Charity carriage house on the UES hits market for $22M

Yet another nonprofit is selling off prized Upper East Side real estate. The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a

Yet another nonprofit is selling off prized Upper East Side real estate.

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a philanthropic organization whose goal is “to improve access and opportunity for all New Yorkers,” is listing a 15-room carriage house at 167 E. 73rd St. for $21.75 million.

The 25-foot-wide home, which sports an elegant limestone Beaux-Arts facade, has had multiple lives.

At one point, it was owned by philanthropist Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White, the daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt and the aunt of Whitney museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

(Laurie Tisch, coincidentally, currently serves as co-chairwoman of Whitney’s board of trustees.)

The carriage house was also home, over the years, to an art gallery, an antique dealer and another nonprofit, the Vilcek Foundation, which supports immigrant-born artists and scientists.

It also served as the studio of famed graphic designer and photographer Henry Wolf. It is currently configured as a hybrid of commercial/gallery space across the basement and ground level with two residential units on the top floors. The parlor floor is a modern marvel with lots of light and 13-foot ceilings.

The townhouse also features 1,400 square feet of outdoor space over two terraces. The building (and its twin next door at 165 E. 73rd St.) were created in 1903 and 1904 by architect George L. Amoroux for New York businessman Henry Harper Benedict, president of typewriter and firearms seller E. Remington and Sons.

167 E. 73rd St. is currently being marketed as a potential 5,000-square-foot single-family home.

It is one of only a few famous carriage houses built in the early 20th century on the Upper East Side that has been in continuous use, note listing brokers Cindy Kurtin and Jill Bernard, of Stribling, and Jed Garfield of Leslie J. Garfield & Co.

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