Opulently decorated with no expense spared, this mansion on New York’s Upper East Side is now listed with Corcoran Real Estate Group with a price tag of $114 million. In addition to its 20,000 sq ft living space, the mansion also claims 2,500 sq ft of outdoor space that includes a 2,000 sq ft of deck, its 40-foot width is a rarity in New York City’s real estate world.
Decorated with finest materials imported from Europe, the house features 12-32 foot ceilings, huge windows that allow for sunlight, multiple fireplaces, an elevator, and heated stairs and floors. Everything from heating to sound and security is high-tech controlled.
Built in 1884, this six-level property consists of 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 3 powder rooms. The house is completely renovated from the ground up with attention to detail to create this masterpiece of a mansion. It also comes with a panic room in the master suite and a brick pizza oven in the kitchen.
Other amenities sure to please a gracious host who loves to entertain includes a media room/home theater with a 12-foot screen with a balcony and plush seating, a game room, bar, sauna, shower and a saltwater pool.
The house on East 69th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues offer great views of the Central Park, close to great museums and high-end shopping district of New York City. Current owners of the house, investor Vincent Viola and his wife Teresa bought the building in 2005 for $20 million.
After extensive renovations, where some of the design ideas were borrowed from the Palace of Versailles, the historic castles and churches of Italy, and a red velvet movie theater in Queens, NY, the couple in a way is now forced to sell the property. Vincent Viola became the principal owner of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, after buying the team in September for $250 million. With Mr. Viola’s plans to involve in running and rebuilding the Panthers team, the family is relocating to Florida.
Listing brokers for the property are Gabriella Dufwa and Paul Anand of the Corcoran Group. According to them, there are only 3 other Manhattan townhouses on the market with a 40-foot width. For $114 million and change you are getting not just a spectacular mansion with interior comforts, even its sidewalk is heated, that alone would seal the deal for me, if you ask me.