Got $63m to spare? The most expensive New York City townhouse ever

Feeling flush? Got $63m to spare? Then you could be the proud owner of the most expensive townhouse ever to go on sale in Manhattan.

You do get rather a lot for your money – the six storey, 32ft-wide limestone mansion spans 17,850 sqft, including 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 2,300sqft of outside space.


East 81st Street, New York, $63m

According to the listing, the property features “soaring ceilings, expansive windows, classic moldings, tall doorways, extensive millwork, herringbone flooring and 11 fireplaces” – because 10 fireplaces are never quite enough.
If entertaining is your thing, then you’re in luck: there are several grand spaces for schmoozing with the glitterati, and a professional grade kitchen to keep them all properly fed.


The mansion spans 17,850 sqft


The building includes some late gothic features


There are several grand spaces for schmoozing with the glitterati

The neo-Renaissance building, which includes some late gothic features, was built around 1900 for Jeremiah C Lyons, who was instrumental in the development of New York City. The architects who designed it, Buchman & Fox, also masterminded the Bonwit Teller building at Fifth Avenue and 39th Street and the Annex of the New York Times in 1915.
The property even comes with air rights of 15,000ft, meaning you’ll be able to erect a really big flag telling everybody that you’re one of the richest people in NYC.
The property is on the market with Corcoran in partnership with John Taylor. For further information, buyers can call 001 212 355 3550.

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