Most expensive townhouse on NYC’s Upper West Side to hit market

After almost 5 years of development and neighbor nuisances, probably the most expensive Upper West Side townhouse is lastly hitting the market at a whopping $27.5 million, The Post has discovered.

Located at 32 West 76th St., the four-story brownstone has been owned by David Luttway and his spouse, Dana, the daughter of Nita Lowey, who served as a U.S. Representative for New York from 1989 till 2021.

Situated simply off Central Park, the residence is made up of six bedrooms and eight bogs and spans a large 10,635 sq. toes. 

At 22-feet large, your entire townhouse was rebuilt from the bottom up, with development starting in 2015.

Pegged “stylishly modern,” facilities embrace a high-speed elevator, central local weather management and good home methods, a house gymnasium, an indoor basketball court docket and a wine cellar. 

The brownstone spans four stories.
The brownstone is made up of 4 tales.
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The entertainment room.
The bar/leisure room.
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One of the living areas features a gran piano with an electric fire place.
One of the dwelling areas encompasses a grand piano with an electrical fire.
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The chefs kitchen.
The cooks’ kitchen.
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The study.
The research.
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Dana — who based Holliswood Development, which makes a speciality of renovating townhomes — advised The Post of the challenges which have include refurbishing a 21-room brownstone. 

“Renovating a townhouse, particularly one with a full suite of sub-grade amenities, is not for the faint of heart! We were fortunate to inherit 14-foot-deep party walls, so we were able to excavate down into a virtual sandbox to create a basketball court and gym without having to underpin,” she mentioned.

But what she thought can be a “quick and easy” construct turned out to be something however. 

“The shoring and design was extremely expensive and extensive, as were delays created by unfounded accusations of disturbances by a neighbor,” Dana added. 

The formal dining room.
The formal eating room.
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The outdoor kitchen.
The outside kitchen.
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The expansive terrace.
The expansive terrace.
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The wine cellar.
The wine cellar.
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The basketball court.
The basketball court docket.
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A sitting area in between stairs.
A sitting space in between stairs.
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That neighbor occurs to be 69-year-old Joseph Bolanos, whom the FBI raided earlier this 12 months for his alleged involvement within the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Bolanos’ efforts through the years have led to two stop-work orders, one in September 2015 for lack of excavation notification and failure to monitor vibrations and one other in March 2017 for failure to present overhead safety, in accordance to information from the Department of Buildings. 

“Eventually it all worked out, but the basketball court, recreation room, gym and wine cellar turned out to be the most expensive and time-consuming 2,000 square feet I have ever built,” Dana mentioned. 

The primary ensuite bedroom.
The major en-suite bed room.
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An expansive walk in closet.
An expansive walk-in closet.
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The main ensuite bathroom.
The important en-suite rest room.
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The outdoor lounge.
The outside lounge.
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The gym.
The gymnasium.
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Additional options additionally embrace the extravagant outside area, which holds over 2,600 sq. toes of “private oasis,” together with a backyard, two south-facing setback terraces and an expansive roof deck with an out of doors kitchen.

One ground is devoted to the first en-suite bed room and toilet — which boasts a fuel fire — flanked by two massive dressing rooms, every with adjoining bogs. Opposite the master suite is a research with a moist bar and bay window overlooking West 76th Street.

The townhouse made a really temporary look on the market final summer season for a hefty $35 million, however it was taken off the market shortly thereafter for Dana’s household to use through the pandemic.

“I’ve been ready to use the house for years and [have had] a lot enjoyment right here with my household — notably having the ability to collect right here and have the dimensions and privateness and outside area that was so vital all through the pandemic. 

“I can’t wait to see who the next family who gets to enjoy all of this work is!” 

Ian Slater with Compass is co-listing the townhouse with Cathy Taub of Sotheby’s.

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