The Grand Upper West Side Mansion of Scammer Dina Wein Reis Just Listed for $65M

A seven-story townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has hit the market for an astounding $65 million. As the price suggests, this is not the typical New York City townhouse. The circa-1905 mammoth occupies a corner spot, offering extra room for its special architectural elements and details. Sitting at 25 Riverside Drive, it also gains Hudson River and city views from over 70 (yes, 70) windows. But, beautiful as it may be, that’s not all this residence is known for.

The home is being sold by a Reis Family trust, of which Dina Wein Reis is an advisor. According to The Real Deal, the socialite and art collector pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after being accused of defrauding major companies out of millions of dollars. According to a 2016 episode of CNBC’s American Greed, this NYC home was raided by the FBI in 2008 when she was being arrested.

Long before all this came to light, Wein Reis and her husband purchased the mansion in 1996. In 1998, they transferred it to a trust. Later, while serving her 19-month sentence, it was listed for rent in 2013 at $75,000/month. As another part of Wein Reis’ sentence, she was ordered to pay $7 million in restitution plus $1 million in fines.

Inside A Renovated Historic Mansion On Manhattans Riverside Drive Now Listed For 65m 7 Rise

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If the mansion’s hefty price tag and past don’t faze a buyer, the amount of space won’t either. The home boasts eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and two partial baths across its 12,000 square feet. Three kitchens, a wine cellar, six fireplaces, and a movie theater are just a few of the home’s luxe features. Perhaps most remarkable is a glass conservatory on the fifth floor with 180-degree views and a terrace that fits up to 100 people. When the private outdoor gardens and terraces aren’t enough, there’s also park access across the street.

The Beaux-Arts mansion was originally designed by Charles P. Gilbert for the chairman of the American Book Company, Herbert Horace Vail. Special details like Tiffany and La Farge stained glass doors and original coffered cork-lined ceilings give it a grand yet storied feel. And, although the home was built in 1905, it was just renovated and redesigned by Wein Reis in 2022.

Elizabeth L. Sample and Brenda S. Powers of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.