After an audacious plan to double her money by buying 21 East 84th Street in 2007 for $12.1 million and then almost instantly re-listing it for for $24.5 million didn't work out, Lily Lee Lee Wong is bringing the Madison Avenue home back on the market for $19.9 million. The 120-year-old building is one-third of a trio of brick and terra cotta houses built on Madison Avenue and 84th Street in 1892 by John Duncan (Grant's Tomb, Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn), and is within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Museum Historical District. Of the three buildings, however, 21 East 84th enjoys frontage along 84th Street, so there are a lot of windows for a townhouse.
The property has four bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, and 6,000 square feet of living space spread over four floors. Brokerbabble describes the interior as "tastefully renovated", and it has been by someone with a taste for fireplaces ensconced in mirrored walls. We're curious as to what the rest of the home looks like (more pictures please, broker MLS, and a floor plan!), aside from the bedrooms and the kitchen. There is a commercial tenant at street level with a separate entrance on Madison Avenue.
· Longtime wannabe UES townhouse-flipper lists mansion for $19.9M, with option to rent [TRD]
· 21 East 84th Street, #1 [MLS]