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The steps leading up to the oh-so-grand townhouse at 8 East 62nd Street can seem surprisingly dress-down compared to the building’s golden metalwork and stone. But even they have an upscale secret. They’re heated, as is the sidewalk directly in front, to avoid an unpleasant wintery build up of snow and ice. Nobody will be slipping on these slabs.
This 15,000-square-foot, six-story, pavement heating, limestone mansion was built in 1903 by John Duncan, the same architect behind Grant’s Tomb up in Riverside Park. Now, more than 100 years later, the house is on the market asking an eye-watering $84.5 million. It’s currently the fourth most expensive listing in the city, and the second most expensive townhouse – the top spot is held by neighboring 12-16 East 62nd Street, a collection of three townhouses listed for $120 million.
Broker Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group has the listing and sold the property back in 2007 to its current owners for $35 million. The house belongs to Keith Rubenstein – head of Somerset Partners, South Bronx developer and “derelicte” party thrower – and his wife Inga. Upon purchase, the pair embarked on a thorough multi year gut renovation.
|Price Per ft²||$5,633|