Robert Durst’s Childhood Home in New York for Sale

The childhood home of Robert Durst has hit the market for $3.8 million.

The home, in Scarsdale, New York, is featured prominently in HBO’s mini-series “The Jinx.” In the series, Durst, 71, alleges that he saw his mother on the home’s roof before she jumped off and died when he was 7-years old.

The house stayed in the family until the death of Durst’s father, Seymour Durst, in 1995, when it sold for $1.6 million, according to public records. The home last sold in 2003. The seven-bedroom house spans 6,407 square feet, according to its listing when the home hit the market last week, according to Zillow.com.

Durst was arrested last month at a New Orleans hotel and charged with murdering his friend, Susan Berman, in Los Angeles in 2000. Durst and his lawyers have maintained his innocence. He also faces drug and weapons charges related to items police say they found during his arrest.

The New York home, a “Normandy stone Tudor” built in 1930, is in the neighborhood’s “most desirable tree-lined lanes” with a “grand and gracious setting for elegant entertaining and relaxed everyday living,” according to the listing. The home also includes a “sweeping marble staircase salvaged from the original Waldorf-Astoria,” the description adds.

Robert Durst's childhood home is pictured in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Durst’s wealthy childhood, as an heir to his family’s billion-dollar real estate fortune, is evident in the luxurious home. With beamed ceilings and five fireplaces, the house has an indoor and an outdoor dining room. The real estate agent for the home did not respond to a request for comment.

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In addition to a “peaceful solarium,” the house has an attached, three-car garage and a custom-designed chandelier that resembles a basket of roses, the listing states. And the commute to Grand Central Station in Manhattan is only 32 minutes via the train.

ht_durst_home_2_kab_150403_4x3_992It’s likely the latest owners have updated the home in the last 20 years. The home’s listing boasts of “custom millwork” and “separate guest/maid’s quarters.”

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