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.’
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