Music Exec Selling His Upper East Side Mansion

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A pricey mansion just came on the market on the Upper East Side. It looks like Lyor Cohen—you might recall him as Russell Simmons former right-hand man and current CEO of Recorded Music at the Warner Music Group—is ready for something new. The lavish digs that have recently been redone are located off of the corner of 5th Avenue, and priced at $28,000,000. Rising a total of seven stories, this limestone masterpiece proves to be quite an impressive abode.

The property is listed as having six bedrooms and seven full baths with two half baths. Built in 1892, the swanky Upper East Side retreat has had quite a few renovations. Back in 1921, prominent architect Cass Gilbert, also owner at the time, took a hand at redesigning the building into a sophisticated space. Today, the home maintains its original charm with the convenience of plenty of modern day amenities.

Among the fabulous features are six working fireplaces, plenty of storage (we all know how important that is in New York), a beautiful garden and a terrace with views of Central Park, a single car garage with direct access to the interior and an elevator. Not to mention the herringbone hardwood floors and fabulous décor. It is evident that lots of time and effort went into making this a much-coveted New York dwelling. Back in November of 1999, Cohen had purchased the manse for a mere $9,175,000; if he manages to find a bidder, that would amount to quite a chunk of change in Cohen’s pocket. The music mogul already has a home in Bridgehampton and reports have been flying that he is shopping around for another place.

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