The owners of 120 East 71st Street paid $5.7 million for the five-story house three years ago, and promptly went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission with an ambitious?and neighbor-hated?renovation plan. The LPC didn't approve the proposal the first time around, but eventually the owners had their way: the house now looks like the "after" shot above. And it's back on the market! The new ask is $18.9 million, so no, this redo's not just cosmetic. The brokerbabble tells us more:
After a three-year gut renovation beginning in 2009, this 6,600 square foot house with additional outdoor spaces. The house has been outfitted with every possible modern amenity. Beginning with replacing the joists with new steel material, a new limestone facade and stairwell, no expense has been spared on this masterpiece.
Luxury finishes include the Smallbone kitchen, two SubZero refrigerators, Miele appliances, marble fireplaces, marble laid foyer, new elevator and Pella windows. Other amenities include zoned central air-conditioning, low voltage lighting, television, audio, communication, security system and wine storage for over 1000 bottles. Of course, a picture is worth a thousand listing words: