UES plastic surgery palace goes under the knife, gets $13M price chop

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An Upper East Side mansion that once served as an outpatient clinic for plastic surgery patients has just gotten a little nip tuck of its own. The 21,070-square-foot townhouse at 50 East 69th Street has just had its price reduced from $72 million to $59 million, and has been relisted with Sabrina Saltiel and J. Roger Erickson of Douglas Elliman (Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens had the listing previously).

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The home was built by cotton tycoon Otto Dommerich in 1917, who demolished two homes in order to build this massive, 44-foot-wide one. It spans seven stories — including a 5,040-square-foot basement — plus 3,350 of outdoor space, with a second floor terrace, a solarium terrace and a rooftop terrace. The house has a wide, curving staircase that is topped off on the seventh floor by a stainless glass dome. There are also three elevators, 14 fireplaces and soundproofing.

The mansion served as the headquarters of the Center for Specialty Care for decades, but will be delivered vacant and can be converted into a single-family home.

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