Location: New York, N.Y.
The Skinny: The family of Howard Ronson, the late real estate developer, has abandoned plans to convert the mansion-turned-apartment building at 828 Fifth Avenue back into a single-family residence. That means the three units currently owned by the Monaco-based family are up for grabs, including a triplex and a penthouse that was added to the 1886 original in 1978, for a whopping $72 million.
Keep in mind that price is for uncombined — and frankly somewhat architecturally incompatible — units in the same building, but not the entirety of the building. There are still two holdout owners, but a recent condominium conversion could finally clear the way for a single-family Fifth Avenue mansion. The units for sale boast a total of 22 rooms, eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and some of the most opulent interiors in Manhattan, fittingly located on one of the city’s most desirable residential stretches.
View the original item at Curbed.com: Ridiculously Opulent Fifth Avenue Almost-Mansion Asks $72M, by Rob Bear.
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