Given that this is a season for excess, we've decided to go all out for this week's townhouse pick. Though when you think about it, is an opulent, six-story, $29.5 million Upper East Side townhouse really so over-the-top?
Though the home at 3 East 94th Street (which has notably been owned by real estate mogul Aby Rosen) has been recently renovated, it retains the feel of opulent earlier eras; it was, after all, built in 1901. On the ground level, you'll find a fully equipped gym, sauna, and a media room, all of which lead out on to the "dining terrace:"
On the parlor level, in addition to the foyer and living room, there's a spacious full dining room, as well as a balcony and powder room.
On the next level up, there's a family room (complete with wet bar) as well as an eat-in kitchen, complete with a fireplace and banquette seating.
Further up you'll find the sleeping quarters, including a master bedroom with fireplace, not one but two bathrooms, a seating area, and an adjacent office. There are two more master bedrooms (with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms) upstairs, in addition to laundry facilities.
There's a rooftop terrace with Central Park views (not pictured), and in the basement, a second laundry room, "staff bedroom," and—naturally—a climate-controlled wine room with a 400-bottle capacity.
The home is also fully wired for security and central air, with a "Savant Pro Automation System" to manage the lighting, heat, and media. It's tempting (if you can afford a $120,000/month mortgage, anyway), but it's only been on the market for a month, and we're willing to bet there might be some price chops in the home's future. (Its last sale price in 2010 was $19.9 million, per StreetEasy's price history.) Up to you if you'd rather try to negotiate up front, or roll the dice and play the waiting game for a price reduction.
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