Back in March, the owners of this remarkable townhouse listed it, along with such extravagant furnishings as a gold-plated sofa and an oil painting by Frank Sinatra, asking $27 million. We don’t know if prospective buyers were turned off by the lavish furnishings, or if the sellers turned to each other and said, “Wait… we’re selling a gold-plated couch?!” Either way there’s been a change of heart. Now, you can enjoy the five-story home and admire the artwork of Ol’ Blue Eyes for a mere $65 thousand per month, or you can purchase the home outright, unfurnished, for $22 million.
Enter the gated, 5,500-square-foot, elevator townhome on the garden floor to find a spacious, eat-in chef’s kitchen, and a casual dining room with one of the home’s five wood-burning fireplaces. A private landscaped garden provides a serene view and the option to dine al fresco.
The parlor floor has the home’s formal dining room, along with a gallery and a drawing room. Up on the third level, a magnificent master suite boasts two fireplaces, a wood-paneled study, a massive walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom. The other four bedrooms are on the top two floors, along with laundry facilities, a kitchenette, and a state-of-the-art gym overlooking the garden. Each level boasts plenty of natural light, thanks to oversized windows on the north and south, including a few southern facing bay windows. There’s also a full basement with a playroom, more laundry facilities, and additional storage.
Now, you’ve heard us say before that a home was meticulously renovated. Well, this one just may take the cake. The townhome’s former owner, jewelry designer Suzanne Sheik, spent two years renovating the house before selling it in 2010. But even that wasn’t enough for the new owners. They put in three more years of renovations to bring it to its current state. As for those other priceless items included in the rental only? They include artwork by Anish Kapoor, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Piet Mondrian; a Baccarat crystal chandelier; and autographed books by William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, and Joan Didion.
The Lenox Hill townhouse mansion is located just blocks from Central Park, with museums, shops and restaurants close by.
Photos courtesy of Town Residential
Neighborhoods : Lenox Hill