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Location: New York, N.Y.
The Skinny: Set between a consulate and a United Nations mission just off of Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this imposing limestone townhouse is currently owned by Juan Pablo Molyneux, an AD100 designer who happens to keep another absolutely stunning mansion in Paris. According to records, Molyneux purchased this NYC property back in 1990, paying $2.7M. Now, after 22 years of occupancy and extensive renovations, the designer has his Upper East Side masterpiece listed for an astounding $48M. The stats are impressive on their own—five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, eight fireplaces, four planted terraces—but it's the design that accounts for much of the price. Extraordinarily detailed lacquer work for a hallway, pristine stone floors throughout, and a rooftop spa with dense plantings make this a trophy property by any definition, but the personalized design may make it a challenge to find a buyer.
· 29 East 69th Street [Stribling via Streeteasy]
· Juan Pablo Molyneux [New York Social Diary]