It’s Free to Look: 19 East 70th Street

It seems a shame to hide one of the city’s most beautiful homes behind paintings.

This townhouse at 19 East 70th Street is currently used as an art gallery. But with the Whitney just down the street, perhaps no one will notice if you move the art out and some furniture back into the seven floors and eight bedrooms. Entices the Sotheby’s listing: “This could be a spectacular important private residence once again.”

Attorney David Morris built the place in 1909—undoubtedly thanks to the fortune of his wife, a Vanderbilt heiress. The home comes complete with its own works of art, including original copper detailing and a staircase that hasn’t changed since debutantes descended in white ball gowns.

But for $49 million, even after a $10 million price chop, don't fall in love with this place without your own wealthy benefactor. —Laura Kusisto 

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It seems a shame to hide one of the city’s most beautiful homes behind paintings.

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