Leslie Garfield puts UES townhouse on market

Boutique brokerage founder lists UES townhouse
By Katherine Clarke | April 23, 2013 02:00PM

A five-story, Georgian-style townhouse belonging to residential brokerage founder and townhouse specialist Leslie J. Garfield has hit the market asking $8.5 million, StreetEasy shows.

Garfield has owned the property at 107 East 91st Street since before his firm, Leslie J. Garfield & Co., was founded. He lived there for 33 years starting in 1969 but has rented it out in recent years, he told The Real Deal. The property is listed by Matthew Pravda, a broker at the firm.

“As you get older in life, you start to do some planning,” he said, explaining his reason for selling the Carnegie Hill home, where his children were raised.

His son, Jed, now runs the family firm and lives in his own townhouse a few blocks away on East 89th Street.

The single-family residence has six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a landscaped garden and terrace, according to the listing.

The property was listed several times by the brokerage between 2009 and 2010, asking $6.75 million and later $6.25 million. The time was now right to put the property back on the market, Pravda said, citing the lack of townhouse inventory in Carnegie Hill.