Superstar broker Ryan Serhant has just listed a five-story townhouse at 56 East 66th Street, asking $14.49 million. This multi-family home has a lot going for it with a prime gold coast location, beautiful original details, and the potential to become a colossal 8,032-square-foot single-family conversion. So grab your architect and a little imagination because this prewar pad is just waiting to become somebody’s dream home.
There’s enough character in the entrance of this eight-bedroom townhouse alone, with a custom wrought iron door and a distinctive mosaic tile design depicting a lion skillfully attacking his prey. The home also boasts wall sconces, exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and a unique wall carving.
Serhant envisions a gourmet chef’s kitchen on the parlor floor, which is bound to be a great entertainment space with dramatic double-height ceilings, a fireplace, and tons of natural light flooding in from the north and south thanks to oversized windows. The other levels, currently configured as either offices or apartments, also benefit from massive windows, soaring loft-like ceilings, and fireplaces—albeit oddly located in some cases.
The home has three outdoor spaces with an expansive backyard on the garden level that is also accessible from the parlor floor, a 190-square-foot south-facing outdoor terrace for the third and fourth floors and a rooftop with endless possibilities. Enjoy gorgeous city views from this spacious terrace, which can be extended from its current 57-foot height to 75 feet as long as it’s set back from the property line. And if you desire an oasis in the heart of the city, it’s the perfect space for anything from a greenhouse to a gazebo.
“This will not last,” Serhant tells 6sqft enthusiastically. “You have it all: location, classic prewar townhome that you can create exactly what you want. Where else would you want to live?”
For prospective buyers looking for a conversation piece, just take a look out the window. Directly across the street at 57 East 66th Street is Andy Warhol’s final home. The Lenox Hill townhouse is also a stone’s throw away from Central Park, luxury boutiques, dining destinations, and museums.
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Neighborhoods : Lenox Hill