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Owned By One Family for 90 Years, UES Mansion Wants $25M

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Built 130 years ago, the 22-foot-wide townhouse at 132 East 71st Street holds a lot of history. It's been owned by the Bakwin family for nearly 90 years, and the 9,000-square-foot space has never been chopped up into multiple units, meaning that the layout is exactly the same as it was in 1884. The house, which the Bakwins filled with their extensive art collection, features original wood paneling, several fireplaces, French doors, and even a dumbwaiter and service stair. The third floor is just as it was in the 19th century, configured with several staff bedrooms, and the home has an elevator, private backyard, rooftop deck, and a solarium. It just hit the market for $25 million, which wouldn't seem that crazy if everything was in tip-top shape, but considering it hasn't been upgraded in a few decades, it's in need of some serious renovations.

· Listing: 132 East 71st Street [Brown Harris Stevens via StreetEasy]