For heaven’s sake, move!
A wealthy widow who had bit parts on “Charlie’s Angels” in the 1970s has been squatting in her dead hubby’s luxury apartment at the ultra-tony Pierre Hotel — even though the pad was sold for $9.85 million more than a year ago.
Tara Kulukundis, 73, refuses to hand over the keys to the Fifth Ave. home — despite the executors of her spouse’s estate telling her to get out.
Fed up with her stalling, executors Albert Sigal and Barbara de Mare filed a petition in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Friday asking a judge to issue an order booting Kulukundis from the high-end home. The executors said they and a buyer agreed to a sale on the apartment in September 2016 and Kulukundis’ refusal to leave could cause the deal to collapse.
“More than one year later, (Kulukundis) has refused to vacate and turn over the Pierre apartment or, aside from a single visit on Nov. 17, 2016, even to permit access to the Pierre apartment to the (executors),” they said in an affidavit.
If Kulukundis’ luxury squatting sounds familiar, that’s because she pulled the same stunt at her husband’s $25 million Southampton mansion in 2013. The executors had to go to court to pry her from that home — which was under contract for sale at the time.
If Kulukundis doesn’t move out of the Pierre Hotel apartment, she could bankrupt the estate with her mounting bills, according to the executors.
The estate currently shells out $19,200 a month to cover her maintenance bills at the apartment. That figure doesn’t include the $6,000 a month the estate pays for her personal chauffeur, housekeeper and other staff.
In their petition, the executors make clear that Kulukundis wouldn’t end up homeless if she were evicted from the Pierre.
They said they’ve offered to find her a suitable rental apartment and pay for it.
The widow also owns a recently renovated apartment at the Sutton House in Tudor City. But Kulukundis sees that place more as a “giant walk-in closet” than a place to rest her head, the executors say.
Kulukundis’ husband, shipping magnate M. Michael Kulukundis, died in 2010, leaving behind $81 million worth of real estate. But he had multiple mortgages totaling $61.7 million, which has forced the executors to sell his properties in order to fulfill his wishes of caring for his wife for the rest of her life.
The estate and a buyer inked a sales contract on the Pierre apartment on Sept. 26, 2016. The buyer has already plunked down $2 million. But if Kulukundis doesn’t move soon, the deal will go belly up and the estate will have to return the money, the executors say.
They also say there’s been a financial toll from Kulukundis clinging to homes.
“In the recent past, the estate has incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in moving and storage costs to assist the recalcitrant (Kulukundis) out of a five-story townhouse on E. 67th St. in Manhattan and a five-acre beachfront house in Southampton,” the executors said in their filing.
Kulukundis did not respond to a request for comment.
A lawyer for the executors also did not respond to a request for comment.
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