It may not look like it from the interiors, but the townhouse at 327 West 76th Street—which just hit the market for $18.95 million—is a bit of an odd duck. According to an old Streetscapes piece in the New York Times, the house sits amid a cluster of homes that are of two alternating designs, while this one is wildly different. Where the surrounding houses are made of brownstone with loggias facing the street, this house is faced with bright red brick, has a circular bay window, and is much shorter than its neighbors. "It's as anticontextual as a glass skyscraper in the West Village," writes Christopher Gray. But the unusual exterior is just one of its attributes. The 8,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms over six stories, which are connected via an elevator, and there's also a roof deck, seven wood-burning fireplaces, two kitchens, and even more. It last sold six years ago for $8.8 million, and the $10 million price jump can be attributed to a gut renovation that turned the house from apartments back into one massive single-family home.
· Listing: 327 West 76th Street [Brown Harris Stevens]
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