Upper East Side Townhouse Designed by Legendary Architect William Lescaze Listed at $19.5 Million

The iconic modernist townhouse re-listed after a rocky recent history

(NEW YORK, NEW YORK)— After passing through a number of hands in the past few years, a landmarked, William Leszcaze designed townhouse at 32 East 74thStreet is back on the market again at $19.4 million, according to 6sqft.

Lescaze was a Swiss-born modernist architect who made a name for himself in America working in the “International Style,” whose most famous adherents include Miles van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. While brokers and buyers alike are attracted to the townhouse’s airy, elegant design, the building has been sold and relisted many times in the past few years. A broker from Warburg, which is now listing the property again, told The Observer in 2010, “People don’t realize how much work is involved when they buy it; and then they don’t want to do the construction and renovations that are really needed.” Since then, a recent investor has taken the care to carry out the much-needed renovations and re-listed the townhouse as three separate duplexes. While the original façade has been perfectly preserved, the interior has been completely remodeled.

Images courtesy of Warburg Realty

The last investor split the townhouse into three distinct units, each with private elevator access. The 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom ground-floor unit enjoys private garden access; the second 3-bedroom 3-bathroom unit spans the second- and third-floors, and the top unit is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit with a cantilevered balcony and multiple terraces, including a street-facing outdoor patio.

In addition to private, keyed elevator access, each unit also enjoys built-in closet spaces, newly renovated kitchens with premium appliances, a washer-dryer in-unit, and central air conditioning. The units have all been outfitted with Sonos sound systems as well.

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