This spectacular limestone townhouse is located at 105 East 71st Street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York, NY. The building was built in 1910 and last sold for $16.5 million back in October of 2007. The 25-foot-wide, 10,235 square foot building was renovated and combined from two apartments into a single-family home. It now boasts 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, entry foyer with fireplace, circular marble staircase, elevator, eat-in kitchen with fireplace, 600 square foot living room and dining rooms each with fireplace, playroom, gym, penthouse library, media/family room, study, two wet bars, rooftop terrace, garden, two staff rooms and more. It is listed at $28,800,000.

It was the 38th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House back in October of 2010.



  • Grrrowler

    Comparing these pictures with those on the listing site show what having a skilled decorator can do for a space. I’m very surprised that wallpapers, light fixtures, and window treatments were striped out. That is, unless the pics here are from before it was decorated. If it is the bare bones house in the pics here, it obviously has tons of potential. The neighborhood is great, and the layout is perfect. The only thing I’d do away with is the playroom, but that could be another large guest suite. I love how the master bedroom has a dedicated floor, and can be closed off from the stairwell; the owners can walk from the bedroom to the bathroom without needing to put on skivvies and not have to worry about having the help see them. Even the staff area in the basement is decent. There’s room for a sitting area/TV room outside the bedrooms. I would have to vote yes for this, and would prefer it over the apartments in NY we’ve seen on the site recently.


  • Iemand

    Some thoughts:

    Basement: can’t find anything bad in it actually. Nothing special, just several rooms for essential stuff for a house.

    1st floor: To bad nothing’s happening on this floor besides the kitchen.

    2nd: I would rather have my living room at the back of a home; more privacy and you can look at the garden. But that creates problemes with kitchen dining room. But that’s already a problem: kitchen on first floor, dining room on second.

    3rd: I hope the bathrooms are well designed, because they’re going to be dark.

    4th: Nice, an entire floor for yourself, and it can be closed off. But again; for the same reason as the living room; I would want the bedroom at the back. And I still don’t get the double bathroom/clothes closets. Rather have one of both and both being larger. Make a better floorplan too.

    5th: Nice floorplan; simple and it has to big usefull rooms. But the bathroom can go. A toilet, yeah that can be practical, but a bathtub???
    @ Grrrowler: I see this home as a family home, so there might be children here, and what better than having their own playroom? 😛
    Penthouse floor: I hope the gym can be closed off.

    General Notes:
    – Boy do they have lots of closets. Knock some out and you’ve got more space: a great option in NY right?
    – I’ve seen better exteriors on a NY townhouse.

    End Note:
    Still one of the most practical ánd best NY townhouses I’ve seen. Interior looks good; not overly decorated like a museum. Looks perfectly livable.
    I hope the (probably small) garden is something nice…


  • Daniel

    Looks like every other townhouse we have seen, just whiter. Price is astronomical as all the other townhouses as well.


  • NOVA Ben

    I probably shouldn’t even comment on these NYC places….not because of anything I have against NY or the real estate therein, it’s just that the lifestyle and environment is so alien to me that it renders any of my comments irrelevant.

    I only bring that up because I have such a hard time warming to the concept of a very large amount of living space split up over so many levels. I feel like this much space on so many levels would stop feeling like a home to me. The spaces are certainly grand, and the decor fresh and interesting (that’s good and bad), but ultimately I just feel very detached from it. Oh well…I guess it’s not for everyone.

    Having said all that, I’ll be a hypocrite and say that the master suite complex occupying an entire level, separated from everything else is wonderful in this home. I do like how that was done here. Otherwise, it’s a problem of not being able to relate to the lifestyle. Impressive nonetheless.