Aussie financier Michael Daffey, the Goldman Sachs veteran and Bitcoin biggie who paid $51 million for pedophile sex predator Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion — as Gimme revealed exclusively — has sold his Noho penthouse for $24.6 million, according to city property records.
The buyer is Eric Schmidt, the ex-Google boss famed for dating scores of high profile women during his open marriage with his wife, Wendy.
The 6,350-square-foot penthouse property, which includes a rooftop hot tub, is at 25 Bond St. It had been asking $29.5 million.
The home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, radiant heated floors and four woodburning fireplaces. There’s also 2,450 square feet of outdoor space — including a 1,900-square-foot stone and wood roof deck — and a 550-square-foot terrace, along and two parking spots.
Daffey preciously told Gimme through a spokesperson that he would purge the Epstein mansion on 9 E. 71st St. spiritually, as well as gut renovating it.
“The physical and spiritual rehab of 9 E. 71 St. is well underway, but it’s going to take a long time to restore its grandeur from before the Epstein era. When we’re done, it promises to be a home like no other in New York,” says Stu Loeser, Daffey’s spokesman.
Daffey spearheaded the Bond Street development for Goldman Sachs in 2005 by putting a deal together to buy a two-story parking garage and transform it into an eight-story boutique building.
The listing brokers were Adam Modlin, of the Modlin Group, and Michael Ives of Sotheby’s.