UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – Got $56 million lying around? If you do, then you may be the mystery buyer of the lavish Upper East Side townhouse that sold for this price earlier this month.
The seven-story mansion at 12 East 63rd St. was first listed for sale for $77 million in 2015, according to The New York Times, which first reported on the sale.
Clad in brick and limestone, the 13,000 square foot home was built in 1910 between Fifth and Madison avenues. Among its long list of amenities: seven bedrooms, a private rooftop garden, an upstairs master suite, a “resort-style fitness center” with a swimming pool and massage room, a library, and a internal elevator to connect them all.
The previous owner, Greenwood Properties II LLC, bought it for $19.6 million in 2010, according to city records. Major renovations helped raise the price by the time it was sold to the new buyer, which is listed in city records only as “12E63 LLC.”
The Corcoran Group’s listing describes the townhouse as “cascading over seven luxurious levels”, making it “ideal for those who like to entertain”.
Other features include a chef’s kitchen with stone countertops and high-end appliances, a screening room, a reception gallery, an “entertainment area” with a built-in bar, and “separate staff quarters.”
“Every element carefully planned, every aspect beautifully considered; this remarkable residence unfolds with perfection, passion and poise amidst some of Fifth Avenue’s finest homes,” the listing reads.
The rooftop garden offers views of Midtown and Central Park, according to the Times. The bedroom on the first floor, meanwhile, includes a fireplace, a huge bathroom and even a private terrace.
The sale was brokered by Carrie Chang of Corcoran.
The purchase is the most expensive in New York so far this year, according to the Times. Earlier this month, another mansion thirty blocks north on East 93rd Street was sold for $20 million to paper magnate Peter Brant.