The most expensive Woolworth Mansion is one of the three mansions built in early 20th century on Manhattan’s opulent Upper East Side by dime store magnate Frank Winfield Woolworth for his daughters. The one in the middle which was built for his daughter Helena was once dubbed New York’s most expensive house. It was put up on the market for sale last year with a whopping price tag of $90 million. Since the mansion could not find a buyer at the price it has now been made available for rent at a stunning $150,000 a month. The rent may seem extraordinary to a lot of people but so is the property.
The French Gothic Mansion Designed by Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert
The most expensive house is truly a luxurious mansion that features ten bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. It’s a large home with a total of 18,000 sq ft of living space. The mansion boasts of three kitchens, a wood-paneled library, an elevator, a gym and a garden. There is much on offer at the mansion to keep the tenant entertained. It is ideal for hosting lavish dinner parties as the formal dining room can seat over 50 guests at a time. The French Gothic mansion was built in 1916 by the architect Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert who was popular in his time amongst the elite for designing ornate city and country homes.
Most Expensive Manhattan Mansion Exemplifies Architecture as Art
The mansion had lost its grandeur and value and was purchased for a mere $6 million in 1995 the late gym magnate Lucille Roberts who used it as a men’s gym. The house was later restored and surprisingly they could recover much of the original detail intact. The details were restored and modern amenities and systems were incorporated in the mansion through a comprehensive renovation. The extensive renovation has brought back the original glory of the property. It is a fine example of what we call ‘architecture as art’. It adds value to the property and makes it more desirable. It is a grand mansion with a central foyer leading to an ornate and large entry hall featuring a massive fireplace, three closets, an elegant powder room and the wide landing of the grand master staircase.
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