UES townhouse with ties to Goldman Sachs asking $21.5M

132 East 70th Street (credit: Corcoran)

Built in 1914 and designed by the architect Herbert M. Baer, the townhouse that sits at 132 East 70th Street has an impressive financial legacy.

It was originally owned by Julius Goldman, the son of Marcus Goldman.

Marcus Goldman (credit: Wikimedia)

Marcus Goldman — along with Samuel Sachs — was the original founder of Goldman Sachs in 1869.

Now known as the Julius Goldman Building, the house went on serve as The Abbey Funeral Home, and today the townhouse operates at the office headquarters of Travel Dynamics International, an “operator of high-caliber educational programs aboard small cruise ships.”

“[Its] bones are so extraordinary,” said listing broker Karen Kelley of Corcoran. “It would be very easy to remodel and make it a single family home.”

The house comes with an arched foyer, high ceilings, oversized windows, a marble entry with a marble fireplace and vaulted ceiling, a grand staircase, an oak-paneled room and original and well-maintained details galore.

The six bedroom spread has just been on the receiving end of a $3 million price cut and is now asking $21.5 million.

Kelley told LLNYC that her team has reached out to the executive branch of Goldman Sachs to see if they would like to reclaim the house.

“I think it’s perfectly priced to sell, we’ve had lots of interest,” she added.

132 East 70th Street (credit: Corcoran)
132 East 70th Street (credit: Corcoran)
132 East 70th Street (credit: Corcoran)
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