The Upper East Side's tony Crown restaurant, located in a limestone townhouse on East 81st Street, shuttered because the aforementioned townhouse's owner wanted to make a lot of money by selling it. And she/he/they may be right, given that the neo-Renaissance-style mansion listed in November asking $63 million, which made it the most expensive townhouse on the market at that time. (Now, of course, Carlos Slim's 20,000-square-foot mansion, which wants $80 million, has blown it out of the water.)
In any case, after a broker switch, the 17,250-square-foot property (but don't forget the 2,300 square feet of outdoor space!) reappeared on the market today with a slightly reduced price tag: $59 million. Its 24 rooms include 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 7 half-bathrooms, and 11 fireplaces. Broker Tal Alexander stressed the flexibility of the place, because it is also zoned for commercial use, telling the Post, "as a gallery for a family collection, a private members club like Lou Lou's, an arts club, a consulate or, of course, a mega-mansion." Of course.
· Listing: 24 East 81st Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· Live in the Crown restaurant's former digs [NYP]
· All Crown coverage [Eater NY]
· New York City's Most Expensive Townhouse Listed for $63M [Curbed]
· 81st St. Mansion Could Be NYC's Most Expensive Townhouse [Curbed]
· All 24 East 84th Street coverage [Curbed]