An Upper East Side complex connected by an underground, skylight tunnel leading to the auction block.
lowest bid is $10.25 million,
Property is a four-story townhouse, at 251 E. 61st St., with a tunnel leading to the enclosed two-story rear carriage house. Bidding ends May 31, says Misha Haghani of Paramount Realty USA, which is auctioning it off with Compass listing broker Jaime Ritchie.
Built in 1919 and renovated in 2015 by TRA Studio Architecture, the brick townhouse with a limestone façade has moved in and out of the market.
It asked $14.25 million in 2016 and $13.99 million last year.
For its part, the tunnel comes with some sweet perks. It features a 150-bottle wine room, elevator access, custom cork floors, closets, 10-foot-high ceilings, and skylights overlooking a courtyard.
“The tunnel was dug by hand and sits on a 5-gallon pail of soil,” Haghani said. “It runs the length of the outdoor courtyard.”
A five-bedroom, 6½-bath townhouse measuring 6,047 square feet in the Treadwell Historic District.
It features floor-to-ceiling windows and large casement windows in the front and back – as well as a home theater, multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a landscaped roof terrace with city views.
The 1,200-square-foot carriage house features a skylight and double-height great room, a wood fireplace, a kitchen and dining area that opens to a courtyard, and a bedroom with a spa-like bath.
The property comes with 10,000 square feet of available air rights, a video security system, a sound system and a back-up generator.