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Classic Upper East Side mansion asks $40M after contemporary revamp

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In just four years, the home has more than doubled in price

Photos courtesy Brown Harris Stevens

It’s almost comical that just four years ago, this sprawling 1920s townhouse at 18 East 73rd Street made the list for one of the most expensive homes sold in 2013—it sold for $19.7 million at that time, whereas the bottom seller on 2016’s list of most expensive homes sold was a $31.8 million condo within Rafael Viñoly’s ultra-pricey supertall, 432 Park.

In any event, the massive 10,080-square-foot mansion has made its way back onto the market, this time with an asking price the may earn it a spot on the next roundup of pricey sales, if it can find a buyer willing to drop $40 million on it.

Let’s dive right in to the nitty gritty of what this mansion entails. It was designed by architect William Lawrence Bottomley and built in 1922. Up until 2014, the home was full of old-warm charm but after a three-year renovation, the space is much more aligned with contemporary aesthetic and has been returned back into its single-family form.

The unstaged listing photos allows us to see the space in all its glory. There are two things this house is full of: space and marble. Additionally, there are six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a huge open kitchen, formal dining room, a finished basement, and an elevator to get you to each of the six floors with ease. There are a lot of fireplaces (seven, to be exact), including one on the expansive roof deck with skyline views.

There isn’t too much more a buyer could ask for—now let’s see if it manages to find a buyer at its current asking price.