$17,995,000 $22,000,000
Updated 4 days ago
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Waterfall Mansion

170 East 80th Street

Upper East Side, Manhattan | Lexington Ave & Third Ave

10 Rooms6 Beds6.5 Baths11,012 Square FeetMixed Use

$17,995,000 $22,000,000
floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size22'x102'
Built Size22'x60'
ZoneR8B
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$64,914
Price Per SF
$1,634

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • High Ceilings
  • Central AC
  • Central Heat

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden [21'x48']
  • Terrace
  • Skyline Views

Building Amenities

  • Alarm System
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Pool
  • Roof Deck
  • Sauna
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description for 170 East 80th Street

A celebration of light, open space and luxurious green living. A work of art unto itself. The exquisite Waterfall Mansion at 170 East 80th Street is among the most unique properties in Manhattan. A creative collaboration by real estate developer Kate Shin and renowned architect Toshiko Mori has transformed this historic 22 foot wide, 1899 carriage house into a breathtaking, tranquil oasis. The Waterfall Mansion is built as a luxurious single family residence atop an incredible private gallery space. This mansion is LEED Silver certified eco-friendly, constructed with green design elements including naturally sourced and environmentally sustainable materials. Zoned for mixed-usage, this residence offers multiple possibilities for its next owner. The mansion was once the workplace of acclaimed fabric designers, D.D. and Leslie Tillett, two of the most influential textile designers of the postwar era. Their prints were associated with the likes of Claire McCardell and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. For two generations, the Tillett family used the carriage house as both a residence and a studio. In 2008, Toshiko Mori impeccably reinvented the space to integrate art, architecture and lifestyle, resulting in a combination home and gallery beyond compare. While the 19th century brick facade and stone details have been meticulously restored to their original grandeur, the interior exudes modernism. It incorporates design influences from Eastern and Western cultures, and boasts natural materials such as marble, black slate, maple flooring, limestone, and custom glass tile. At the heart of the Mansion is an exquisite 22 foot x 23 foot indoor waterfall for which the mansion was named. The waterfall serves as a symbol of home and the flow of life as well as a serene focal point for entertaining and meditation. The residential section of this Mansion is accessed by a private wrought iron entrance. The residence is configured with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. There is a private elevator and stunningly landscaped roof-top garden. The basement level includes a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, a 2,300 SF spa-lounge complete with jacuzzi, Finland cedar sauna, gym and massage room. The Gallery space is accessed by the carriage house doors which have been beautifully styled in wrought iron and glass. The double-wide doors provide ample clearance for large art installations. The gallery currently operates as a hub for contemporary and international art, as well as a luxurious event space. The gallery walls are reinforced to support three times the weight of a typical residential wall, ideal for art installations of any size. The gallery has hosted events for top names such as Gucci, Remy, Rolls Royce, Kedar Entertainment, Swatch Group, Shiseido, Clé de Peau, Beauté, FENDI, SONY, the United Nations, and the Caterpillar Foundation.

Listing History for 170 East 80th Street

Now
02/08/2024
$17,995,000 [-$4,005,000] [18.2%]
Price Drop by Bianca D'Alessio
Nest Seekers International
2024

Building Details for 170 East 80th Street

OwnershipMixed Use
Building TypeTownhouse
AgePre-War
AccessElevator
Year Built1899
Floors/Apts5/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

77 St
0.16 miles
86 St
0.32 miles
86 St
0.36 miles
72 St
0.45 miles

Citi Bike

3 Ave & E 81 St
0.08 miles
E 81 St & Park Ave
0.12 miles

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Bianca D'Alessio
Associate Broker
License#:
10301219609
Company:
Nest Seekers International
Bianca D'Alessio
Nest Seekers International
Jed Garfield
Leslie J. Garfield & Co., Inc.

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Upper East Side | Manhattan

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Exuding a cosmopolitan, refined air that is reminiscent of Paris or other European cities, the Upper East Side (the UES, to local cognoscenti) has a reputation as being a bastion of wealth and privilege. Even though it was built by American “royalty” families like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Carnegies and Rockefellers, whose elaborate mansions once anchored Fifth Avenue, there are affordable housing options throughout the neighborhood. The further east you move, away from Central Park and the more commercial avenues, the more likely you are to find quiet, tree-lined streets with historic townhouses and brownstones. Keep your eye out for reasonably priced apartments in pre-war low-rise and even a few high-rise buildings.

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