This Upper West Side townhouse offers out-of-this-world luxury—and a longstanding connection with the other world.
The American Society for Psychical Research, a 138-year-old nonprofit committed to studying “paranormal or as-yet unexplained phenomena,” has put its Tony headquarters on the market for $15 million.
Founded in 1885, the ASPR claims to be the “oldest psychological research organization in the United States”. its websitewhere it focuses its attention on answering such questions as “How does the mind relate to matter, energy, space, and time? In what unexplored ways do we connect to the universe and each other?”
The group’s alumni name a number of intellectuals and inventors, including Chester Carlson, who invented the Xerox, dream researcher Montag Ullman, and quantum physicist David Bohm. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, the group notes, were “honorary members.”
As the group continues to explore heady concepts like this one, one thing’s for sure: It’s going to want to part with brilliant addresses. The current listing is ASPR’s second attempt to land a 10,000-square-foot townhouse, not the first. reported crane, In 2019, the society first tried to sell the 18-room property for $18 million through Sotheby’s International Realty.
Now, Compass Agents Charlie Atius, Alexandra Loeb and David Atius own 5 W. 73rd St. listing For a low $15 million.
Located across the street from the Dakota, the Beaux-Arts property includes nine original fireplaces—all imported from Italy—a ceiling skylight, an inlaid marble floor and an original circular staircase including a red brick and limestone façade. The property is 20 feet wide, and was designed by the architectural firm Welch, Smith and Provote, which is also credited with Fifth Avenue’s Duke-Simons Mansion.