Most expensive house in New York City: $161 million mansion on the Upper East Side in Manhattan

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Manhattan real estate is notorious for its tiny apartments with astronomical prices, but this Upper East Side mansion seems fabulous enough to justify its $161 million price tag.

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This spectacular completely renovated, very rare 40 foot wide mansion on the Upper East Side exudes the ultimate in sophistication and grandeur. Central Park views, soaring 12-32 foot ceilings, palatial entertaining space, the finest European-imported materials and state-of-the-art systems make it an unrivaled modern-day trophy home.

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Built in 1884, this 19-room masterpiece offering 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 3 powder rooms has been gutted and tastefully redone by the current owners, who have spared no expense on an exquisitely-detailed renovation, including a panic room. With its 6 magnificent stories, approximately 20,000 /- square feet of living space and a 2,000 /- square foot roof deck, this massive 19-room residence epitomizes distinctive beauty and character.

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The elegant ambiance is graced by huge windows, a generous flow of light, multiple fireplaces, an elevator, radiant heat flooring throughout, and high-tech control of everything from heating to sound and security.

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The lower level is a recreation lover’s dream with a double height ceiling media room/home theater with a 12 foot screen and balcony, game room, bar, fitness room, sauna/steam, shower, plus a 23 x 12 foot swimming pool.

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This showplace home right off Central Park is located in the heart of world-class museums, upscale Fifth and Madison Avenue shopping and critically-acclaimed restaurants. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime residential opportunity in Manhattan!

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Source: zillow.com

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