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Former AmEx CEO Wants $10.5M for UES House With Cabaret

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Since The Real Deal reported that former American Express Centurion Bank CEO Frank Skillern was readying to hoist his Upper East Side townhouse onto the market for $10,450,000, we've been awaiting the listing. And here she is, complete with photos and the six-level floorplan. What makes this townhouse different from all other townhouses? 127 East 62nd Street has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a powder room over its 4,250 square feet—and a ground-floor cabaret (above), famous among the elite set for hosting performances from the likes of Michael Feinstein. (Skillern and his wife are apparently Broadway buffs.) The top floor is entirely taken up by a media room with a projector, black leather seats, and shelving for about a billion items. Per New York Social Diary:

Anyone invited to the New York townhouse of Frank and Mary Skillern will tell you two things about them. They are consummate hosts and are both passionately devoted to the arts. Their home in the East 60s boasts a jewel box of a theater where the leading lights of Broadway and cabaret often entertain the Skillern guess. Frank loves giving tours of the house especially the fifth floor library that contains a collection of videos, DVDs and tapes of literally hundreds of musicals, rivaling that of the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library. Rounding out the property's specs are a finished basement, private elevator, garden, patio, and several wood-burning fireplaces. Skillern and his wife are downsizing to an apartment in the area.

· Listing: 127 East 62nd Street [Leslie Garfield via StreetEasy]
· Former AmEx CEO lists townhouse for $10M [TRD]