UES townhouse owned by former president of AmEx listed for $30M

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A townhouse at 3 East 94th Street owned by the late president of American Express has been listed on the market for $29.5 million.

Edward Gilligan was president of American Express from 2013 until his untimely death in May 2015. He died at the age of 55 while aboard a corporate jet flying from Tokyo to New York. According to his New York Times obituary, he started working at American Express as an intern and stayed at the company for 35 years.

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Gilligan bought the townhouse in 2010 for $18.5 million from developer Aby Rosen, who had bought it in 2005 for $8.8 million from former Hearst Magazines president D. Claeys Bahrenburg. Rosen added some rather interesting additions to the home, including a pool in the basement, which no longer seems to be there.

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According to the listing, the Gilligans engaged in a “meticulous” renovation of the 9,850-square-foot townhouse in 2012. It has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, is 25-feet wide and its six stories are connected by an elevator. There’s also a fully-equipped gym, a sauna, two master bedrooms, which each have their own master bathroom (in case you don’t want to share), a roof terrace with views of Central Park and a wine cellar that can hold 400 bottles. City records show it was designated a landmark in 1974.

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