A palatial townhouse mansion that while easily overlooked as one strolls by, is hard to miss in the rarified circles of Manhattan real estate. The house is one of the former Woolworth family homes and has been on the market for just under $100 million. The home was a gift of Frank Woolworth to his daughter Helena (Mrs. Charles) McCann – 2 East 80th and 6 East 80th were also in the Woolworth family and were also gifts by Frank to his two other daughters, Edna (Mrs. Franklyn) Hutton and Jessie (Mrs. James) Donahue respectively.
The home was designed by Charles P. H. Gilbert in the French Gothic style. The façade is of limestone, with a cavernous 35 foot width on the street. The home boast 10 bedrooms, 11 and half baths and 3 kitchens. The home was previously owned by Lucille Roberts who purchased it for $6 million in 1995 and owned it until her passing in 2003.
If you are interested in a more in depth history of the property it is worth reading the Dayton In Manhattan post .