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Former Fortunoff house in Old Westbury lists at $3.95 million

This grand Old Westbury home was once owned

This grand Old Westbury home was once owned by Fortunoff department store heir Alan Fortunoff and his wife, Helene. It is on the market in July 2015 for $3.95 million. Credit: Laffey Fine Homes

A grand Old Westbury house that was once owned by Helene and Alan Fortunoff, the son of the Fortunoff department store founders, is on the market for $3.95 million.

The more than two-acre property is owned by Jennifer Michaels, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's finance director, and Howard Michaels, the founder, chairman and chief executive of The Carlton Group, an international real estate investment banking firm.

Built in 1924, the eight-bedroom house, with seven bathrooms and a half-bath, has been refurbished and has eight fireplaces, millwork and moldings, as well as a domed, paneled staircase that leads to the second floor. The third level includes a movie theater and guest suite.

Alan Fortunoff's parents Max and Clara Fortunoff founded their eponymous department store in Brooklyn in 1922, moving it to Westbury in 1964. It closed in 2009.

The house is listed with Janet Berookhim of Laffey Fine Homes.


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