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$48.75 Million Manhattan Townhouse Hits Market

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Photo Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

A mansion on Beekman Place in Manhattan is for sale at $48.75 million. Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive broker of the luxury real estate, announced its availability earlier this week. 

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Ms. Ellen Biddle Shipman, a prominent garden designer during the 1920s, once owned the fully restored six-bedroom townhouse. She redesigned it in 1926 and lived there until 1946. Robert T, Vanderbilt, J.S. Rockefeller, E.I. Du Pont, Mrs. M.T. Mellon, Kermit Roosevelt and Vincent Astor were all clients of the talented designer. Shipman used plants and landscaping as ornate design elements throughout the dwelling, the greenery thriving due to sunshine reaching the home on three sides (east, south, and west).

“The home has been restored with a rare, expert precision, which is instantly apparent from the main entry where a high wrought-iron and copper-topped fence surrounds the reappointed façade,” said Paula Del Nunzio, senior VP and managing director of Brown Harris Stevens. 

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Ms. Del Nunzio is handling the listing, having represented numerous high-end luxury properties in her 20-plus-year career with Brown Harris Stevens. The Harkness mansion on East 75th Street, which sold for $53 million; the Milbank mansion on East 67th Street, which sold for $49 million; the Duke-Semans mansion, at 1009 Fifth Avenue, which sold for $44 million; and the Stanford White mansion at 973 Fifth Avenue, which sold for $42 million, are all properties represented by the successful real estate executive. 

There is also a conservatory, two planted terraces, and parking spaces for four cars in the five-story mansion. The storied, single-family residence is located on a street with only two houses that ends at the East River.

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James Rothaar

As an independent contractor, James has written content for and other leading online luxury lifestyle magazines. Rothaar previously served as the senior-tenured staff writer for JustLuxe, having worked with the digital magazine since 2005. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and works as an independent marketing consultant and a freelance writer. James Rothaar has an MBA degree...(Read More)

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