Rendering: Brown Harris Stevens
Midtown East co-op River House plans to convert its private club into Manhattan’s biggest, priciest home — a 62,000-square-foot mega-home asking $130 million.
The five-story (five-plex? Penta-plex?) club space at 435 East 52nd Street is the size of ten typical Manhattan townhouses, The Wall Street Journal reported. With a private entrance on East 52nd Street and a riverfront garden, the space has been leased to the River Club of New York since 1931, when the building opened.
The building’s co-op board chose to put the raw space on the market after failing to agree with the nonprofit River Club over a long-term lease renewal or sale.
The club has two tennis courts, a swimming pool, squash court, gym, library, ballroom, guest rooms and a dining room overlooking the East River. Brown Harris Stevens’ Kyle Blackmon and John Burger have the listing, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The Brown Harris Stevens listing portrays the raw space as a single-family home by New York designer Tony Ingrao, complete with double-height ceilings, one tennis court and a 82-foot-long pool opening onto the garden.
The most expensive sale at 26-story River House has been $11.65 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.