Roman Abramovich Closes on Third UES Townhouse for His $80M Makeshift Mansion

July 24, 2015

Roman Abramovich; View of the three townhouses — 11, 13, 15 (from L to R)

At the beginning of the year, news broke that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich had secretly bought a townhouse at 11 East 75th Street for $29.7 million, which followed his purchase of a townhouse two doors down for $18.3 million a month earlier. So, of course, we all assumed that he would snatch up the townhouse wedged in between to create his very own makeshift mansion. And now it’s official, as the Daily News reports today that Abramovich has closed on the townhouse at 13 East 75th Street for $30 million, bringing his total up to nearly $80 million.

The townhouses do range slightly in size: number 15 is 7,286 square feet; 13 is 8,116; and 11 is 9,495. The latter two are similar in appearance, with historic Queen Anne-style facades. Though most reports say he’ll raze the three homes to construct a new mega-mansion, they are located within the Upper East Side Historic District, so that’s highly unlikely. The LPC even has the final say when it comes to what color a homeowner of a landmarked home can paint their door, so any changes at all that Abramovich hopes to make will have to go through the commission.

[Via NYDN]


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