We don’t usually make posts about a single real estate listing. Except for when it’s an $84.5 million, 15,000 sqft., 1903 Beaux-Arts mansion and an architectural paean to excess.
As Modlin Group will have you know, this townhouse was built by John H. Duncan—architect of Grant’s Tomb—and restored by the noted William T. Georgis.
“Forever” sculpture aside, it’s splendiferous. First, a tour of its features.
In addition to being proudly only “7 minutes [from] Whole Foods Market,” the house features a plunge pool, two-storey closet, small bone cabinetry, and uncountable fireplaces.
I could go on.
OK, I will—
—Carrara marble, mahogany pocket doors, original hardware, Parquet de Versailles flooring, skylights, a temperature-controlled vault for furs, a Biszet cosmetics refrigerator (is this… a thing?)
Should I keep going at this point?
Probably not, but:
custom sinks, anti-fog mirrors, Waterworks tubs, Hermès leather walls, a billiard room, a media rom with a wet bar,
Are we getting close to the end?
It’s hard to tell at this point.
a Zen garden, Central Park views, a massage room, Creston system, LCD TV-embedded mirrors, and keyless entry.
We made it.
But the most impressive part of the house—arguably even more saliva-inducing than its myriad features or million-dollar art collection —is its floor plan.