The Ultimate $90M Townhouse

March 16, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst

A $90 million luxurious townhouse is recently out in the luxury real estate market. Located at the upper side of the 4 East 80th Street, the very expensive townhouse was purchased about 15 years ago — in 1995 by Lucille Roberts, an American businesswoman and entrepreneur who founded the Lucille Roberts chain of health clubs, for only $6 million.

The Ultimate $90M Townhouse

Another intricately-designed mansion in Tampa Bay is up in the market for $17.5 million. The 17th century British-palace-designed luxury home is owned by Mark Yaffe of the National Gold Exchange, and has about bathrooms and 10 bedrooms, and another 15,500 square feet of covered and open terraces, and a swimming pool.

The $90 million asking price of the  townhouse is said to be about a 1000 percent markup from what the late Roberts paid for it in 1995. It is now being brokered by Paula Del Nunzio, from the New York City-based residential brokerage firm, Brown Harris Stevens.

According to a report, the luxury townhouse was originally worth for the founder of Foot Locker, Frank Winfield Woolworth’s daughter, and played a minor role during the French Revolution, when an angry horde stormed the residential building in search of Marie Antoinette.

When asked about the high markup price, Del Nunzio explained that the townhouse is the first renovated and move-in ready luxurious mansion at 4 East 75th Street to be in the market — officially.

Designed by famous late-19th and early-20th architect, C.P.H. Gilbert, the recently renovated townhouse has many luxurious and high-end amenities including an elevator, a large paneled library, a parlor with 14-foot-high ceilings, formal dining room (can seat 50 people), 3 high-end kitchen. The townhouse also boasts 10 bedrooms, and 11 and half baths.

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