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    Default New York's most expensive house on sale for $90million

    New York’s most expensive house has gone on sale for a whopping $90million (£56million).
    The mansion in Manhattan’s opulent Upper East Side boasts ten bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, three kitchens, a wood-panelled library, an elevator, a gym and a garden.
    If you think the asking price is a tad steep you could always choose to rent it for a more moderate $210,000 (£130,000) a month.

    Fancy living here? The New York townhouse's asking price is a record-breaking $90million


    Should someone stump up the cash, it would smash apart the previous record holder, held by The Harkness Mansion at 4 East 75 Street, which billionaire J. Christopher Flowers bought for $53million (£32million) five years ago

    Should someone stump up the cash, it would smash apart the previous record holder, held by The Harkness Mansion at 4 East 75 Street, which billionaire J. Christopher Flowers bought for $53million (£32million) five years ago.
    The French Gothic mansion on East 80 Street was built in the early 1900s by dime store magnate Frank Winfield Woolworth for his daughter, Helena. It is nestled between two other mansions he also had built at 2 and 6 East 80 Street for his other daughters Edna and Jessie. The two other townhouses remain intact also.
    They were all constructed by the architect Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert who designed city and country homes for the wealthy.

    Opulent: The house was completed in 1916 for Frank Woolworth's middle daughter, Helena

    Pre-war: It has been completely renovated to a pre-war design and has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and three kitchens

    If the mansion sells for the $90million asking price it will beat previous New York record holder The Harkness Mansion sold for $53million in 2006

    The house, which at 35ft wide has been completely renovated into a pre-war style, was bought in 1995 for a mere $6million (£3.7million) by the late gym magnate Lucille Roberts when it was used as a men’s gym.
    Stretching over more than 18,000 square feet, the new owners will be able to comfortably a dinner party, thanks to the dining room which seats over 50.
    New York townhouse super-broker Paula Del Nunziom from Brown Harris Stevens, will be attempting the massive sale and has written up a lavish description.
    She starts: ‘Completed in 1916, the imposing limestone façade of this neo-French Renaissance mansion features a central foyer opening to a grand entry hall providing access to the main residence.

    ‘With a massive fireplace, the enormous entry includes three closets and an elegant powder room, access to a kitchen in the rear as well as the wide landing of the grand master staircase.’
    But Del Nunziom need not worry. She was responsible for The Harkness Mansion sale in 2006 for $53million (£32million) and since 2007 has sold 43 townhouses worth a combined $700million (£433million).
    So, why the enormous asking price?
    She explains: ‘While the other great mansions that have come on the market in New York have been shells requiring total renovation, this is the only mansion to be formally available that has been fully renovated in a traditional prewar style.’

    Read more: New York's most expensive house goes on sale for a staggering $90million | Mail Online

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    $90M worth of tacky, imo.

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    Looks like a movie set.
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    I can find a much better way to spend $90 million.
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    I could shit in a different bathroom every day for a week and still have 4 left over. Yep.
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    I hate the over wrought Victorian kitsch, but what kind of mumble minded moron turns a New York mansion into a men's gym?!

    Crimes against architecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azoria View Post
    what kind of mumble minded moron turns a New York mansion into a men's gym?!

    Crimes against architecture.
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    1 day in that place and I'd shoot myself.
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    I know its huge, but even so, they managed to cram an extreme amount of fug into it.
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    The rugs and upholstery are spectacularly vile.

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    I think the motto here was "Leave no space uncovered or color missing". Maybe it was a contest?
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    In their favor, I will say I love the paintings. I wonder if they're real or repros of old masters.
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    I agree that it is not my taste, but I think the place is actually staged in order to sell it. 90million for a home? Hmmm, my guess is that only an oil tycoon, probably foreign (Russian or MiddleEastern), can afford that place these days and, believe it or not, that over the top, tacky, gold embozed, super cliche shit sells to that type. That's my guess anyway.

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    Had I the money for it, I could live with the walls and floors, rip everything out of it, and start over with an architect. The marble pillars, the arched doorways, the huge windows and gorgeous wood floors are wonderful - it's the gaudy, Dracula's castle decor that's vomit-inducing. Redoing it would probably put me over my "budget" though....
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