The Real Deal New York

UES townhouse asks $103,000 per month

Home right by the Met at 12 East 80th St. suffered damage in 2010 fire
By Claire Moses | April 08, 2015 08:00AM

Access to a private elevator in your own home. The privacy of a townhouse with the bells and whistles of a condo. More than 1,300 square feet of outdoor space. It’s available now, but doesn’t come cheap. An Upper East Side townhouse spanning 7,780 square feet has hit the market for a staggering monthly rent of $103,000.

Peter Ashe Real Estate is listing the seven-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home at 12 East 80th Street in a co-exclusive with Brown Harris Stevens.

The home, which includes a library office as well as a media room, is being gut renovated, said Peter Ashe’s president Asher Alcobi, who added that he’s marketing it to those who buy in the $20 million range. The property housed two units and was damaged when a two-alarm blaze raged through it in 2010.

Roman Abramovich just bought three townhouses on the Upper East Side to create his perfect — and massive — mansion. “Maybe he needs a place to stay,” Alcobi said.

Manhattan currently has 18 listings asking north of $100,000 per month, according to StreetEasy. The priciest rental listing on the island is a 39th floor pad at the Pierre Hotel for $500,000 a month.