West 74th Street Townhouse Sells For $14 Million; Highest Price Ever For UWS Townhouse Not On CPW

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Townhouse at 137 West 74th

Posted back in February that the UWS was seeing an “unprecedented” rise in townhouses priced over $10 million.

You can add one more to that list, as 137 W. 74th (between Amsterdam & Columbus) recently sold for $14.15 million.

That’s the highest price ever paid for an Upper West Side townhouse not located on Central Park West.

The Real Deal has the details. The sale was brokered by Brown Harris Stevens’ David Kornmeier and the rumored buyer is Steven Berzin, the former executive vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation:

According to the listing, the townhouse has a garden, seven restored fireplaces, an elevator that spans its five stories and white Calcutta marble flooring. Kornmeier said the townhouse was not finished when he began marketing it — the previous owners had gutted the interior to make it a single-family home from a 10-unit building. He said the home has a total of 8,000 above-grade square feet, plus a finished basement. The previous owner envisioned five bedrooms and a maid’s room, but because the home is still not completely finished, Kornmeier said he couldn’t comment on Berzin’s intentions for the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

According to this post on Curbed, that gutting took place nearly two years ago. Apparently it’s a slow process…

The BHS listing is gone, but the original broker on the deal, Fenwick Keats, still has their listing posted. There are no pictures, but it includes a bunch of lust-worthy bullet points. I gather some of these are projections, as the renovation process was still going on at the time.

Sounds lovely.


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