We can finally peek inside the home of the world’s second-richest man

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We can finally gawk at the home of the world’s second-richest man.
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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s 20,000-square-foot mansion became one of the most expensive public listings in New York City when it hit the market this spring.

At that time, the landmarked, Beaux-Arts masterpiece was listed with facade photos only. Now, interior photos of the home owned by the world’s second-richest man have finally surfaced.

Listing agency Sotheby’s International Real Estate has recently uploaded pictures of the house, giving us a better look at what a 25-room, $80 million townhouse looks like.

The house was originally built in 1901 and is officially named the Benjamin N. and Sarah Duke House.

Keep scrolling for a tour of the townhouse that’s neighbors with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Slim’s Fifth Avenue palace holds court on the Upper East’s Side’s “Gold Coast.”

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It sits at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, directly across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The corner location ensures that plenty of sun hits its historic, limestone and brick facade.

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The newly posted photos reveal a predictably spacious, French Renaissance-style pad.

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The wood paneling in this room was hand-carved, according to the listing.

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Windows drench the house in sunlight while providing a view of the tree-lined streets.

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The 20,000-square-foot house has 25 rooms and 11 fireplaces.

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An iron staircase stretches up five floors.

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Early 20th-century workmanship is on display throughout the immaculately preserved house.

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Terrace views of the Met are part of the magic.

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