Don’t Judge This New York Home By Its Cover

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Not all is what it seems when it comes to this New York city home.

From the outside it looks like any other ordinary building with cookie-cutter windows and boring red brick. But take a look on the inside and you’ll know exactly why 16 East 69th Street is on the market for an astounding  $55 million dollars.

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It’s big–like really freaking big, like 12,111 square feet big–considering how small New York City condos are, this is gargantuan. The black and white marble entry floor makes us want to pull out our phones and plaster social media with #ihavethisthingwithfloors (yes, that is a thing- look it up!)

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The home was erected in 1881 by Charles Buek & Co. and then purchased shortly after by Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt. In 1929, the home was redesigned for Edwin C. Jameson, an insurance executive, and then purchased by the English Speaking Union in 1956. Safe to say the interior has gotten plenty of TLC throughout the years and we have to say, it has definitely kept up with the times.

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Despite having a very monochromatic interior, it still maintains its sophisticated yet welcoming aura. Sixteen East 69th Street boasts seven beds, 8 full baths and three partial baths  as well as five wood burning fireplaces, two terraces and soaring ceilings.

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The enormous kitchen features white walls and cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a spunky red fireplace for an unexpected pop of color.

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Buyers will be marveled by the state-of-the-art elevator from the basement to each one of its five floors and can also take full advantage of the large wine cellar in the basement (not to mention the vast walk-in closet!)

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Despite being unfurnished, it isn’t hard to imagine taking a relaxing shower in this bathroom (heated by the warmth of your own fireplace) and slowly awakening to the warmth of the sun on your face in your master bedroom.

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This home also includes a private gym on the fifth floor, a security system with digital video recording and remote web access and a laundry room with three washers and three dryers.

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[ Source: Sotheby’s ]

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