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Buy Three Adjacent UES Townhouses for $120M

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[Photo via The New York Daily News]

This week in Upper East Side megamansions: three adjacent townhouses on East 62nd Street have just been put on the market, and they're asking a whopping $120 million.

The three six-story properties at 12-16 East 62nd Street are currently split into 13 different apartments, but they are being marketed as a single package by Douglas Elliman. Together, they have a combined 30,000 square feet, plus 23 fireplaces, 11 terraces, and two roof decks. The same unidentified seller has also placed a nearby (though not adjacent) brownstone on the market for $35 million.

though the identity of the seller is not clear, The Daily News links the entity to the famous Safra banking family, whose patriarch Edmond Safra died in a mysterious fire on the French Riviera in 1999. His brother, Joseph Safra, has an estimated net worth of $17 billion.

According to Elliman broker Sabrina Saltiel, this listing is unique in that the three townhouses are "basically identical," with one continuous cornice and floors and ceilings that "line up," making them easier to merge into one enormous Borg mansion.
· Triplet Townhouses on New York's Upper East Side Seek $120 Million [WSJ]
· Firm with links to secretive Safra banking dynasty wants $120M for would-be Upper East Side mega-mansion [NYDN]