24 West 71st Street

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24 West 71st Street, Upper West Side townhouse, most expensive townhouses, Lamb and Rich

On Monday, the New York Times reported about the listing of an Upper West Side house at 24 West 71st Street – “a historically significant granite-and-iron-spot-brick townhouse with fanciful terra-cotta embellishments and distinctive interior millwork.” The stately residence sold for $4.3 million back in 1996, setting a record for the neighborhood. Now, 20 years later, it’s back and is looking to reclaim its title of most expensive townhouse sale on the UWS. The home is asking $29 million, more than the current record holder 247 Central Park West, which sold for $25 million earlier this year.

The 7,134-square-foot house was built in 1892 by architects Lamb and Rich, and it underwent a $1 million renovation in 1988 that turned it from a ten-unit apartment building back to a single-family mansion, surely helping seal the record-breaking sale in ’96 to current owners Arrien and Robin Schiltkamp. According to the just-launched listing, “Immaculately maintained, the six-bedroom, six and a half-bath townhouse has retained the gorgeous original details that infuse every corner, while augmenting them with opulence by Jonathan Rosen Interiors.” Some enviable features of the home include six bedrooms; an elevator; a private, south-facing back garden; top-floor terrace; almost all of the original woodwork; stained glass windows; a 400-pound original door; ten gas fireplaces; and a Japanese-inspired spa.

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