A spectacular Upper East Side mansion where ladies who lunched once received facelifts at 50 East 69th Street has just been listed on the market for $72 million. Like its former residents, the mansion needs a little work done.
Formerly the Center for Specialty Care, an outpatient facility for plastic surgery, the Dommerich Mansion was built in 1917 by the cotton tycoon Otto Louis Dommerich, who demolished two houses in order to build this grand, 44-foot wide mansion. It was designed by Henry C. Pelton, who also designed Riverside Church.
The mansion certainly has a lot of space; it spans 21,000 square feet on seven floors (and a basement), as well as 3,300 square feet of outdoor space, with a solarium and potential for a roof terrace. It comes with two original elevators plus a third commercial elevator, 14 fireplaces and a stained glass dome at the top of the curved main staircase. Though the mansion was used as a medical facility, the broker told the WSJ that the original floor plan remains intact, and so could be transformed back into a single family home. [WSJ]