Manhattan town house on sale for $64M

Would be biggest sale for home in Manhattan
February 20, 2008 8:56:06 PM PST
It may not be a palace, but a Manhattan town house on the Upper East Side is going for royal prices. The 15-bedroom Henry T. Sloane Mansion on East 68th Street near Fifth Avenue is on the market for $64 million. If it fetches anywhere near that price, it would set a record for town houses.

The stately abode boasts limestone facades, 17-foot-high ceilings, a marble staircase, a rooftop garden, 17 bathrooms, and a wood-paneled ballroom with oil murals.

It was designed by architect Charles Pierrepont H. Gilberg and constructed in 1905.

The record for a town house sale in New York was set in 2006 when a mansion on East 75th Street went for $53 million.