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Which Upper East Side townhouse would you rather spend $8M on?

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Would you rather have a glorious private yard or access to one of the city’s best shared gardens?

Imagine you have around $8 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two Upper East Side townhouse. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: You shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

↓ Billed as the best house in the East 60s under $10 million, this 4,000 square foot townhouse at 230 East 68th Street just rolled onto the market asking $7.8 million. The five-story townhouse is gracious in its size, with five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, but the listing notes that the property comes with plenty of additional air rights should a buyer want to expand. (This house, it should be noted, isn’t inside the Upper East Side Historic District.)

Everything about the house is inviting, from its kitchen with its accordion wall of windows that open onto a landscaped patio to its dining room with a painted brick wall, wooden ceiling, and original fireplace and mantle. [Floorplan]

↓ This townhouse at 19 Sutton Place is also being advertised as a “great value,” but it’s a little pricier than its competitor at $8.5 million. Perhaps the most notable thing about the townhouse is its access to one of the city’s most spectacular private gardens.

The interiors aren’t shabby either. The 4,960-square-foot house comes with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms as well as a full-floor great room-slash-ballroom. If having a room to entertain 200 of your closest friends isn’t high on the priorities list, it could also be renovated to include another bedroom or two. [Floorplan]


Which $8M Upper East Side townhouse would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    230 East 68th Street
    (183 votes)
  • 47%
    19 Sutton Place
    (164 votes)
347 votes total Vote Now