Aby Rosen’s former Upper East Side townhouse is back, and this time it’s asking $2.6 million less. Rosen purchased the 10,000-square-foot mansion on East 94th Street all the way back in 2005 for a comparatively modest $6.8 million. A renovation followed, which included the installation of a 400-bottle wine cellar, and a sauna.
Rosen was ready to part with it just a few years later, and first offered it up on the market in 2010 for $22.9 million. After a few price cuts, the four-story townhouse sold to the former president of American Express, the late Edward Gilligan, for $18.5 million.
Rosen’s changes weren’t enough for the new owner, so they carried out a gut renovation of their own, and listed the sprawling townhouse on the market last year for $29.5 million.
Now, some of the standout features of this six-bedroom, six-bathroom home include the five wood-burning fireplaces, the landscaped rear garden, the limestone-paved terrace, the tall ceilings, particularly in the living room, and the state-of-the-art appliances in the kitchen. For all of that, the townhouse is now asking $26.9 million.
- Listing: 3 East 94th Street [Private Client Realty]