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Opulent Upper West Side townhouse with 24-karat gold ceilings returns for $15M

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In 2016, sellers listed the five-story mansion for $17.65 million

Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman.

The Upper West Side’s Milbank Mansion, once dubbed the “most exquisite Manhattan townhome restoration to come to market in the 21st Century” has made its way back to the market with a couple millions shaved off its most recent $17.65 million asking price. The historic 20-foot-wide abode is now hoping to sell for $15 million.

For a refresher: the home, situated on West 71st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, dates back to the 19th century and was designed by famed architects Hugh Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich, after being commissioned by public health and education advocate Elizabeth Milbank.

Spanning more than 8,800 square feet, the five-story house gives way to seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an impressive mix of both classic and modern flourishes. The parlor floor is bedecked with loads of custom millwork and the dining room is highlighted by its 24-karat gold coffered ceilings and mahogany wood paneling. Other details scattered throughout include parquet floors, ornate moldings, built-in storage spaces, and 10 working fireplaces.

For a more contemporary touch, the mansion has been given an elevator (“state-of-the-art,” of course), a finished basement with a laundry room, two kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, a fifth-floor deck, and a landscaped backyard.