3.9k Share this

Step inside a luxurious New York time capsule townhouse from the Gilded Age, which has recently gone on sale for $33 million and has been virtually untouched since it was build more than 100 years ago.

Situated in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, the townhouse gives prospective owners the chance to travel back in time.

The home has been kept in almost its original form and has retained most of its early features since it was built between 1901 and 1903. 

The large home is one of the largest single-family homes in all of New York City. It is located on 35th street between Park and Lexington Avenue, and the building is 33-feet wide, 66-feet tall, and has 11,638-square-feet of space.

Step inside a luxurious New York time capsule townhouse from the Gilded Age, which has recently gone on sale for $33 million and has been virtually untouched since it was build more than 100 years ago

Step inside a luxurious New York time capsule townhouse from the Gilded Age, which has recently gone on sale for $33 million and has been virtually untouched since it was build more than 100 years ago

Step inside a luxurious New York time capsule townhouse from the Gilded Age, which has recently gone on sale for $33 million and has been virtually untouched since it was build more than 100 years ago

Situated in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, the townhouse gives prospective owners the chance to travel back in time

Situated in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, the townhouse gives prospective owners the chance to travel back in time

Situated in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, the townhouse gives prospective owners the chance to travel back in time

The home has been kept in almost its original form and has retained most of its early features since it was built between 1901 and 1903

The home has been kept in almost its original form and has retained most of its early features since it was built between 1901 and 1903

The home has been kept in almost its original form and has retained most of its early features since it was built between 1901 and 1903

The large family home is one of the largest single-family homes in all of New York City

The large family home is one of the largest single-family homes in all of New York City

The large family home is one of the largest single-family homes in all of New York City 

It is located on 35th street between Park and Lexington Avenue, and the building is 33-feet wide, 66-feet tall, and has 11,638-square-feet of space

It is located on 35th street between Park and Lexington Avenue, and the building is 33-feet wide, 66-feet tall, and has 11,638-square-feet of space

It is located on 35th street between Park and Lexington Avenue, and the building is 33-feet wide, 66-feet tall, and has 11,638-square-feet of space

Arranged over eight floors, the mansion has nine-bedrooms and seven-bathrooms

Arranged over eight floors, the mansion has nine-bedrooms and seven-bathrooms

Arranged over eight floors, the mansion has nine-bedrooms and seven-bathrooms

It also comes with a reception hall, many living spaces, multiple at-home bars, an entertainment room, and numerous fireplaces

It also comes with a reception hall, many living spaces, multiple at-home bars, an entertainment room, and numerous fireplaces

It also comes with a reception hall, many living spaces, multiple at-home bars, an entertainment room, and numerous fireplaces

Elsewhere in the home is three powder rooms, and a fitness center with a sunken hot tub, sauna, massage room, and cold plunge pool

Elsewhere in the home is three powder rooms, and a fitness center with a sunken hot tub, sauna, massage room, and cold plunge pool

Elsewhere in the home is three powder rooms, and a fitness center with a sunken hot tub, sauna, massage room, and cold plunge pool

There is also a cellar, a library, a two-story butler's pantry

There is also a cellar, a library, a two-story butler's pantry

There is also a cellar, a library, a two-story butler’s pantry

The spacious dining room can sit up to 16 people

The spacious dining room can sit up to 16 people

The spacious dining room can sit up to 16 people

The spacious dining room can sit up to 16 people

The spacious dining room can sit up to 16 people and comes complete with an enormous chandelier 

Arranged over eight floors, the nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion also comes with a reception hall, three powder rooms, many living spaces, multiple at-home bars, an entertainment room, numerous fireplaces, a cellar, a library, a two-story butler’s pantry, and a fitness center with a sunken hot tub, sauna, massage room, and cold plunge pool. 

The spacious dining room can sit up to 16 people, while the vintage kitchen contains two islands, a gas range, multiple Bosch ovens and dishwashers, three fridges, a walk-in pantry, and its own breakfast nook.

The tranquil courtyard is an amazing place to relax, or you can also opt for the rooftop if you want to catch some rays – which gives stunning views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.

A mahogany staircase and an oak elevator both reach all floors, as well as a service staircase which can take you down to the basement.

The home also has a high tech security system, built-in speakers (which can connect to your phone over Bluetooth), a brand new HVAC, an intercom system, a laundry room, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

The vintage kitchen contains two islands, a gas range, multiple Bosch ovens and dishwashers, three fridges, and a walk-in pantry

The vintage kitchen contains two islands, a gas range, multiple Bosch ovens and dishwashers, three fridges, and a walk-in pantry

The vintage kitchen contains two islands, a gas range, multiple Bosch ovens and dishwashers, three fridges, and a walk-in pantry

It also has it owns breakfast nook, which opens up to the private courtyard

It also has it owns breakfast nook, which opens up to the private courtyard

It also has it owns breakfast nook, which opens up to the private courtyard

The tranquil courtyard is an amazing place to relax, or you can also opt for the rooftop if you want to catch some rays - which gives stunning views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings

