One of the things we find most wonderful about New York is the fact that each neighborhood is like a city unto itself. The East Village is nothing like the West Village, which differs greatly from the Upper West Side, which can't be compared to Gramercy Park, which is quite different from the Upper East Side. Every two or three avenues, you find yourself in a brand new space. The air is difference. The shops are different. The architecture is different. New York is, of course, a melting pot of a city, but we often forget that that melting pot applies just as much to the buildings of Manhattan as it does to its denizens. Take, for example, this stunning Upper East Side townhouse, which belongs to Bunny Mellon, and covers a staggering 11,000 square feet at 125 East 70th Street. One look at the photo above, and you might think the home was in London's Hampstead neighborhood. You might think it belonged in Europe.
But you'd be wrong – it lives on the Upper East Side, where its upper patio and latticework take center stage, even on a walk through one of the most stunning streets in the city. And yet, while you might mistake it for London, you'd never assume it was a part of the East Village, or was located in Tribeca. Once you hear Upper East Side, it clicks into place: this home belongs in that area, and it'd be remiss anywhere else. The Upper East Side is, like all other neighborhoods in New York, a tiny city unto itself, and it's only in this city that such a home could live.
Bunny, a horticulturist, and her husband, banking heir Paul Mellon, built the home in 1965, and it was recently listed by Sotheby's Realty for a staggering $46 million! Very much out of our price range, of course, but hey, we can admire it from afar! Take a gander at the home below, and tell us: is it your style, or would you modernize the space?