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The Most Expensive Townhouse in NYC

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

Take an inside look at the history and grandeur of our listing at 12 East 69th Street— the most expensive townhouse in New York City at $79 million.

The original architect of this mansion, William Bosworth, famously designed Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate in Westchester County. Under the auspices of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Bosworth was commissioned to restore the Palace of Versailles, France, which influenced the owners of this home, as seen in the scale and design of the rooms throughout.

What makes this home so unique?

  • It is the only renovated mansion of a 40 feet width available between Fifth and Madison on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

  • The location is just two townhouses from Fifth Avenue and the 843 acres of Central Park.

  • East 69th Street is an exceptional residential, tree-lined block without buses or dense traffic streaming in and out of Central Park. A recent sale at $77.1 M in a nearby location not only required renovation but also the block has crosstown buses heading for Fifth Avenue.

  • The amenities of the house include an indoor saline swimming pool, gym and a duplex cinema.

  • It contains 20,000 interior square feet on six levels, and every level has windows and light from the outside - there are no subterranean levels.

  • There are an incredible four huge windows both front and back which flood the interior with light - very rare for a mansion this large.

  • The staircase is superbly designed without consuming a large percentage of the interior space.

  • There are 6 total rooms each spanning 40 feet in width.

To see even more of 12 East 69th Street, visit the listing page and contact broker Paula Del Nunzio for more info.



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