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Glorious 119-year-old Hamilton Heights mansion returns with a slight discount

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The owners undertook an extensive renovation on this home, which had mostly burned down in 2003

Courtesy of Corcoran

Hamilton Heights’s most expensive townhouse is back on the market, albeit with a slight price cut, and a different brokerage firm. The stunning corner mansion first came on the market in March this year for $5.5 million. The owners have since ditched Douglas Elliman for Corcoran, which has now listed the limestone-clad townhouse for the ever-so-slightly lower price of $5.25 million.

This four-story townhouse was built in 1898 for the jeweler Charles Paul Goldsmith. Following his departure, the townhouse served as the home for the Nazareth Deliverance Spiritual Church for several years. But in 2003, a fire mostly gutted this landmarked building.

Working with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, the owners undertook a multi-year renovation to restore the limestone facade of the townhouse. They’ve also added several quirky elements into the mix: The numbered doors in the house were taken from the Guggenheim estate on Long Island; a sink in the powder room was salvaged from the Plaza Hotel; and the toilet in the master bathroom has its very own stereo.

Aside from that, some of the standout features in this four-bedroom, five-bathroom home include the large private garden, the roof deck, and the 860-bottle wine room in the basement.

In recent years, the house has also become somewhat of a favorite for film and television crews with shows like Law & Order and The Following having filmed here.

But the question remains: Will the price cut help this townhouse sell?