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An Extensive Renovation Reveals Plenty of Design Surprises at This Stately Delancey Place Townhouse

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The entrance and foyer.

Any home that’s more than 160 years old is bound to have a few secrets. The current owners of 1812 Delancey Place found that out firsthand while renovating their five-floor, approximately 5,000-square-foot townhouse a few years ago. But rather than letting surprises disrupt their plans, they welcomed the chance to repurpose original design elements. “We unearthed a window that had been walled up with several panes of pebble glass intact, black with dirt accumulated after more than a century,” says the lady of the house.

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The kitchen is washed in natural sunlight

“We restored the glass and incorporated it into a custom-designed china cabinet door and in a transom window over the French doors leading into the kitchen.” She adds that they also “recycled” the original front doors for a doorway to a new kitchen pantry and restored all of the home’s brass hardware, including the

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Antiques dealer David Duncan chops price of design-district townhouse

David Duncan knows how to light up a room. Now the lighting and antiques guru has cut the price of his townhouse at 247 E. 60th St. to $6.8 million — down from its $8.5 million asking price in July of 2019.

The four-story, 4,808-square-foot townhouse is in the heart of the Upper East Side’s design district, which lines 60th Street between Second and Third avenues.

“This neighborhood has been the design center of New York for decades and this block has long been home to antiques dealers,” he told the New York Times in 2014.

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The Minnesota native told the Times he was very “pragmatic” and sold his Park Avenue apartment and Connecticut weekend home to afford the 60th Street townhouse, which he bought for $3.56 million in 2004 and then renovated to accommodate his showroom and own home.

At the time, he reasoned, the

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