It's Free to Look: The Picture Perfect Avedon Townhouse

avedon townhouse1 It's Free to Look: The Picture Perfect Avedon TownhouseIf $90 million is too much to ask for an Upper East Side home, how about $10.5 million. While this townhouse at 407 East 75th Street may not rise to seven stories and cover 18,000-square feet, like the Woolworth manse, this 8,475-square-foot, 25-foot-wide redbrick number has been thoroughly renovated as well.

Well-known designers Space4architecture have created a home where “the indoor and exterior spaces have been maximized for the pleasure of the modern urban family,” according to the Douglas Elliman listing. If that were not enough, the place comes with celebrity cache. The renovation was undertaken by hotshot Carlyle Group managing director (and half-brother of the French president) Pierre Olivier Sarkozy, who bought the home from Richard Avedon’s estate in 2005 for $6.5 million, according to city records, a year after the renowned photographer died.

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