A carriage house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with ties to the Vanderbilts hit the market Thursday, asking $21.75 million.
The 5,000-square-foot building on East 73rd Street is 25-feet wide and 100-feet deep. Currently configured as live-work space with offices and a gallery at the basement level and ground floor, and two residential apartments on the top two floors, the listing notes that the property could easily be transformed into a single-family mansion.
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Its multi-purpose layout means it currently has three bedrooms, two entrances, four kitchens and three full and three half-baths.
Built in 1904 by architect George L. Amoroux for Henry Harper Benedict, president of the Remington Typewriter Co., the carriage house went on to be home to philanthropist Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White, graphic designer Henry Wolf and more recently the Vilcek Foundation, which supports foreign-born scientists and artists, according to a news release.
It’s being sold by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a New York-based non-profit, who according to city records paid $19.25 million for the house in March.
“Our plan was to use this as a public space for programs and exhibitions,” said Rick Luftglass, executive director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, in an email. “However, because we are a grantmaking foundation rather than one that operates spaces, the board determined that owning and operating a building was not within our core mission.”
The home is “steeped in rich architectural history and with an impressive legacy within New York City’s philanthropic community,” said listing broker Cindy Kurtin of Stribling and Associates in a news release. Ms. Kurtin and her colleague Jill Bernard share the co-exclusive with Jed Garfield of Leslie Garfield & Co.
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