Bravo's extremely popular TV show Million Dollar Listing New York features broker Michael Lorber, seen above. As the son of Douglas Elliman chair Howard Lorber (who's also the chair of Nathan's Hot Dogs, oddly enough), he's real estate royalty—the kind of kid who spent his college summers being mentored by Donald Trump instead of working at some minimum-wage job where "smoke breaks" meant getting high in the parking lot.
Even so, the first season of Million Dollar Listing New York was not kind to Lorber, as he failed to score many big deals. Our sister site Curbed New York was especially blistering in its assessment of his lack of talent. Could it be he's hampered by his philosophy of life, which he explained to Gotham magazine? "I follow the philosophy: 'Think Yiddish, dress British.'" Actually, we kind of love that.
According to a tipster, Lorber was in town not long ago checking out houses on the Main Line—not to move here, but to invest. The tipster says he was particularly impressed by the above eight-bedroom house in Bryn Mawr. We don't know if there's truth to this rumor, but here's the scoop on the home, which was designed by renowned Main Line architect Walter K. Durham. It's a bit of a stunner.
Size: 8 beds, 8.5 baths, 11,873 square feet
Outdoor space: 5.8 acres with specimen plantings, flagstone terraces and sweeping lawns
Extras: Pool and pool house; 3 fireplaces
· Listing: 853 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Bryn Mawr [Prudential Fox & Roach - Bryn Mawr]