It sounds like the owner of the treasure-filled Upper East Side townhouse at 132 East 62nd Street is reneging on their plan to sell their five-bedroom, six-bathroom home along with all of its furnishings and invaluable artwork for $27 million. Instead, the townhouse has reappeared on the market as a $65,000-per-month rental with the option to buy it unfurnished for $22 million, NYDN reports. The home first appeared on the market in March, offering up its bevy of priceless aesthetic goods like artwork by Anish Kapoor, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Piet Mondrian; books signed by William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote and Joan Didion; a Baccarat crystal chandelier; a gold-plated couch; and an oil painting by Frank Sinatra. Whoever chooses to rent this townhouse, one of the city's priciest rentals at the time, will have the benefit of lounging amidst the goods.
The townhouse formerly belonged to jewelry designer Suzanne Sheik, who did a two-year renovation on the home before selling it to "an accomplished designer" for $14 million in 2010. Said accomplished designer, who's trying to offload the property now, renovated the home for an additional three years; an act which apparently compels a $13 million pay day (only $8 million now, with the lowered ask.)
· Upper East Side mansion jam-packed with priceless artifacts now renting for $65K a month [NYDN]
· Rental Listing: 132 East 62nd Street [Town]
· $27M UES Mansion Includes Famous Artwork, Golden Couch [Curbed]