This six-story townhouse is one of the few remaining Beaux-Arts mansions in Manhattan left mostly intact — most others have been carved up into apartments — and its location, on Fifth Avenue opposite the Metropolitan Museum, is stellar. Plus, the house’s eastern exposure means the building gets more light than most townhouses on the Upper East Side, which typically have a north-south orientation. Now, this rare architectural survivor, built on spec by developers in 1900, is on the market with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens at $52 million. At the time the house was built, the elaborate design by architects James R. Turner and William G. Killian was described as “something superior in all details.”
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