Versailles-Like Townhouse On New York’s Upper East Side To Hit The Market For $55 Million

A superb example of Upper East Side opulence is this Beaux-Arts Classicism six-story townhouse. With an enviable location just 100 yards from Central Park, this landmarked building offers three units in one grand mansion. Currently, all three units are being rented out, presently a unique investment opportunity. But for homeowners who want to live large, the entire home provides a stunning environment with all the glamour and prestige of a royal residence.

The 22-room house has an elaborate exterior built of Italian limestone. The interior features hand-painted art murals, 24-carat gilded panels and crown moldings, French windows, cathedral ceilings, dramatic wrought-iron staircases, a private courtyard, an extra-large elevator and a top floor penthouse/common area with a large terrace and balcony with Central Park views.

“This grand mansion, inspired by old-world opulence and fit for royalty, has awe-inspiring details for those who appreciate the finer things in life,” says Compass listing agent Silvette Julian. “Taking cues from the Palace of Versailles, this townhouse can serve as a royal residence or a unique investment opportunity.”

The three distinct residential units include a triplex, a duplex and a Penthouse unit. The most grand is the triplex, which has rented for up to $60K per month. It offers over 5,600 feet of gold-and-marble opulence. Lavish ornamentation decreases as one moved from the triplex to the duplex to the penthouse: the triplex really does look like Versailles, with gilt, marble, mirrors and heavily ornamented cove ceilings. The duplex has tall, classic windows, marble fireplaces and parquet flooring, but is simpler in décor, with white walls and a modern sensibility. The penthouse is more modern still, with a restrained aesthetic and sliders leading out to jaw-dropping views of Manhattan and Central Park.

At one point, the house became home to the Fleming School, a well-known private girls’ school. Since those days, it has been totally restored to residential comfort and elegance.

At East 62nd Street, the unique home is on one of the most prominent, quiet blocks of Manhattan’s fashionable Upper East Side. Close by are the city – and the country’s – finest shops, restaurants, museums and galleries. 

The building looks historic, but has all the modern amenities, including modern fireproof construction, a sprinkler system, central heating and air conditioning and alarm systems.

Offered at $55 million, this is a rare opportunity to own a part of the best of Manhattan.

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