Curbed NY | June 6, 2017 | Link to Article
Last summer, a fire-scarred multi-family property on West End Avenue came onto the market with a $9.975 million price tag. That may seem like a high price for a burned-out building, but this isn’t an ordinary townhouse; the property, you see, dates back to 1886, and is one of the few remaining Manhattan townhouses constructed by McKim, Mead and White.
But despite the property’s history and architectural pedigree, it’s still difficult to envision what it could look like, given its current fixer-upper state. “It’s odd to even find a McKim, Mead and White townhouse,” explains Peter Comitini, a Corcoran broker who is repping the property along with Laurie Lewis. “To have this kind of provenance on a personal property like this is really extraordinary.”
So the brokers decided to enlist Morris Adjmi Architects to create a new look for the townhouse. “We didn’t want to sell a fire sale; we wanted to sell a vision,” says Lewis…