Vince Viola sells a huge townhouse on the Upper East Side


Vince Viola and 12 East 69th Street (Getty, Google Maps)

Vince Viola and 12 East 69th Street (Getty, Google Maps)

Billionaire businessman Vince Viola is making his second big step in real estate in so many months.

The owner of the Florida Panthers has signed a contract to sell his huge townhouse on the Upper East Side for about $ 60 million, the Wall Street Journal said.

The 20,000-square-foot house on East 69th Street has been on the market and beyond since 2013, when Viola and his wife Teresa first listed it at $ 114 million. In 2017, it was allegedly in the contract to sell for $ 80 million – which would be a record sale of a townhouse – but the deal eventually failed. The buyer was linked to Chinese oil baron Ye Jianming, who reportedly disappeared before the deal was finalized, sources said in the publication.

Vince Viola’s assets on the market in 2018 for $ 88 million and there have been a number of price restrictions since then. It was the last time to ask $ 79 million.

The house, which is just a short walk from the Museum Mile, has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and lots of high-end amenities, including a home theater, rooftop terrace, swimming pool and panic room.

Violas set a record in the town house in January – in Brooklyn. The couple’s large mansion on 8 Montague Terrace was sold for $ 25.5 million, which is the most demanding resi sale in the neighborhood.

[WSJ] – Amy Plitt

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