The sun-filled southern terrace, private gym and sauna were once music to the ears of Warner Brothers Music chair Lyor Cohen. Now for $28 million, his limestone mansion at 1 East 94th Street in Carnegie Hill is ready to entertain new buyers.
The home was built in 1892, and, in 1921, became the private residence of architect Cass Gilbert, who redesigned the facade. Though the building was recently renovated, it retains a "traditional architectural vernacular," says the listing.
This "sun-filled, open and airy" space has, according to the Sotheby's listing, four exposures and at least a glimpse (above) of Central Park through the side windows. If the six whole floors of living space, with six bedrooms, seem a bit daunting, there's even an elevator. And with seven full bathrooms and two half-baths there's no reason ever to fight. (It also boasts a garage—a real, live garage, the kind that Madonna hunted for in her nearly five-year Manhattan scour.)
Perhaps you can also convince Mr. Cohen, 50, to throw in his award-winning sound system and a treasured humidor shaped like the townhouse, given him by Edgar Bronfman. — Laura Kusisto
Own architect Cass Gilbert’s old haunt, with its smidgen of Central Park view and copious sunlight.