This week’s unattainable apartment is considered a “celebrity mansion.” The 28′ wide limestone mansion at 266 West End Avenue (between 72nd and 73rd) once belonged to actress Mae West. The home, built in 1896, was designed by Rudolphe Daus, a prominent New York architect trained at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts. The house exudes drama and elegance throughout its six stories and nearly 14,000 square feet. There are windows on all sides flooding the residence with light and giving its dwellers both city and garden views. Undergoing a complete restoration, this historic treasure will be delivered in better than new condition. It features a ballroom, murals by Francois Desportes, oak-paneled dining room, mahogany library, conservatories, a large clerestory skylight, landscaped roof terrace, gym, sauna, steam room, carved oak staircase, elevator, solid bronze windows, stained glass, ornate plaster moldings, carved fireplace mantels, tiger oak floors, mosaic encaustic tile, fittings by Lefroy Brooks, Urban Archeology, and Catchpole & Rye, ultra-efficient mechanicals, radiant heating, new wiring, plumbing, and acoustic insulation throughout. Sheesh, what a mouthful… as is expected, all that comes at a high price. The mansion is listed through Sotheby’s at $30 million. Click through for more photos of the mansion.
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