Dennis Mehiel, corrugated cardboard magnate who ran against Gov. Cuomo in a 2002 election for lieutenant governor, has put his sprawling 10,350-square-foot duplex at the Carhart Mansion on the market, asking $35.9 million. This, after attempting to claim $35 million for it back in 2008, just a few years after he purchased the pad for only $15 million in 2005–“only” being a relative term, of course. The award-winning condo has a two-story master, an 1,100-square-foot grand salon, and the potential for six more private chambers..
The palatial pad has tall ceilings throughout the main level, a fact that’s made immediately clear when you step off the elevator and into the vestibule with its 14-foot ceilings. In fact, ceilings throughout the dwelling can soar up to 20 feet. The regal home also has 17 rooms with the salon, formal dining room, library, kitchen, breakfast room, family room, dressing room, office, and master suite on the main level.
The remarkable master has access to the library and the main hallway, as well as stairs leading up to the second level. A spacious en suite and his and hers walk-in closets complete the space.
Upstairs are three additional bedrooms with a playroom/media room, study and large laundry room. A proposed floor plan easily converts the home into a seven-bedroom estate with a fitness room.
It’s no wonder this condo is so incredible. The Carhart Mansion has gained quite a bit of recognition for its architecture, receiving the international Palladio Award for Classical Architecture in 2007, and the Carnegie Hill Neighbors Association Enrichment Award for contributing to the neighborhood’s architecture. The original building was designed by Horace Trumbauer in the French neo-classical style. The new addition is an homage to the elegance of Trumbauer’s work, the product of a collaboration between award-winning Manhattan-based Zivkovic Associates Architects and London architect John Simpson—designer of the Queens Galleries at Buckingham Palace.
Additional perks of this spectacular pad include four exposures, full city views, wood-burning fireplace, Juliet balconies and close proximity to the iconic Central Park.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Carnegie Hill