Location: New York, N.Y.
The Skinny: Just a little under two years removed from a reno that caused a partial collapse of an upper wall—injuring several workers—this Upper East Side townhouse is on the market with a $14.2M asking price, representing a $10M increase over its pre-disaster, 2011 take. The home, which is located in the Treadwell Farm historic district in the East 60s, now sports an all-glass back wall, providing views that overlook an immaculately manicured garden, and it seems to have come through its ordeal in pretty good shape (hopefully the injured contractors can say the same). The five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion was built in 1905 and, post-reno, has five total floors, including a penthouse and enclosed rooftop deck. The kitchen has been totally updated with all new appliances, and the place is fitted out with Nest Thermostats and Savant Audio Visual gear and, presumably, a whole lotta structural reinforcing.