest. At $55 million, that’s almost a full 50% discount from the $100 million the owner was reportedly seeking back in 2015.

It is unknown who is the current owner. What is known is that the current owner purchased the home when Tamir Sapir, the previous owner, passed away in 2014. Midway through the 1940s, Tamir Sapir was born in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. He immigrated to America in the 1970s and finally settled in New York City. He first held jobs as a bus driver and janitor before spending several years operating a taxi. Tamir opened an electronics shop on Fifth Avenue in the 1980s that catered mostly to Russian customers using the money he had saved from his cab work. Through his store Tamir parlayed into a lucrative niche selling Soviet oil and fertilizer to companies around the world at a time when it was very difficult for the Soviet government to sell anything.

That’s how he first became a millionaire. Tamir purchased property in the 1990s, a time when Manhattan real estate was in a severe downturn. He was a billionaire by 2002. Tamir enjoyed the moniker “America’s billionaire cabbie” in the media.

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