That’s a 30,000sqft discrepancy. What’s up with that? Who’s reporting to the MSM that its only 21,000?
The Birch Wathen Lenox School occupied the house until 1989.
The house was bought by the billionaire businessman Leslie Wexner in the 1989 for $13.2 million, who later sold it to Jeffrey Epstein in either 1996 or 2007.
The Herbert N. Straus House is a large town house at 9 East 71st Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by Horace Trumbauer and completed in 1932.
The size of the house was believed to be 21,000 square feet (2,000 m2) in the late 1980s, and had been enlarged to 51,000 square feet (4,700 m2) in 2003, spread over 9 floors.
Vicky Ward visited Epstein at the house for her 2003 profile, “The Talented Mr Epstein”, for Vanity Fair magazine:
He tells people he bought the house because he knew he “could never live anywhere bigger.” He thinks 51,000 square feet is an appropriately large space for someone like himself, who deals mostly in large concepts—especially large sums of money.