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Posted On: 8 May 2012 03:55 pm
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Qatar prime minister's bid for Huguette Clark's apartments rejected despite $31.5MILLION bid

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Don't pack your bags yet, sheikh. The prime minister of Qatar, who laid down a staggering $31.5million bid for two apartments belonging to copper heiress Huguette Clark was stonewalled by the building's co-op board, which reportedly won't accept his bid. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani was picked by Clark's estate after submitting the bid, which will not go through after his plans to combine the two apartments into one were revealed. Screen Shot 2012-05-08 at 15.45.09.png The reclusive Clark, who was 104 years old when she died, had not lived in any of the apartments for decades but kept her enormous $3million doll collection at the prestigious address. Also up for sale was the top floor of the building, which was sold to hedge fund manager Boaz Weinstein for $24million. Screen Shot 2012-05-08 at 15.46.25.pngScreen Shot 2012-05-08 at 15.46.34.png The New York Daily News reported last month that one potential buyer who toured the homes said that all three needed work and one kitchen contained appliances from 1915. Known as apartments 8W and 8E, 8W has a view of Central Park and is described as the most liveable, while 8E does not and is described as the plainest. When she was alive the three apartments cost the Montana copper heiress $28,500 a month in co-op fees, or $342,000 a year. Dying in May of last year with an estimated fortune of $400 million, Huguette Clark spent most of the last days of her life at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City checked in under a pseudonym. Screen Shot 2012-05-08 at 15.47.53.pngScreen Shot 2012-05-08 at 15.48.04.png And even though Clark never even lived in the Connecticut home, it was maintained by her staff, as was the Fifth Avenue apartments. Court documents show that the enigmatic multi-millionaire spent $3.745 million on the up-keep of 907 Fifth Avenue in the last 15 years of her life. Famously, Mrs Clark also kept her $3million collection of dolls in her Upper East Side homes but now these have been carefully packed away into storage to protect their value. As well as the Fifth Avenue apartments, the heiress owned two other mansions across the United States in Santa Barbara, California, and New Canaan, Connecticut. The property in Connecticut at 104 Dans Highway was re-listed in February of this year with Christie's International Real Estate for $19.8million. Mailonline