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Three Adjacent Manhattan Townhouses Go On the Market

Real-estate investor

Joseph Chetrit

is listing a collection of three adjacent Upper East Side townhouses for $51 million, $44 million and $39 million apiece.

Mr. Chetrit, whose firm has owned the Sony Building and Hotel Chelsea, bought six adjacent brownstones on East 76th Street from Lenox Hill Hospital in 2007, paying a combined $26 million, public records show. He then combined them into three homes and is now bringing them back to market, each designed in a different style, according to listing agent

Richard Steinberg

of Douglas Elliman, who is marketing the properties with colleagues Noble Black and

Roger Erickson.

The first and largest, a 15,000-square-foot, 36-foot-wide house at 110 East 76th Street, is designed in traditional materials and features marble, onyx and brass finishes. Its asking price is $51 million.

The second, a 14,000-square-foot, 34-foot-wide property at 114 East 76th Street asking $44 million, has a glass floor in the lobby revealing an in-ground swimming pool beneath. The third, a 13,000-square-foot, 32-foot-wide house at 118 East 76th Street asking $39 million, has contemporary finishes in metal and stone and features a screening room. It also has a glass-enclosed gym overlooking a swimming pool on the top floor, Mr. Steinberg said.

The homes, which are located in the Upper East Side Historic District, were protected, so Mr. Chetrit couldn’t raze the original structures, Mr. Steinberg said. Instead, Mr. Chetrit preserved the facades while replacing the rear end of the buildings with glass, which allowed more light to penetrate the space, Mr. Steinberg said.

All of the homes have between five and eight bedrooms and between eight and 10 bathrooms, Mr. Steinberg said. “You can’t be everything to everyone,” he said of the decision to design the residences in different styles.

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