The tranquil courtyard is an amazing place to relax, or you can also opt for the rooftop if you want to catch some rays - which gives stunning views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings

The tranquil courtyard is an amazing place to relax, or you can also opt for the rooftop if you want to catch some rays – which gives stunning views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings

A mahogany staircase and an oak elevator both reach all floors, as well as a service staircase which can take you down to the basement

A mahogany staircase and an oak elevator both reach all floors, as well as a service staircase which can take you down to the basement

A mahogany staircase and an oak elevator both reach all floors, as well as a service staircase which can take you down to the basement

The home also has a high tech security system, built-in speakers (which can connect to your phone over Bluetooth), a brand new HVAC, and an intercom system

The home also has a high tech security system, built-in speakers (which can connect to your phone over Bluetooth), a brand new HVAC, and an intercom system

The home also has a high tech security system, built-in speakers (which can connect to your phone over Bluetooth), a brand new HVAC, and an intercom system

Elsewhere is a laundry room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Elsewhere is a laundry room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Elsewhere is a laundry room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar

A staff wing has its own office, three more bedrooms, and two more bathrooms

A staff wing has its own office, three more bedrooms, and two more bathrooms

 A staff wing has its own office, three more bedrooms, and two more bathrooms

The master bedroom's walk-in closet has more than enough room to store your clothes and shoes

The master bedroom's walk-in closet has more than enough room to store your clothes and shoes

The master bedroom’s walk-in closet has more than enough room to store your clothes and shoes

One of the house's seven full bathrooms shows ample counter space, antique light fixtures, and a rainfall showerhead

One of the house's seven full bathrooms shows ample counter space, antique light fixtures, and a rainfall showerhead

One of the house’s seven full bathrooms shows ample counter space, antique light fixtures, and a rainfall showerhead 

Intricate wood carvings line the walls, while extravagant chandeliers hang from the 14-foot ceilings. Marble archways are prominent around the house, which is decorated with old paintings, statues, and other art pieces

Intricate wood carvings line the walls, while extravagant chandeliers hang from the 14-foot ceilings. Marble archways are prominent around the house, which is decorated with old paintings, statues, and other art pieces

Intricate wood carvings line the walls, while extravagant chandeliers hang from the 14-foot ceilings. Marble archways are prominent around the house, which is decorated with old paintings, statues, and other art pieces

This rare slice of history has only been owned by two different families since it was built more than a century ago

This rare slice of history has only been owned by two different families since it was built more than a century ago

This rare slice of history has only been owned by two different families since it was built more than a century ago

This rare slice of history has only been owned by two different families since it was built more than a century ago

This rare slice of history has only been owned by two different families since it was built more than a century ago

The brick and limestone mansion was originally built for prominent banker, sportsman, equestrian, and automobilist James F. D. Lanier, who lived there with his wife, Harriet

The brick and limestone mansion was originally built for prominent banker, sportsman, equestrian, and automobilist James F. D. Lanier, who lived there with his wife, Harriet

The brick and limestone mansion was originally built for prominent banker, sportsman, equestrian, and automobilist James F. D. Lanier, who lived there with his wife, Harriet

His grandfather, James Franklin Doughty Lanier, pioneered one of the oldest private banks in New York, which financed Thomas Edison's development of the lightbulb

His grandfather, James Franklin Doughty Lanier, pioneered one of the oldest private banks in New York, which financed Thomas Edison's development of the lightbulb

His grandfather, James Franklin Doughty Lanier, pioneered one of the oldest private banks in New York, which financed Thomas Edison’s development of the lightbulb

Lanier hired architect duo Francis Laurens Vinton Hoppin and Terence A. Koen to construct the house, who had studied in Paris and used many French styles and techniques when building it

Lanier hired architect duo Francis Laurens Vinton Hoppin and Terence A. Koen to construct the house, who had studied in Paris and used many French styles and techniques when building it

Lanier hired architect duo Francis Laurens Vinton Hoppin and Terence A. Koen to construct the house, who had studied in Paris and used many French styles and techniques when building it

Meet James F. D. Lanier: The man behind the mansion

The brick and limestone mansion was originally built for prominent banker, sportsman, equestrian, and automobilist James F. D. Lanier, who lived there with his wife, Harriet – according to the listing.

His grandfather, James Franklin Doughty Lanier, pioneered one of the oldest private banks in New York, which financed Thomas Edison’s development of the lightbulb.

Lanier hired architect duo Francis Laurens Vinton Hoppin and Terence A. Koen to construct the Murray Hill house, who had studied in Paris and used many French styles and techniques when building it.

He paid $31,000 for two brownstones which sat side by side originally, before he had them combined to make the lavish home.

Although he was born in New York City, Lanier grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Princeton University in 1880.

He and his wife were included in Ward McAllister’s ‘Four Hundred’ list – which was an index of New York’s top society members published by the New York Times.

He was one of the first automobile drivers in America, and was strongly interested in racing.

Besides this mansion, he also purchased an estate in Long Island – which was completed in 1891 – but rented it out rather than living there. He eventually sold it for $100,000.

