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New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million


This townhouse has more amenities than blocks worth of NYC.

This sprawling seven-story (including finished basement) Manhattan manse oozes glamor — but inside, the decadence really is beyond that.

The Upper East Side neighborhood at 164 E. 70th St. includes 7,400 square feet of not only living space, but the kind of comfort and entertainment that public institutions crave most. This includes a basketball court, six wood-burning fireplaces, a library, bar and gardens.

“Originally built in 1901, this 20-foot-wide old-world mansion has been fabulously restored and updated,” Corcoran’s Cathy Franklin told The Post. “The design is traditional, yet modern – decidedly 21st century – and reflects today’s lifestyle while respecting the beauty of the past.”

Although the original plasterwork and decorative moldings have been retained, there are also many contemporary additions.

The most salivating feature: the basketball court.
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New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
The seven levels of the house include paneled walls and wood-burning fireplaces.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
The exterior glamor of the property is more than offset by its interior decadence.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
The garden is visible from a terrace.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
A complete renovation took place recently.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
A winding staircase is an alternative to the elevator.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
“There’s a perfect blend of formal and casual spaces for entertainment, recreation and relaxation — and an undeniable sense of ‘fun’ throughout,” listing broker Franklin told the Post.
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New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
A chef’s kitchen.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
The house is ideal for entertaining.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
A newly remodeled backyard.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
There is also a finished basement.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
There are five bedrooms in total.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
The garden level is ideal for a guest or staff suite, depending on listing.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
Almost all rooms are considered suites by most New Yorkers’ standards.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
The rooms are spread over all levels.
Evan Joseph for the band Corcoran
New York mansion with basketball court is asking for $16.2 million
Franklin said there was already buyer interest.
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“Working together, the team at BWArchitects, PSA Studios and Kari McCabe have created a true masterpiece,” Franklin continued. “The interiors have been opened up from front to back, allowing light to stream in through incredible glass walls, which overlook the south-facing terrace and garden.

Highlights of the lavish layout include the main floor grand salon, terrace overlooking the garden and third floor library suite, fourth floor master suite with walk-in closet, separate dressing room and bathroom. baths with one of the wood-burning fireplaces as well as radiant heated floors and basketball court on the top floor. The garden level, meanwhile, is “perfect accommodation for staff or a guest suite,” and the fifth floor has two “oversized bedroom suites,” according to the listing.

An elevator connects the levels.

“The home brings a bit of the downtown aesthetic to one of the Upper East Side’s best townhouse blocks,” Franklin said, adding “I’m pleased to report that we’re already seeing a Incredible buyer interest in this one-of-a-kind home.

New York Post

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