This 10,350-square-foot duplex nestled in the Upper East Side’s esteemed Carhart Mansion is back on the market for $28.4 million—$1.4 million less than it was last listed for in 2016.
Cardboard box magnate Dennis Mehiel and wife Karen Mehiel purchased the spread for $15.78 million in 2005, the same year the landmarked townhouse was converted into four sprawling luxury condos. But a quick three years after the purchase, the Mehiels began looking to offload the 17-room residence for a whopping $35 million.
The timing, however, wasn’t great, given the financial crisis that was roiling the world’s coffers. “Our timing was very poor,” Mehier told the Wall Street Journal in 2014, when the duo relisted the palatial duplex for $34.9 million. Although the market had turned a corner by then, the duplex was unable to lure a buyer.
The condo returns now with one big eye-catching upgrade: a new kitchen with “Louis XVI meets Manhattan” style, per the listing with Stan Ponte and Randall Gianopulos of Sotheby’s International Realty. The kitchen’s floorplan has been reconfigured with an extra large center island with a butcher block top that flows into the adjoined breakfast room.
Otherwise, the duplex’s floorplan remains the same. The mansion’s parlor level, which serves as the condo’s main floor, has the grand 44- by 25-foot salon with rich wood paneling and a wood-burning fireplace. Beyond the entertaining rooms, the floor’s dedicated master suite includes a library with a wood-burning fireplace, three dressing rooms, an office, and two bathrooms.
The duplex’s second floor is currently configured with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, a laundry room, and a gym, but can be rearranged into six bedrooms, per the listing. The apartment is accessible via a private elevator landing, or by ascending the mansion’s grand stone staircase.
The duplex isn’t the only condo for sale at 3 East 95th Street. The 7,140-square-foot penthouse, owned by Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon, has been looking for a buyer since July 2014. Originally listed for $34 million, the penthouse is currently on the market for $22 million.