Russia-born billionaire Roman Abramovich is moving ahead with his plan to construct a mega-mansion on the Upper East Side, the New York Post reported on Monday. Abramovich’s original proposal in 2016 called for an “18,255-square-foot mansion with a six-foot front yard, 30-foot backyard and pool in the cellar” across a combination of three townhouses on East 75th Street. Although the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected that first plan, a proposal that kept similarly-styled facades and added a fourth property was approved soon after.
The updated plan was designed by Stephen Wang + Associates and was approved in November of last year. The approval came just a few months after Abramovich, who owns the Chelsea Football Club, announced his split from Dasha Zhukova.
“I have no idea if anyone will live there, but Abramovich is putting the townhouses together. Construction is underway,” a source told the Post. “He got approval by agreeing to keep the facades largely as is, a mix of red brick and stone.”
The project, which now includes numbers 9, 11 and 13 (#15 is no longer a part of the plan), includes a pool, art room, backyard and a glass and bronze curtain wall connecting the three townhouses in the rear.
[Via NY Post]
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