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$29M Townhouse Aims to Set an Upper West Side Record

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In 1996, the townhouse at 24 West 71st Street set a neighborhood price record when it sold for $4.275 million. Now, nearly two decades later, it looks to do it again, but for a much higher price. The historic house is back on the market, asking a cool $29 million. The current record holder on the Upper West Side is 247 Central Park West, which sold for $25 million earlier this year. The townhouse is impeccable and features, according to the Times, "fanciful terra-cotta embellishments and distinctive interior millwork." It underwent a "museum-grade restoration" in the late 1980s, and the current owners have maintained it.

The Times elaborates on the restoration:

The brokerbabble spares no details outlining the home's features, but the Times has a TL;DR version:

The home now has six bedrooms, six and a half baths, 10 gas fireplaces, an elevator, a Japanese-inspired spa and auxiliary kitchens on the garden level (used as a home office and conference room) and on the top floor, a self-contained suite most recently used by the owners' parents. The third floor is the designated master level, with a front library and den, a bold black marble powder room and a rear bedroom with dual baths, one with a sunken tub and two exposures, the other with a shower and a wall of closets.

· Upper West Side Townhouse for $29 Million [NYT]
· Listing: 24 West 71st Street [Vandenberg, Inc. - The Townhouse Experts via StreetEasy]