Considering an 18-month renovation and wondering whether the hotel bill will be worth it? Take as an example 42 East 20th Street #PHA, which hit the market today after 18 months of work on the 4,500-square-foot, 5BR, 4.5BA space. There's no floorplan, a difficult flaw to forgive in a $7.2 million listing in the Bullmoose. But the brokerbabble gives the layout: the first floor includes three bedrooms, a library, kitchen, butler's pantry, and 1,700-bottle wine room. The second floor is the master suite, complete with 1,000-square-foot terrace. As befits a duplex penthouse with room for 1,700 bottles of wine, there's a wet bar on each floor.
· Listing: 42 East 20th Street [Elliman]