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Beaux Arts mansion steps from Central Park wants $18M

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The townhouse overlooks the Dakota

Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

A palatial, five-story townhouse in the Upper West Side’s historic district has just listed for $17.995 million.

The 9,565-square-foot townhouse has nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, nine fireplaces, a garden, a large terrace, and views to the Dakota, one of the neighborhood’s most famed buildings.

Built in 1920 and designed by Welch, Smith, and Provot—the same firm behind Carlos Slim’s Duke Semans Mansion—the house still has several of its old-world details including an original elevator, a circular staircase, imported Italian marble fireplaces, and inlaid marble floors.

Its facade boasts red brick and limestone along with a palladium-inspired dormer and copper-sheathed mansard roof. It is, according to the listing, “a rare opportunity to own an architectural gem.”

It’s located at 5 West 73rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, near the American Museum of Natural History and a block away from an Alice’s Tea Cup and Magnolia Bakery.

Michael Sieger and Lars Klingstedt of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.