HBO co-president Richard Plepler purchased the townhouse at 151 East 72nd Street in 2002 for $8.19M. After an extensive renovation of the 18.5-foot-wide, 7,000-square-foot home, he tossed it back on the market for $18.5M back in 2008, but delisted it after just a month. No word on how long he plans on marketing the property this time, but the listing is back, asking $16.5M. If Plepler plans to double his money, he's going to have to find a buyer interested in a glorified three bedroom. Of course, the master bedroom is truly something to behold, a two-story number with his and hers dressing rooms, dual master baths, and 20-foot ceilings, accessed by elevator, that measures more than 1,400 square feet. On the downside, thanks to an addition, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of a garden, and the sizable terrace off the third floor is accessed through the bedroom.
· 151 East 72nd Street [Streeteasy]
· HBO chief lists UES townhouse for $16.5M [The Real Deal]