Edgar Brofman Jr. Buys Muppet Mansion for $28.5 Million

Recession? What recession…I wonder if they’ll be taping the Kanye Muppet episodes in this crib.

via New York Observer

In April, when Leslie and Brian Brille, the global head of investment banking for Bank of America, put their East 69th Street mansion on the market for $32 million, only three years after they bought it from Jim Henson’s estate for $12.4 million, this reporter wondered about fickleness.

“He decided,” broker Carrie Chiang said about the banker earlier this year, “he wants a doorman.”

In retrospect, it was unfair of The Observer to even bring up fickleness, considering that the house has been bought up by a couple who have reached an entirely new, genuinely awesome, word-redefining level of picky, vacillating indecisiveness.

According to a source, Warner Music Group chairman-CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., an heir to the Seagram liquor fortune, and his wife, Clarissa, have paid $28.5 million for the house, which was bought by Jim Henson in 1977 and turned into Muppets headquarters. Continue reading