A five-year gut renovation at 232 East 63rd Street created this 11,400-square-foot single-family mansion. It's the kind of square footage that allows for goodies?in this case, five outdoor spaces, a movie theater, and an "award-winning indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi." And those are the kinds of goodies that usually lead a seller to seek an exorbitant price. But this time, the market begs to differ. The house first hit the market a year ago asking $27 million, but it just got a 22 percent PriceChop to $21 million. (Maybe it's worried about the new competition.) The owner (an LLC) paid just $6.96 million in 2008, but that was before all the fun add-ons.
The brokerbabble on this one is quite extensive, so let's excerpt. First, the impressive-sounding entrance:
Enter into a grand foyer with a heated marble floor, Corinthian detailed columns, a sweeping two-story oval staircase and additional access to the private garage. A library and social room in the rear features an oversized marble powder room, hand painted gilded moldings, gold and crystal chandelier and mahogany wood paneling, which open onto the large south-facing garden with stone paneled parting walls, surround sound audio and gas grill. Without laying eyes on the property, our other favorite floor is the fifth. Here's why:
The homes fifth floor was designed for entertainment. In front, a raised seat home theatre with projection screen, tufted fabric paneled walls, velvet curtains, and marble bath with custom vanity. In rear, a hand painted gold leaf wallpaper billiard and cigar room with balcony, gas fireplace, and wet bar. A maids room with marble powder room is a bonus to this floor. If only it were possible to watch movies from the bathtub (or, for that matter, the pool).
Here it all is on the floorplan:
· Listing: 232 East 63rd Street [Leslie Garfield]
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