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Businesspeople turned arts philanthropists Donald and Shelley Rubin take their love of the arts into the design of their living spaces. As the New York Observer's Manhattan Transfers reports the pair have listed their design-centric brick townhouse at 122 East 70th Street for $20.2 million. The house reportedly cost $5.18 million when they bought it in 1995 and was given a striking design by Samuel Botero. The home celebrates the couple's predilection for Tibetan art with details like a dragon and phoenix rug that changes color as it winds up the staircases in the home, a medallion of the horn of plenty done in semiprecious stones on the kitchen floor and one of the most startling modern fireplace mantels around, carved and polished alabaster that swirls and folds like draped fabric. More amazing pictures can be found on Botero's website.
The home includes a roof deck with a kitchen, three terraces, a backyard garden and many gorgeous rooms spread out over five stories. There is a beautiful wood paneled library, two full kitchens with a dumb waiter, a hot-tub on the fifth floor, an elevator and more. It is listed at $20.2 million.
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