After spending two years as a (very expensive) rental occupied by the Argentine mission to the UN, a massive, five-story townhouse on the Upper East Side has just hit the market. It's asking price? An impressive $21 million.
The 23'-wide, brick and brownstone at 26 East 80th Street townhouse was built in 1888 by architect Charles Graham, who designed four brownstones on the block. Lots of original details have been maintained, including a restored facade and stoop, old-growth oak parquet floors, pocket doors, moldings and wainscoting, bay windows, and seven wood-burning fireplaces. The place has also been renovated with lots of modern amenities, including a gym and wine cellar. There's also a lush, planted rooftop garden and an elevator set to be installed in June 2015.