19th century Manhattan townhouse asks $22 million

Located in the Upper East Side’s Historic District, this single-family Manhattan townhouse is one hundred and fifty years old. Having undergone extensive renovations over the last of its fifteen decades, the house has recently been listed for $22 million.

The home was first built in either 1870 or 1871. The current owner is Wellington Denahan, the co-founder and longtime CEO of the mortgage real-estate investment trust, Annaly Capital Management. She bought the property in 2012 for approximately $10 million, before initiating a complete gut renovation of the interior.

According to the FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, the townhome was originally designed in an Italianate style by architect Frederick S. Barus. In 1922, it was redesigned to its current Colonial Revival style. Ms. Denahan’s renovations preserved the historic exterior while thoroughly modernizing the interior.

The townhome is six stories in total, with nearly 11-foot ceilings. In the back there is a 20 foot wide garden space with a bluestone pavers and a fire-pit. An elevator spanning the whole height of the building is one of the few interior features that predates the gut renovation.

The home has five bedrooms in total, with the primary suite taking up the entire third floor.

The renovations cost around $7 million in total, as whole walls and floors were removed and redone. The basement was even deepened to allow for higher ceilings on the floors above. The end result, a luxurious blend of history and modern amenities and design.

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