What a $5M Townhouse Looks Like in NYC, Amsterdam and Paris
The following properties are all townhouses in the same price range, but that’s where their similarities end.
Amsterdam Townhouse for $5.3 million ($6.9 million Cdn.)
Size: 8,934 square feet
Price/Sq. Foot: $596
Built in 1740 by a wealthy merchant, the house, which is an equidistant 10-minute walk from the Royal Palace and the Rijksmuseum in central Amsterdam, was fully renovated in 2011. It consists of the main residence, which fronts the canal, and a connected, separate “back house,” which was originally built as servants’ quarters. The grand first floor includes tromp l’oeil ceiling paintings by the contemporary artist Peter Korver, marble floors and wainscoting, plus intricate wood details.
New York City Townhouse for $4.8 million ($6.3 million Cdn.)
Size: 5,810 square feet
Price/Sq. Foot: $825
Located on 143rd Street in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, this limestone townhouse was built in 1895 on a leafy side street off of Columbus Avenue. The house, which was recently renovated, has herringbone floors, an open kitchen with a Wolf range and Sub-Zero appliances, and mahogany paneling throughout. There’s an additional patio, roof deck, and finished basement, which adds to the house’s square footage.
Listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Paris Mansion for $5.6 million ($7.3 million Cdn.)
Size: 3,767 square feet
Price/Sq. Foot: $1,478
Located in the wealthy, primarily residential 16th Arrondissement of Paris, this Art Deco mansion was built in 1930 and is a short walk from the Bois de Boulogne park and the Place Victor Hugo. The ground floor has several grand entertaining rooms and a rear outdoor patio, while the two upper floors are devoted to bedrooms and the house’s screening room. There’s also a study, cellar, and—crucial for a neighborhood where parking is in short supply—a double parking spot.