The 10 Best New York Townhouse Sales of 2022
What a year it has been for the townhouse market in town.
Townhouses remained in high demand after a hot 2021, weathering headwinds longer than condos and co-ops. An analysis by The real deal ACRIS filings revealed that while the number of sales hasn’t quite caught up to last year’s level, dollar volume this year has already surpassed 2021’s total.
Buyers have already spent nearly $700 million on townhouses this year, up about $100 million from last year with two months remaining until 2023. Here are the 10 most expensive sales so far. now this year:
12 East 63rd Street | $56 million
This seven-story townhouse in Lenox Hill kicked off the market when it sold for $56 million in January. The 13,000 square foot home features seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and an upstairs master suite with a separate dining area, bathroom, and private garden patio. It was originally listed for $77 million in 2015.
60-64 East 93rd Street | $52.5 million
One of the New Yorkers widest townhouses achieved the second highest sale of the year in June when it closed for $52.5 million. The 57-foot-wide house was built in the 1930s for socialite Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt, before housing Romania’s Permanent Mission to the United States and later the Lycée Français de New York.
8 East 62nd Street | $50 million
The seller of the third most expensive townhouse of 2022 would have liked to see it higher on this list. Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners sold the lavish mansion for $50 million, six years after listing it for $84.5 million. The six-story, 15,000-square-foot mansion features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a rooftop terrace, massage room, gym, and spa with sauna.
27 East 11th Street | $35 million
Founder of Chipotle Steve Ells cobbled together this West Village townhouse in June after buying the property in October 2021 for $29.5 million. He never intended to stay long: Ells lived there while he waited to complete the construction of his mega mansion down the street. Once the home of John F. Kennedy’s White House physician, the home at 27 East 11th Street has modern offerings including heated floors and large skylights.
22 East 67th Street | $27 million
This Upper East Side mansion that’s no stranger to headlines. The home sold for $27 million in July after being caught in a short-term rental scandal which resulted in an $8,000 fine for sellers Claudio Guazzoni dei Zanett. The 22-foot-wide multi-family townhouse features 2,300 feet of outdoor space and can be reconfigured as a single-family home.
15 East 88th Street | $26.5 million
This 9,600 square foot Delano & Aldrich mansion sold for about $3 million below asking price. The eight-story house has a mahogany paneled library, 15-foot ceilings, original moldings, and an elevator that serves all eight floors.
248 Central Park West | $26 million
A die last three single-family homes on Central Park West, this six-story, 10,000-square-foot townhouse is said to be the neighborhood’s most expensive on record. The house was built in 1887 and features a heated swimming pool, six bedrooms, two skylights, four balconies, a landscaped garden and a landscaped roof terrace. It also has a virtual doorman and a dehumidification system.
20 East 73rd Street | $25 million
Some scour the racks for offers, others monitor bankruptcy proceedings. This 12,000 square foot home is rumored to have belonged to a movie star Grace Kelly, was first put on the market in 2015 by the Ender family before being seized which was halted by bankruptcy proceedings. Located two blocks from Central Park, the historic home boasts 2,000 square feet of air rights.
32 West 76th Street | $22.2 million
This 11,000 square foot home sold at the end of March for $22.2 million. The seller paid $10 million for it in 2014 and undertook a complete renovation of the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home. The house also has a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen, part of the more than 2,200 square feet of outdoor space that comes with the property. There is also an indoor basketball court, a wine cellar and a gym.
228 West 11th Street | $21.5 million
Rounding out the list, a remodeled townhouse earned the top spot in Olshan Realty’s weekly report when he entered the contract in July. The home, which sold for $3.5 million below asking, features low property taxes, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a hot tub.