Massive Unfinished Upper West Side Mansion Offers 'Museum-Quality Living' For $12.85 Million


It’s a once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity: Museum-quality living on "one of the best blocks on the Upper West Side," with the chance to put the finishing touches and truly make the space your own. Located at 18 West 76th Street, this 25-foot wide mansion is absolutely massive, has a magnificent French Renaissance-style facade, and towers up six stories above West 76th Street. It’s listed now for $12.85 million by Judy Kloner, Kate Wollman-Mahan, and Annie Cion Gruenberger of Coldwell Banker Warburg.

The sun-filled townhome's sheer scale and grandeur of this property, offering a blank canvas for complete customization. Boasting a width of 25 feet and soaring 14-foot ceilings, the parlor floor presents a magnificent living space. With ample room to accommodate a living room, dining room, and expansive kitchen, the possibilities for creating a dream entertaining space are endless. Adding to the allure, a sprawling roof deck exceeding 1,000 square feet offers panoramic views, perfect for soaking in the cityscapes.

Prospective buyers will be amazed by this property’s size and grandeur and excited by the chance to truly customize it all. As noted, it stretches to 25 feet in width and has ceilings soaring as high as 14 feet. Its parlor floor is a marvel in and of itself, big enough to house a living room, dining room, and expansive kitchen. There’s also a roof deck, complete with panoramic views, spanning more than 1,000 square feet.

The home, currently, is all open, as it was purchased with the intent of displaying the previous owner’s massive art collection, which comprised roughly 2,000 pieces, and included works by Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, and Joan Miró. The family purchased it after searching for a decade for the perfect space — accordingly, the home is in need of renovation and is priced as such—but it’s estimated that it could be outfitted with six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Given its size, the property could be used as a residence or even for an organization, such as a foundation, too.

The home has a rich history, too. It was originally constructed in 1898 by developer James Carlew and designed by architectural firm Cleverdon & Putzel. It’s located a half-block from Central Park and one block away from the American Museum of Natural History. Owners will also be near Lincoln Square, the Beacon Theatre, and numerous restaurants and stores along Broadway.


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