$90,000 Rental on East 64th Street


It looks like the five-story mansion at 20 East 64th Street is back in the news, as Curbed reports it is now a $90,000 rental. Another chapter begins in the saga of this magnificent townhouse.

In October 2005, The Observer first reported that a contract was signed.

Investment banker Robert de Guardiola and his wife, interior designer Joanne de Guardiola, have a contract signed on their $27.9 million home at 20 East 64th Street, according to a source with knowledge of the listing.

The five-story mansion is co-listed with Kirk Henckels of Stribling & Associates, and Julie Kammerer and Barbara Kemp of Prudential Douglas Elliman. Independent broker Cheryl Tanenbaum brought in the buyer, an Irish businessperson.

No. 20 came on the market in 2004, with a slightly higher asking price of $29.5 million.

Last January, The Observer reported on the closed deal.

Irish investor Derek Quinlan, whose company owns tony properties throughout Europe, is adding an Upper East Side townhouse to his portfolio.

Mr. Quinlan recently purchased the 64th Street home of investment banker Roberto de Guardiola and his wife, interior designer Joanne de Guardiola, for $26.25 million, according to deed transfer records.

Seems like Mr. Quinlan is looking to make some quick cash. And the broker that helped him buy the place, now has the rental listing.

Michael Calderone

$90,000 Rental on East 64th Street