The starchitect redesigned the 19th-century townhouse in the 1970s
Although this Upper East Side townhouse was originally built in 1883, you wouldn’t necessarily know by looking at it. That’s because the whole place got a revamp in the 1970s from none other than Robert A.M. Stern, who updated the interiors with what were surely au courant touches at the time.
It was originally envisioned as a single-family home, but at some point, the building was split into several rental units; it sold in 2015 to an anonymous LLC for $15.6 million.
The one that’s currently on the market, asking $15,000/month, is a two-bedroom “owner’s triplex,” which comes with its own landscaped backyard (an old listing shows what that looks like—it’s very, um, ’70s).
The new listing, which is with Compass, is short on details about the space itself, but here’s what we do know: In addition to those two bedrooms, the apartment comes with 3.5 bathrooms and “working fireplaces throughout”; it also appears to have gotten some pops of color thanks to its former occupants.
The listing notes that it could also be used as a commercial space rather than a residential one.
- Listing: 22 East 81st Street #1 [Compass]
- Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Townhouse Seeks $15.95M [Curbed]
Source: FS – NYC Real Estate
Rent in a Robert A.M. Stern-designed Upper East Side townhouse for K/month