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Historic Upper East Side home sells for $57M in off-market deal to buyer who viewed it on FaceTime

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The historic Upper East Side mansion sold for $57 million after a buyer viewed the property on FACETIME, with millions of dollars extra for all the furnishings.The house has his six beds, pool and sauna

  • An 1870s-era Upper East Side townhouse sold for $57 million in an off-market transaction with a South African buyer
  • The seller, who works in the financial industry and paid $16 million for the house in 2012, was associated with Felice Lasalvia di Clemente, an executive in the Italian organic grocery industry.
  • A South African-based buyer viewed the property on FaceTime during the year leading up to the deal closing.
  • The 9,200-square-foot, 22-foot-wide home has six bedrooms, a staff room, a private indoor pool, and a sauna.

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Historic townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side sold to buyer for $57 million South Africa After he saw the property on FaceTime.

Located on East 68th Street, this ready-to-move-in home spans 9,200 square feet excluding the second floor and features six bedrooms, staff room, indoor pool and sauna.

According to seller Ryan Serhunt, who appears on the Bravo reality show Million Dollar List, this is the highest ever price per square foot ($6,200) for an Upper East Side townhouse.

An off-market deal for a 22-foot-wide property that took a year to complete due to a language barrier with the buyer fetched a low price in the $50 million range with millions added to include home furnishings was set with

The buyer was not identified, but he was based in South Africa and wanted to wait until recent renovations were completed before closing. They didn’t see the property in person until the deal was nearly closed, and they monitored the expensive purchase over FaceTime calls.

A historic townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side sold for $57 million in an off-market transaction to a South African-based buyer after viewing the property on FaceTime.

That's the highest price per square foot ($6,200) for an Upper East Side townhouse, according to seller Ryan Serhunt, who appears on Bravo's reality show Million Dollar List.

That’s the highest price per square foot ($6,200) for an Upper East Side townhouse, according to seller Ryan Serhunt, who appears on Bravo’s reality show Million Dollar List.

according to wall street journalthe seller, an entity linked to Italian grocery chain executive Felice LaSalvia di Clemente, paid $16 million for the townhouse in 2012.

We’re just a block and a half from Central Park and moments from the luxury boutiques of Madison Avenue.

The property is in the most coveted location on the Upper East Side, with addresses west of Lexington Avenue traditionally priced higher than those closer to the East River.

Its new owners can also keep an eye on high-profile neighbors, from the famous to the infamous. Woody Allen has lived on the Upper East Side for many years, along with Drew Barrymore, Bill Murray and Samuel L. Jackson.

Past residents have included the infamous late Fox News boss Roger Ailes, Jeffrey Epstein, and his incarcerated Madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

The image on the left is a rendering of the completed front façade proposed in 2015. The photo on the right is the front façade before the renovation. In 1932 Morris & O¿  It was first changed to neoclassical style by Connor.

The image on the left is a rendering of the completed front façade proposed in 2015. The photo on the right is the front façade before the renovation. The tenement was first modified in neoclassical style by Morris & O’Connor in 1932.

A street view of a renovated townhouse.Buyer waited for completion before closing

A street view of a renovated townhouse.Buyer waited for completion before closing

Loy Carlos of Serhant represented the seller along with brokerage firm founder Ryan Serhant. He added that while the townhouse was listed in his $50 million range, the final price was higher due to the addition of furniture.

Italian craftsmen were hired by the seller for the home’s interior, Carlos said. Some of the interiors were designed by Achille Salvani, an Italian architect known for designing ultra-luxury yachts, he added.

Designed by RW Buckley, the Upper East Side property was built in 1879 and modified in 1932 by Morris & O’Connor in a neoclassical style. non-profit organization Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District.

Further renovation proposals were made in 2015, including reconstruction of the front façade, modification of the roof and rear façade, removal of the balcony on the fifth floor, and excavation work in the cellar.

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