Make way for another pricey Upper East Side townhouse: this one, at 115 East 79th Street, just hit the market asking $19.44 million. It has a rather unremarkable facade—pretty, but unremarkable—which belies its over-the-top interiors.
The home itself was built in 1903, but the decor and furnishings have more of a 17th-century, Versailles-on-the-Upper-East-Side vibe. There’s plenty of plush furniture and ostentatious decor touches—gilded mirrors, frescos on the walls, huge chandeliers—along with seven wood-burning fireplaces. The house has six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, two kitchens, and an elevator connecting all of it.
Located between Park and Lexington Avenues, the home also has the benefit of being close to Central Park, while also having an abundance of outdoor space. There’s a three-tiered Italianite garden with a fountain, along with two terraces and “a private gated entry courtyard,” because if you’re paying nearly $20 million for a townhouse, you may as well have a private gated courtyard.
- 115 East 79th Street [Elliman]