John Duncan Townhouse, Estate of the Day
Our estate of the day has a fireplace so large that unless you are Shaquille O'Neal, you will feel tiny. The home is a Beaux Arts limestone townhouse on the Upper East Side of Mnahattan. The townhouse was created by John Duncan, the designer of Grant's Tomb. The home was built in 1902 and has nearly 15,000 square feet of space on six levels. Things to love about this home include the fireplaces, a large wrought iron staircase, ornate moldings and endless echoing marble. There are 17 foot ceilings in some areas and a living room you could throw one hell of a party in. The dining room overlooks public gardens and has floor-to-ceiling windows. It is listed at $31 million. After the jump, is that a tree in the library?