It's Free to Look: 120 East 70th Street

This $27 million property has extra special meaning. It was a wedding present! And not just for any old Upper East Sider. The Neo-Federal brick facade of 120 East 70th Street was commissioned in 1930 as a wedding present for Charles C. Auchincloss—who was, get this, a lawyer, a stockbroker and a book collector. 

The six-story townhouse was built in 1903, Sotheby's listing says, and it's now one of the most distinguished on "the most coveted block in the East 70's." That's pretty special. 

The townhouse, which also includes an English basement, has delicate fan windows and floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful Juliet balconies, the listing says. 

In numbers, this place is 10,000 square feet, 16 rooms, 11-foot ceilings, nine bedrooms, nine baths, three powder rooms, a staff room, eight fireplaces, three terraces, and, last but not least, an elevator. And a partridge in a pear tree. 

Robert Zion, Paley Park designer, created the townhouse's elegant garden. The interior is filled with light from the actual skylight above into the graceful (and kind of scary!) oval staircase. The interior includes a Louis XV drawing room, a Georgian library, an 18th-century fireplace mantels and a kitchen with solarium.

Finally, you want to know the spirit of this place? It's designed for a "charmed lifestyle and elegant entertaining." — Sam Levin

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This $27 million property has extra special meaning. It was a wedding present! And not just for any old Upper East Sider. The Neo-Federal brick facade of 120 East 70th Street was commissioned in 1930 as a wedding present for Charles C. Auchincloss–who was, get this, a lawyer, a stockbroker and a book collector. 

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