What NYC townhouse set a record high sale price… twice!

Posted April 10th, 2018 by Thomas Wexler

To say that the East 60s is a hotbed for setting sale prices would be an understatement, but within those ten blocks there are certain “hot” blocks. East 64th Street, close to Central Park, is one of those.

19 East 64th Street is the current record holder, at $90 million, for highest sale price for a NYC townhouse… and this Gilded Age limestone townhouse set the record twice! It was previously sold for a then-record price of $79.5 million in April 2017.

The current owner is Ukrainian-born, Moscow-raised billionaire Len Blavatnik.

The commercially zoned townhouse served as the Wildenstein family’s art gallery for 85 years. At 41 feet wide, the residence has “great bones,” but it will take a lot of work — and money — to convert it back to single-family mansion status, sources said.

Blavatnik is a serial UES townhouse real estate collector; having already purchased 15 East 64th Street (for $51 million), 834 Fifth Avenue (for $80 million). 2 East 63rd Street (for $31.25 million and the city’s widest townhouse at 75-feet) and others.