He and his wife, Harriet, had two kids together – two sons named Charles (born in 1886) and Reginald (born in 1888). Lanier died on May 16, 1928, at age 69.

<!—->

Advertisement

Intricate wood carvings line the walls, while extravagant chandeliers hang from the 14-foot ceilings. Marble archways are prominent around the house, which is decorated with old paintings, statues, and other art pieces.

A staff wing has its own office, three more bedrooms, and two more bathrooms. 

This rare slice of history has only been owned by two different families since it was built more than a century ago. 

The brick and limestone mansion was originally built for prominent banker, sportsman, equestrian, and automobilist James F. D. Lanier, who lived there with his wife, Harriet – according to the listing.

His grandfather, James Franklin Doughty Lanier, pioneered one of the oldest private banks in New York, which financed Thomas Edison’s development of the lightbulb.  

Lanier hired architect duo Francis Laurens Vinton Hoppin and Terence A. Koen to construct the house, who had studied in Paris and used many French styles and techniques when building it. 

He paid $31,000 for two brownstones which sat side by side originally, before he had them combined to make the lavish home

He paid $31,000 for two brownstones which sat side by side originally, before he had them combined to make the lavish home

In 1979, the house became an official landmark of New York City, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982

In 1979, the house became an official landmark of New York City, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982

He paid $31,000 for two brownstones which sat side by side originally, before he had them combined to make the lavish home, which became an official landmark of New York City in 1979

Now, it is owned by Bassam Alghanim - a California-based billionaire who inherited his father's company Alghanim Industries

Now, it is owned by Bassam Alghanim - a California-based billionaire who inherited his father's company Alghanim Industries

Now, it is owned by Bassam Alghanim – a California-based billionaire who inherited his father’s company Alghanim Industries

Bassam bought the house for $4.2 million in 1984, MansionDr.com reported

Bassam bought the house for $4.2 million in 1984, MansionDr.com reported

Bassam bought the house for $4.2 million in 1984, MansionDr.com reported

The mansion was built during the Gilded Age and has pretty much stayed the same since then. Different houses in Murray Hill are pictured during the Gilded Age

The mansion was built during the Gilded Age and has pretty much stayed the same since then. Different houses in Murray Hill are pictured during the Gilded Age

The mansion was built during the Gilded Age and has pretty much stayed the same since then. Different houses in Murray Hill are pictured during the Gilded Age

The mansion was built during the Gilded Age and has pretty much stayed the same since then. Different houses in Murray Hill are pictured during the Gilded Age

The mansion was built during the Gilded Age and has pretty much stayed the same since then. Different houses in Murray Hill are pictured during the Gilded Age

The property is listed by Edward F. Joseph at Christie’s International Real Estate for $33,000,000

The property is listed by Edward F. Joseph at Christie’s International Real Estate for $33,000,000

The property is listed by Edward F. Joseph at Christie’s International Real Estate for $33,000,000

He paid $31,000 for two brownstones which sat side by side originally, before he had them combined to make the lavish home. 

In 1979, the house became an official landmark of New York City, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. 

Now, it is owned by Bassam Alghanim – a California-based billionaire who inherited his father’s company Alghanim Industries.

He bought the house for $4.2 million in 1984, MansionDr.com reported. 

The property is listed by Edward F. Joseph at Christie’s International Real Estate for $33,000,000.

Source: dailymail

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like
Air conditioning back on at Sneider Apartments after 3 deaths

Lawsuit filed against Rogers Park apartment building where 3 women died

CHICAGO (CBS)– Families are taking legal action after three women were found dead at…
Ald. Michael Scott Jr. resigning from City Council

Ald. Michael Scott Jr. resigning from City Council, joining Cinespace Studios

CHICAGO (CBS) — Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24th) is resigning from the…

United Airlines worker PUNCHES passenger at check-in before he’s smacked to the ground bleeding

RAAAAGE! Insane moment United Airlines worker punches passenger at airport check-in before…
I'm loving it! Kanye West has announced he is redesigning food packaging for McDonalds.

Kanye West announces he is redesigning McDonald’s food packaging

Kanye West announces he is redesigning McDonald’s food packaging as he returns…
This is the moment Bobi Gephart, 43, and her husband Nate (middle) confronted Pastor John B. Lowe II (left) on stage at the New Life Christian Church in Indiana on Sunday

Indiana woman forces married pastor to admit they had affair when she was 16 in front of church

A 65-year-old Indiana pastor has stepped down from his role in the…

Liz Cheney calls Trump a ‘threat’ to the country and tells Americans to stand up to ‘liars’

Rep. Liz Cheney was honored on Sunday night at this year’s John F.…
Southern Baptist Convention accused of cover up involving sexual abuse victims, according to Guidepost report

Southern Baptist Convention accused of cover up involving sexual abuse victims, according to Guidepost report

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and…

US tourists claim restaurant scammed them into paying $640 for crab legs and cocktails in Mykonos 

An American mother and her daughter claimed that they were scammed by…