A true old-school manor/ideal murder mystery setting, the Otto Dommerich Mansion is no ordinary mansion, but in fact “one of the most significant mansions on the Upper East Side.” Alas, that hasn’t helped the place sell: It first hit the market earlier this year asking $72 million; but it’s since gotten a chop, and is currently on the market for $59 million.
The place is enormous: 44 feet wide and 104 feet deep on the first floors, and 70 feet deep on the second through the fifth, with 21,070 square feet of interior space, which does not count the basement (5,040 square feet), or the trio of terraces (3,350 square feet).
Designed by Henry C. Pelton, who is perhaps somewhat more famous for Riverside Church, the humble 1917 abode is defined by a “stunning neo-French classic limestone facade,” which is accented by 14 windows and a “dramatic” double front door.
As one might expect, given the pedigree and the $59 million price tag, there’s no shortage of elegant interior details, either: the home features a (truly) “spectacular curved staircase,” two original elevators and one commercial-grade contemporary one, a stained glass dome offering “glorious interior illumination,” and 14 different marble fireplaces, “each with its own aesthetic.”
In its most recent incarnation, the house was “utilized as a luxury medical facility,” so the walls are double soundproofed—a bonus!—but the listing promises that the “original integrity” of the stately space remains intact.
- Listing: 50 East 69th Street [Elliman]
- Lavish Upper East Side mansion has a whopping $72M price tag [Curbed]