Here’s a particularly gaudy apartment for those who want to literally feel like a king and queen of their palace. This six-story, 13,000-square-foot mansion at 7 East 84th Street came on the market for the first time in almost two decades in 2013, asking $30 million. It appears that after two years and no takers, it has finally lowered the price by a whole million, landing at $29 million. It’s appropriately located inside the Metropolitan Museum Historic District, so its statues must feel right at home. Plus, it has a temperature-controlled wine cellar and tasting room in the basement that looks like it’s straight out of “Game of Thrones,” so we had to take a look.
Beyond its elaborate decor, this home is a showstopper simply because of its sheer size, one that includes six bedroom suites and a private garage. Enter on the first floor to find a grand foyer, massive chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, family room fit for entertaining, garden terrace with a fountain, and a garden sitting room.
There’s more entertaining space on the second floor and a private stairway to the staff quarters on the back of the house, which allows for plenty of privacy.
Most of the third floor belongs to the master, which includes his-and-her walk-in closets and en suite bathrooms. Guests have their own private suite with kitchen on the fourth floor, and there’s even a suite for the nanny on the fifth floor. Lastly, the sixth floor has another bedroom suite, an atrium, a family room, and two terraces.
7 East 84th Street is a Regency-style Flemish brick mansion with a limestone base and bay windows. It was built by Augustus N. Allen in 1906. Residents will be within arms’ reach of the Met Museum, with all the Upper East Side has to offer at their fingertips.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side