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Glorious 19th-century Central Park West townhouse lists for $29M

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The six-story limestone townhouse was built in 1887, and is one of the few remaining townhouses on Central Park West

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An 1887 townhouse that’s one of the few remaining townhouses on Central Park West is now on the market for $29 million. The New York Times had the exclusive on the listing, which is located at 248 Central Park West, between West 84th and 85th Streets.

The Queen Anne home was built by developer William Noble, who built nine single-family townhouses between 241-249 Central Park West during that same time period. The house has seen some dramatic changes over the years. After first being owned by a wealthy colonel, it was converted into a rental building in the 20th century. A fire in 1990 destroyed much of the interior, but the limestone and brick exterior remained intact, according to the Times.

An investment banker and his wife purchased a slightly restored version of the mansion for $7.5 million back in 2004, and then spent $10 million and three and a half years meticulously restoring the mansion’s 19th century origins, while also adding in many modern amenities.

Some of the standout features of the home now include the patterned limestone floor and the antique ceiling pendant in the foyer, a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, parquet de Versailles floors in other parts of the house, an 18th century fireplace in the master suite on the third floor, and antique fireplace mantels.

Modern additions include a 50-foot lap pool in the basement, a fully-equipped gym, a home theater, an elevator, and La Cornue, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances in the Victorian-inspired kitchen. In all, this limestone townhouse measures nearly 10,000 square feet and has an additional 1,550 square feet of outdoor space, which includes a garden with a fountain. The townhouse has seven bedrooms, and seven full bathrooms spread out over six floors.

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