The listing for this 25-room townhouse at 7 East 67th Street describes it as "classical and chic," and for once, that's not so far off from the truth. The gorgeous 19th-century home is in a landmark district and retains its original 1900 Beaux Arts facade, which was designed by the architecture firm Clinton and Russell (the duo behind the Apthorp and the Hotel Astor, among other lovely buildings). The owner, hedge funder Charles Murphy, just listed this beauty for $49.5 million, a whopping $16 million more than he paid for it in 2007.
The home got a gut renovation by its previous owner, Seagram heir Matthew Bronfman, and after Murphy bought the house in 2007, he made additional changes. Now, the seven-story, eight-bedroom house has a number of lovely features, chief among them a floating spiral staircase that's topped by a large skylight.
Other bonkers features include a beautiful, double-decker library; a fitness room in the basement; gallery spaces on the first and second floor, which are shaped to fit that curving staircase; and a second spiral staircase that leads to the roof deck, which has views of Central Park (of course).
And if you have $50 million, the "the ultimate and palatial New York mansion" can be yours.
Check out more photos and a floorplan below:
- Listing: 7 East 67th Street [Corcoran via StreetEasy]