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Intense Upper East Side Townhouse Wants $85,000/Month

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Leather floors, Venetian stucco walls, and a glass-enclosed "dining conservatory" that's only vaguely reminiscent of an Embassy Suites lobby make this five-story townhouse, now renting for $85,000 a month, sufficiently funky. The townhouse on East 81st Street between Madison and Park avenues belongs to developer Shahab Karmely, and was last on the market asking $23 million in 2013 following a renovation that converted its ground-floor medical offices into a kitchen and family room. There's a whole lot going on in this house; good thing the backyard's a great place to escape from it all.

· Listing: 48 East 81st Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· Upper East Side House Returns, Renovation Done, For $23M [Curbed]
· Funky Friday Listing archives [Curbed]