UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – An extravagant Upper East Side townhouse has been listed for sale last week for $ 80 million – an amount that would break Manhattan’s record for a single-family home if bought at that price.
The seven story, 15,000 square foot townhouse at 973 5th Ave. is near the corner of East 79th Street – just across from Central Park and next to the NYU Institute of Fine Arts and the Cultural Services Headquarters of the French Embassy.
Its owner is David Leuschen, founder of an energy investment firm and former partner of Goldman Sachs, who bought the house in 2012 for $ 42 million, Bloomberg first reported.
Built in 1906 and designed by the famous firm McKim Meade and White, the mansion is “an intact masterpiece” that has been recently renovated, according to the SEO by Corcoran.
It has 16-foot ceilings with stunning views of Central Park, large entertainment rooms as well as smaller spaces, as well as a rooftop garden and patio with 180-degree views of the park and the rooftops. of Midtown.
The borough’s current record for a single-family home sale is $ 77 million, for the 2019 purchase of an East 67th Street townhouse owned by billionaire Phillip Falcone, according to Bloomberg.