A gift of the Gilded Age, this regal New York City townhouse is part of Fifth Avenue's fabulous history and will be listed at $49 million this weekend.
Built for banker and railroad tycoon Henry Cook in 1907, the six-floor, 13,700-square-foot mansion's crown molding and paneled millwork are in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo, and has changed little since it was built.
The house overlooking Central Park draws much of its cachet from its legendary architect, Stanford White, who designed an expansion of the White House and the Boston Public Library along with other famous structures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (And who plays a cameo role in the plot of Ragtime
Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing
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