10/17/2009 08:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Billionaire's $31M House Falls Into Disrepair

Nowadays, the exterior of 2 East 63rd Street looks like anything but a residence for the rich. The flagpole and air-conditioners are rusty, paint is peeling in fist-sized patches from the window frames, and it is quite clear that leaks are coming through the cornice. Indeed, plants have taken root along the roofline, perhaps the only things living at this unusual house.

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