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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photos by Richard Caplan, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, the townhouse at 15 East 90th Street was commissioned in 1926 for noted socialite and philanthropist Emily Trevor. According to Mansion Global, Andrew Carnegie himself stayed in its ornate rooms during the renovation of his nearby home. Steps from Central Park and next door to the Cooper Hewitt museum, the landmarked 12,000-square-foot house is 26 feet wide and spans five floors that contain five bedrooms, two outdoor spaces, two gym rooms, and a steam room and sauna. Following a stem-to-stern renovation that modernized the home’s infrastructure (including an elevator that serves all floors) and restored its original architecture and details, the historic townhouse is back on the market for $29,500,000.

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Architecture, Art, Upper East Side

Photo courtesy of Alex Stein

World-renowned plaster artist Jan Hooss has installed a custom stucco art installation in the lobby of 180 East 88th Street, a new condo tower designed by Joe McMillan’s DDG. Inspired by an architectural style widely used on the Upper East Side at the beginning of the 20th century, the art piece “fuses a rococo design with a whimsically modern aesthetic,” according to a press release. The stucco sculpture sits above the vaulted lobby’s fireplace, contrasting its flowing, water-like quality with the fire below.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

All photos by Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty

Celebrated interior designer and decorator Muriel Brandolini is selling her four-story brownstone on the Upper East Side for $9,500,000. Brandolini, known for her “modernist-tropical” style reflective of her French-Vietnamese upbringing, decorated her home at 167 East 80th Street with art, patterns, and statement lighting, creating highly-livable spaces on every floor. Outside, a long private rear garden surrounded by bamboo gives the home a vacation vibe.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Streetview of 1107 Fifth Avenue © 2022 Google

Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky have bought a second apartment in the same Upper East Side building where the couple has lived for the past four decades. As first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by property records, the fashion designer paid $4,000,000 for a co-op at 1107 Fifth Avenue, a 14-story building on the corner of East 92nd Street in the Carnegie Hill Historic District.

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Cool Listings, Design, Upper East Side

All images courtesy of March Made for DDG

Here’s a chance to own the highest residence in the tallest residential tower on the Upper East Side. Situated at the pinnacle of DDG’s condominium at 180 East 88th Street, this duplex penthouse boasts over 5,500 square feet of interior space. Now on the market for $33,000,000, the five-bedroom penthouse flaunts soaring ceiling heights, a sculptural spiral staircase, and an incredible 3,500 square feet of private outdoor space spread across three levels.

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condos, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Capping the reinvention of the former Hotel Wales at 1295 Madison Avenue as luxury condominium residences, a newly-constructed 4,179-square-foot penthouse spanning the building’s highest floor has just arrived on the market. The $23,000,000 home in the Carnegie Hill Historic District contains five bedrooms and seven bathrooms; its biggest asset, however, may be the 3,114 square feet of wrap-around terraces on two levels with Central Park views, an outdoor kitchen with a wet bar, a fireplace, and a butler’s pantry.

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condos, Hotels, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Upper East Side

Rendering of the proposed cornice at Hotel Wales by Form4Design Studio and Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, LLC; via LPC

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved plans to retrofit Carnegie Hill’s historic Hotel Wales, which is set to be converted into luxury condominiums. The proposal from Form4 Design Studio and Higgins Quasebarth & Partners retains the hotel’s Beaux-Arts facade, terra cotta elements, and scroll-bracketed balconies, as CityRealty reported. But the biggest alteration planned for the Carnegie Hill Historic District building is the new cornice and rooftop addition, the design of which the LPC on Tuesday said needs to be modified.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Located on the corner of Third Avenue, this five-story townhouse at 182 East 94th Street brings downtown loft living to the Upper East Side. With over 5,800 square feet of interior space, the residence comes with a roof terrace, separate studio apartment on the ground floor, private parking, and nearly 4,500 square feet of unused development rights. The sprawling pad was constructed in 2012 and has yet to change ownership. The property listed last week for $9.975 million and is also available on the rental market for $30,000/month.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Just over a year ago, The Real Deal reported that Tony Award-winning Broadway producers Janet and Howard Kagan (“Tuck Everlasting,” “Pippin”) had put the 25-foot-wide, 12,729-square-foot mansion at 11 East 82nd Street, purchased for $24.5 million in 2009, on the market, asking $44 million. The impressive Upper East Side limestone-and-brick townhouse was also known for having previously belonged to financier Ron Perelman. The 1895 building in all its six-story, elevator-enhanced, Gilded Age glory has just been relisted for $29.5 million, a hefty haircut from last year’s ask.

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real estate trends

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To make Central Park your front yard, you’ll have to fork over $277,000 more than the median sale price of every bordering neighborhood. A new report by Property Shark looks at just how much more New Yorkers are willing to spend to be near the 843-acre oasis, a real estate trend which the group calls the “Central Park effect.” According to the analysis, the median sale price of units along the first row of blocks across the park was 25 percent more expensive than that of every nearby area. And in the priciest section, the Upper East Side’s Lenox Hill, that rose to a 93 percent difference.

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