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To some, this wisteria-covered townhouse on the Upper East Side might have an interior that seems a little more finessed than most.
The reason for that would be down to its owner, the late Louis M.S. Beal, who was a prominent interior architect. Beal died in 2016, and according to his obituary in the New York Times, he built a long career designing the interiors for many law firms, banks, corporations and public buildings. In 1961, he co-founded Interior Space Design (ISD) in New York City and in 1990 Beal was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
The exterior of the house meanwhile, is impressive in its own right. In a photograph taken in 1948, a "scraggly vine" of a wisteria plant can be seen, reported the New York Times in 1999. Way back then it was part of a new trend of "greenstones" and from the look of the listing photos, almost 70 years later, the plant is still flourishing.
|Price Per ft²||$1,984|