Back in 2010, the Aby Rosen-developed blockbuster of a townhouse at 3 East 94th Street on the Upper East Side had been on a price change roller coaster before finally selling. Well, after a six-year hiatus, the stately six-bedroom home is back, asking $29 million.
A little bit of history: Aby Rosen purchased the early 20th-century home in 2005 for just $6.8 million and proceeded to give the place a revamp that brought about a sauna and massive 400-bottle wine cellar, among with other fancy new amenities. With those changes came an enormous $20.7 million price hike before eventually selling for $18.5 million in 2010 to former president of American Express, the late Edward Gilligan.
According to its listing description, the house has since received a gut renovation in 2012 which may explain why the price has ballooned back up to $29 million. The sprawling home is spread across seven levels, serviced by an elevator, and includes a huge library, gym, media room, mud room, wet bar, and several walk-in closets. Much of the house, like the kitchen, fireplaces, and common rooms, have been modernized, keeping just a hint of its turn-of-the-century charm in place. French doors, custom cabinetry, marble countertops, and a stunning skylight are other details that are scattered throughout.
There is a terrace that spans the width of the library and the garden level welcomes a pretty large outdoor entertaining area and sweeping garden.