Elegant 20,000 Sq. Ft. Upper East Side Mansion by Reduced to $79M (PHOTOS)

Elegant 20,000 Sq. Ft. Upper East Side Mansion by Reduced to $79M

$79,000,000 | Built 1910 | 20,000 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 8 Baths | 0.09 Acres
12 E 69th Street, New York, New York, United States, 10021

Positioned a few houses off Fifth Avenue and Central Park on an exceptional residential, tree-lined block, this mansion is 40-feet-wide, 90-feet-deep and features four windows across the front and rear facades providing remarkable light at all times. An international silk trader commissioned architect William Bosworth to design the 20,000 square foot mansion in 1883, it was then renovated into a neoclassical style in 1913. Towering 14-foot ceilings in the parlour floor entry hall open to a rotunda with 28.5-foot ceilings rising to the third floor. The great room in the rear of this level spans 40-feet with French doors opening to Juliette balconies and four floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition to an exceptional entry hall, there are 5 of the grandest spaces in New York including the great room, the dining room which can accommodate over 50 guests, the double-height library and office with a 24-foot ceiling and a double height cinema with a 17-foot ceilings. 

With six levels, it encompasses over 20,000 interior square feet including the 3,400 square foot basement with windows in the front and rear, and approximately 2,650 exterior square feet on the roof terrace from which there are excellent views north and south as well as of Central Park. The massive 40-foot-wide kitchen in the front has four windows across and almost every cooking appliance known to a chef. Two 40-foot-wide bedrooms could be converted to four or more bedrooms. There is also a massive master bedroom suite with an equally large sitting room and two full baths. The lower level includes a swimming pool, two saunas and full bath. Additional features include a heated sidewalk for automatic snow removal, heated onyx marble floors in the entry hall, water filtration throughout the house, exceptional lighting system and a security system with multiple cameras. The mansion has been on and off the market since 2013 for as much as $114 million. According to Business Insider, it’s currently owned by Florida Panthers owner and billionaire Vincent Viola who paid $20 million in 2006. It’s on the market for $79 million with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens.

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