Is New York City the lawless Wild, Wild West of real estate? Some sellers seem to think so. An Upper East Side townhouse that sold for just shy of $20 million in 2010 is back, and it's asking a whopping $77 million. That's right, $57 million more than it sold for just five years ago. Did the townhouse undergo a major renovation that culminated in Baccarat crystal windows, ceilings adorned with gold leaf, and chandeliers purchased from the collection of Baron de Redé?
Nope. Nothing like that. The townhouse at 12 East 63rd Street is being delivered as an "architect-ready 'blank canvas,'" as per its listing. Believe it .
[UPDATE: A rep for the project has reached out to clarify that the listing was erroneously uploaded on StreetEasy. The townhouse has in fact undergone some major changes over the past five years. As per a press release, "The Residence has been totally restructured and rebuilt by Canadian architect Armand Dadoun," with interior design by Pierre Yvves Rochon. Further details on the updated residence are included below. Curbed regrets the error.]