Woolworth Mansion in New York City Asking $90 Million (House of the Day)

Woolworth Mansion for sale
Woolworth Mansion for sale

The famed Woolworth Mansion in New York City has marched its way back onto the market, and if it sells at its current asking price, it could be a record breaker.

The palatial estate has a history dating back to 1916, when retail mogul Frank Woolworth built it for his daughter, Helena McCann. It is surrounded by its two "sister" buildings, also built by Woolworth for his other daughters.

The mansion on East 80th Street has been listed for sale at a flabbergasting $90 million since March 2011, but it was briefly taken off the market at the beginning of September. At that time, it was listed for rent at an eye-popping $150,000 a month, but it apparently failed to get any takers. But if it does find one for the $90 million price tag, it will set the record for the highest sum ever paid for a townhouse.

According to the listing, the neo-French Renaissance mansion features 20 rooms, including a 50-person dining room, a 35-foot-wide library, a gym and a staff suite.

Some other details worth knowing: It has 18,000 square feet of floorspace divided among seven floors, and it comes equipped with three kitchens, an elevator and 14-foot ceilings.

Take a look inside the historic home:

The Woolworth Mansion may look familiar, as it was included in a roundup of the five most expensive homes on the market.

Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.

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