Good news for those of you saddened by the disappearance of Ken and Linda Lay’s gargantuan 33rd-floor Upper Kirby condo from the MLS rolls at the end of last month: Your opportunity to watch the asking price on the castle-in-the-sky penthouse float down to earth is back! Where had it gone? “It appears the Huntingdon high-rise condo at 2121 Kirby was removed from the multiple listing service for a few days so it could be relisted without showing that the price was reduced . . . again,” reports the HBJ‘s Jennifer Dawson. “That seems to be a common trick of the trade with Realtors.”
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One benefit of the relisting: No “Reduced 50.04%” tag will magically appear next to the property when it appears on HAR. But that is, in fact, how far the price has plunged — from the property’s debut in a private sale in the fall of 2009. The 12,827-sq.-ft. penthouse, which comes complete with 9 bathrooms, 10 parking spaces, and 6 elevators, has been owned by Linda Lay since the 2006 death of her husband, the founder and former CEO of Enron.
- 2121 Kirby Dr. Unit 33 [HAR]
- Ken Lay condo back on market after hiatus [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: Where O Where Has Ken Lay’s Condo Gone?, Ken and Linda Lay’s Penthouse Condo Now Available for Nearly Half Off, Ken Lay’s Lonely Castle in the Sky Floats Down Almost 20 Percent, A Look Inside Ken and Linda Lay’s Lonely Highrise Castle Retreat