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Lenox Hill's Ramped-Up Postmodern Manse Wants $40M

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"One of the finest examples of postmodern excellence" snuck onto the market this long weekend, and is asking a bonkers $40 million. The five-story townhouse on 65th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues was built in 1941 by William Hamby and George Nelson, a member of the Architecture Committee of the Museum of Modern Art. Maybe taking a queue from 1937's Guggenheim Museum, the townhouse elevates open-layout to a new level (pun intended) with its non-traditional floorplan and gratuitous use of ramps. Perhaps it's the home's questionable interesting mix of postmodern and classical interiors that had the tipster who sent us the listing wondering if the property is a $40 million tear-down.

· Listing: 17 East 65th Street [Elliman]
· Adventures in Interior Design archives [Curbed]