Lawyer Walks Into $3.7 Million Townhouse, Wants $15 Million

Can money still be quadrupled in the Manhattan real estate market? Someone seems to think so.

Elliman put a townhouse at 333 East 65th Street on the market yesterday for $15 million, even though records show that the place sold only thirteen months ago for $3,736,765.

The ambitious owner is a Washington personal injury lawyer named Simon Forgette. (Personal injury lawyers adore Manhattan real estate; read this or this or the second item here for proof.)

The listing says there's been an "impeccable renovation" (the picture above is old, but the listing doesn't have anything newer). "The owner did a total renovation, a gut renovation, and that's what he feels the property is worth," listing broker Beth Roberts said today when asked about the listing price.  read more »

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