Most townhouses on the market are not 30 feet wide nor are most asking $42 million. That's what makes the townhouse at 128 East 73rd Street stick out in the pack of exceptional and exceptionally pricey Manhattan houses for sale. The Upper East Side mansion was built by A. Wallace McCrae in 1928 and, in this millennium, received a makeover by Peter Marino, the "leather daddy of luxury", that is pleasantly subdued. The townhouse is owned by the estate of the co-founders of fashion firm Bernard Chaus, the late Bernard and Josephine Chaus, who purchased the townhouse for an unrecorded sum in 1987 (h/t NYO). Today, the 9,500-square-foot house is on the market for $42 million.
· Open Wide: Broad Upper East Side Behemoth Hits the Market for $42M [NYO]
· Listing: 128 East 73rd Street [BHS via StreetEasy]
· On the Market archives [Curbed]