The famous Woolworth mansion at 4 East 80 Street, off Fifth Avenue is up for sale. The luxury mansion was built at a time when the Woolworth retail chain was growing fast. During this successful period, owner Frank Woolworth commissioned Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert to design three townhouses for his daughters in the same neighborhood. The one that stands in the center is currently on the market.
This French-Gothic style Manhattan home for sale was completed in 1916. It is an imposing building with a definite grandeur about it. Walk through the central foyer into the grand entry hall, until you enter the main residential area. Expect to be awestruck by the large fireplace, the closets by the entrance, the powder room and the kitchen. It is all rather historic, ornate and beautiful.
From the grand master staircase to the 14-foot-high ceilings and a parlor floor that spans 35 feet, there is no room for subtlety here. Even the dining room can accommodate up to 50 people at a time. There is even a solarium morning room located beside the service kitchen.
The property also houses a library and a wet bar. A two-bedroom suite stands on the third floor and offers access to two large baths and plenty of closet area. A grand bedroom and two sitting rooms occupy the fourth floor and there are two bedrooms, baths and a gym on the fifth. The sixth floor and the lowest floor house office areas, while the staff suite is located on the seventh floor.
If you want to live like an aristocrat without the headache of undertaking renovations, this pre-war style mansion is ideal. Provided you can afford to buy it for $90 million or shell out the monthly rent of $165,000 that is.
Via: Brown Harris Stevens