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Nonprofit boss lists Upper West Side townhouse for $12M

PENCIL founder Lisa Belzberg looks to sell five-story building built in 1900

May 13, 2014 01:57PM

121 West 81st Street

121 West 81st Street

Public education advocate Lisa Belzberg, founder of nonprofit PENCIL, has listed her five-story townhouse at 121 West 81st Street for $12 million.

The six-bedroom pad features a garden, fireplaces, library and full-floor master suite with a private terrace, according to Curbed. A 20-foot wall of windows also looks out onto the garden, while original details in the home, built in 1900, are preserved.

Brown Harris Stevens’ Norah Burden has the listing. [Curbed]Julie Strickland

4 Responses to “Nonprofit boss lists Upper West Side townhouse for $12M”

  1. May 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm, WORK SO HARD said:

    ahhh..nonprofits. The 21st century scam

    • May 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm, johnny hot cakes said:

      she married and divorced some rich dude. thats the scam.

      • May 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm, WannaBeLandlord said:

        Ha. Whenever I read an architectural article showing some multi-million $ prop owned by a 40-something “interior designer” with dogs I immediately think that.

  2. May 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm, #mediabias said:

    She also happens to be the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Canada and is the ex-wife of the son of the actual wealthiest family in Canada. I don’t think “nonprofit” boss does any justice to the truth.

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