Historic UWS townhouse on market for record $29M

The same townhouse sold in 1996 for a then-record $4.3 million

TRD New York /
Aug.August 10, 2015 08:39 AM

Not to be (greatly) outdone by its uptown neighbor across the park, the Upper West Side continues to break asking price records for its high-end townhouses.

The stately granite-and-iron-spot-brick townhouse at 24 West 71st Street is being listed for $29 million dollars. If sold at that price, it would top the current record of $25 million for a property in the neighborhood, set by 247 Central Park West, the New York Times reported.

The five-story, 7,134-square-foot building, situated in a historic district, was built in 1892 by architects Hugh Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich.

It was extensively renovated in 1988 by its then-owners, Michael and Marcy Balk, at a cost of $1 million. The couple then sold the building in 1996 for $4.3 million, an UWS record at the time.

Dexter Guerrieri, president of Vandenberg, is the listing broker for the property. He also brokered the 1996 sale.

The house is currently owned by Arrien and Robin Schiltkamp. It has six bedrooms, six and a half baths, 10 gas fireplaces, an elevator, a Japanese spa, and several extra kitchens. [NYT]Ariel Stulberg

Related Articles

Clockwise from left: 91 Leonard Street, 141 West 11th Street, 520 Park Avenue and 115 Central Park West (Credit: StreetEasy, Google Maps)

These are the latest, greatest residential sales in NYC

Sam Chang and 40 West 45th Street (Credit: Google Maps and iStock)

Sam Chang can now purchase 160 elite racing pigeons

15 Central Park West and Och-Ziff Capital Management founder Daniel Och (Credit: StreetEasy and Getty Images)

Daniel Och wants $12K a foot for his 15 Central Park West penthouse

Georgina Bloomberg and 101 Central Park West (Credit: Getty Images/StreetEasy/Wikipedia)

Georgina Bloomberg buys another co-op at 101 CPW

Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer (Credit: Getty Images)

Why Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer didn’t pay her mortgage for 5 years

Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time

Private equity bigwig lists $22.5M mansion, one day after mansion tax passes

Centurion shooting for $403M sellout with UWS condo conversion