An international artist couple asks $37.75M for their art-filled UES townhouse–Rolls Royce included
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An international artist couple asks $37.75M for their art-filled UES townhouse–Rolls Royce included

May 13, 2024

Photo credit: Edward Menashy with Evan Joseph Photography

Israeli artist Ilana Goor and her husband, Leonard Lowengrub, have put their Upper East Side townhouse at 178 East 75th Street on the market, as Curbed reported. Even among the neighborhood’s opulent and expensive townhouses with celebrity histories and Gilded Age glamour, this six-story brick property is poised to grab attention–and not just for its $37,750,000 price tag. The house is among a handful of carriage houses in New York City with a drive-in garage–and every surface of the turn-of-the-century townhouse displays artwork collected and created by the owners. Built around 1903, the renovated home is move-in ready and the art, furniture, and the Rolls Royce in the garage will be included in the sale.

With loads of character–though it may not be to everyone’s taste–and layers of luxury, this six-story, 6,600-square-foot carriage house has an elevator that reaches every floor. Outdoor square footage includes a garden patio and a sprawling roof deck with views across the iconic Manhattan neighborhood.

Interiors are framed by the dramatic architecture of skylights, a glass-walled atrium, and 12-foot ceilings. This dazzling infrastructure is supported by luxurious details like hardwood floors, exposed brick, and recessed lighting.

The glass-clad living room offers views of the garden and the neighborhood beyond. Conveniences include built-in storage and speakers and a Crestron entertainment and maintenance system.

On the street level, you’ll find a vast gallery space beneath 22-foot ceilings. Adjacent is a garage that holds three cars (yes, that Rolls comes with the house).

On the second level is a billiards room overlooking the gallery. Also on this floor is a staff bedroom with an en-suite bath.

The third level features an impressive solarium living room. Also on this floor is a welcoming and well-designed kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf range.

On the fourth floor are two fireplace-enhanced bedrooms and two full baths. The glamorous primary suite, with a kitchenette, occupies the fifth level. This impressive chamber features a wood-burning fireplace, two walk-in closets, and an elegant bath with all the trimmings. A large, private rooftop terrace is just upstairs.

At the home’s lowest level is an English basement with a full menu of mansion-worthy amenities, including a fitness room with a full bath, a sauna, an eat-in kitchen, and a lounge. Outside, a private garden patio is sheltered by ivy-covered brick walls.

Lowengrub purchased the townhouse in 1977; the pair own a much larger house in Jaffa, in Goor’s native Israel, that holds an actual art museum–the Ilana Goor Museum, to be exact. That property is home to the couple’s personal art collection and work by Goor. The Manhattan townhouse sits on a covetable Upper East Side block, surrounded by iconic architecture and a wealth of city landmarks.

[Listing details: 178 East 75th Street at CityRealty]

[At Christie’s International Real Estate by Smitha Ramchandani]


Photo credit: Edward Menashy with Evan Joseph Photography

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