Madge Takes The UES

Madonna is crossing Central Park and moving into the triple digits of the UES, buying a $40M “double-wide” townhouse at Lexington and E.81st Street.

Reminiscent of a London townhouse, this 26-room classic Georgian residence is notable for its extraordinary 57-foot width, making it one of the widest houses on the Upper East side, its 3000 sq. ft. garden bordered by tall trees, rhododendron and roses, and its double-car garage, another Upper East Side rarity. The 4-story townhouse has approximately 12,000 sq. ft. above grade, and offers a 38′ by 22′ drawing room with tall south windows overlooking the garden, a paneled dining room off the garden terrace, intimate library, 13 bedrooms, 11′ ceilings, 9 fireplaces, Georgian staircase, elevator, and future rooftop garden.

No residence east of Lexington Avenue has ever sold for more than $20M, much less $40M, according to Curbed, which has lots of photos of the inside of the mansion, including a floorplan. According to the NY Post, the house has one major flaw – you can hear and feel the 6 train every time it passes. Boo hoo.