Woolworth Mansion for rent for $150,000 a month (Photos)

By on Sep 6, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

The famous Woolworth Mansion in New York City, as shown in the photos below, is now for rent, for $150,000 per month, after the nearly 100-year-old home went for sale last year for $90 million and was dubbed as New York’s most expensive house.

As noted at The New York Daily News on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, Woolworth Mansion, located at East 80th St, was completed in 1916 and originally owned by shopping magnate Frank Woolworth, who was able to engage famed architect Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert to design his three mansions.

Based on history, these mansions were built for Woolworth‘s three children: Edna Hutton (Mrs. Franklyn), at 2 East 80th; Helena McCann (Mrs. Charles), at 4 East 80th; and Jessie Donahue (Mrs. James), at 6 East 80th Street. The estate of exercise guru Lucille Roberts is the current owner of the Woolworth Mansion.

“It’s a miracle this house survived with so much of the original details intact,” Brown Harris Stevens broker Paula Del Nunzio was quoted telling to NYDailyNews.com. This 35-foot wide Upper East Side townhouse was earlier used as men’s gym when the late gym magnate bought in 1995 for $6 million.

“The owners … not only restored that original details they found but also renovated the mansion with all modern systems. This house is a prime example of ‘architecture as art’ and there is always a market for that.” Del Nunzio added, justifying the record-breaking price.

As described by Brown Harris Stevens on its official website, the gigantic entrance of the Woolworth Mansion includes three closets, an elegant powder room, a massive fireplace, and access to a kitchen in the rear as well as the wide landing of the grand master staircase. The first five floors are being capped by a brilliant stained-glass skylight positioned above the staircase.

The third floor includes a 35 foot-wide wood-paneled library, wet bar, and powder room, along with a two-bedroom suite with two large full baths and ample closet space. The fourth floor includes the master grand bedroom, two sitting rooms, and two full baths with dressing rooms positioned on opposite ends of the master suite.

The ceilings reach over 14 feet, while the center landing affords a large sitting room that connects the front drawing room to the deep formal dining room, which features a large fireplace and has a capacity of 50 people. The fifth floor features two large bedrooms with full baths and a gym.

Woolworth Mansion front
Woolworth Mansion (front)
Image Credit: Allison Joyce/New York Daily News

Woolworth Mansion 1
Woolworth Mansion
Image Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

Woolworth Mansion 2
Woolworth Mansion
Image Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

Woolworth Mansion 3
Woolworth Mansion
Image Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

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