26 West 76th Street Townhouse Gets a New Mystery Owner

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

26w76-townhouse-aAfter months passing with uncertainty in the future of the luxury townhouse at 26 West 76th Street, the home has finally found a buyer.  The stunning six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 10,000-plus square foot townhouse was purchased by Bond Street developer Adam Gordon for $5.6 million in 2006 and was renovated and redesigned to be listed in 2008 at a hefty $25 million.  The price tag proved to be a little steep (especially in a downturn market), as Gordon later switched brokers and dropped the price first to $22.5 million and later to $19.5 million.  Throughout the home’s tenure on the market, it attracted significant attention, with celebrities like Matt Damon and Alex Rodriguez checking it out, along with interest in turning it into the 2010 Kips Bay Decorator’s Show House (interestingly, their website still indicates that the show is still on at the townhouse) and the set for a reality TV show featuring “a horde of Victoria’s Secret models as tenants.”  The fate of the townhouse, as reported in the New York Observer, is apparently now in the hands of a mystery buyer.  Brown Harris Stevens broker Reid Price, one of the two brokers at the agency that listed the townhouse, was unable to comment on the buyer, as they apparently requested privacy (a common practice among celebrity buyers).  Whoever the buyer is, they will be able to enjoy the incredible seven-story home, which includes a rooftop glass-enclosed solarium, three powder rooms, two kitchens, a gym, two terraces, a wine cellar, and a garden.  Wow.  Check out some photos of 26 West 76th at the New York Observer.

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