An Upper East Side carriage house with a storied past is now on the market for $21.75 million. The New York Post first reported on the listing, which is owned by a philanthropic organization, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
The Illumination Fund decided to sell just six months after purchasing it from another organization, the Vilcek Foundation (which supports foreign-born artists and scientists who have made exceptional contributions to the United States). The Illumination Fund spent $19.3 million purchasing the property from the Vilcek Foundation in April, but has now decided to let go of the two-and-a-half story carriage house.
The carriage house, part of a set of two, was built between 1903 and 1904 for Henry Harper Benedict, the president of the Remington Typewriter Co. Benedict used the houses at 165 and 167 East 73rd Street for his horses in the early part of the 20th century.
In subsequent years, the carriage house at 165 was owned by Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White, the daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt; later it became an art gallery, was then owned by an antique dealer, and following that was owned by graphic designer and photographer Henry Wolf. The Vilcek Foundation purchased the house in 2006 for $6.9 million.
Now, once again, the carriage house is being offered up as a single-family home. The parlor floor here features 13-foot-tall ceilings and is ideal for a home office/studio or an art gallery, according to the brokerbabble. The second floor is currently setup as two different apartments, and the top floor features two expansive terraces that measure 1,400 square feet in total. In all, the carriage house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms (an additional three half-bathrooms) and four kitchens.
- Listing: 167 East 73rd Street [Stribling]