Donna and Bill DeSeta bought the townhome at 323 W. 80th St. in 1970 for $170,000. At the time it was a single room occupancy residence with 20 rooms. Through the years, the couple fixed up the building, adding special touches by hand, according to the New York Post.
Bill wanted to buy stained glass windows from a nearby church, but it was too pricey. So Donna took a course at the local Y and made her own, while Bill turned leftover parquet floors into an oak dining table. Their home is now configured as a 3,000-square-foot owners’ duplex.
The townhouse recently had eight apartments, but will be “delivered vacant,” according to the Post.
They recently put it on the market for $19.95 million. The house is on “an unheard of 43 foot lot,” the listing notes. It’s got six stories, 31 rooms and a private garage.
Check out the listing here, and then go back to 1970 and buy a few townhouses.
Photo via Compass.
Correction: We initially got Donna’s name wrong.