"Block Beautiful" Townhouse in Gramercy

"Block Beautiful" Townhouse in Gramercy
Gramercy, New York
Sheriff's Sale - Appraised at $9 Million
Formerly Owned by Oleg Cassini
June 18
Auction Date

Property Highlights

Built (circa)
Building Sq Ft
6,798 (approx) per PropertyShark
Living Area
5,852 sq ft (approx) per Appraisal
4 + Parlor Floor + Full Basement
Lot Size
22 x 75 (approx)
Bldg Dimensions
22 x 65 (approx)
Full, 1,430 sq ft (approx)
2 Fireplaces
Double-Height Ceilings
Rear Patio (approx 220 sq ft)
Dining Level Open to Floor Below

How to Participate

  1. Download Brochure & Auction Info
    (Updated with terms of sale) Click Here
  2. View Due Diligence Info
    Click HERE to view title report, appraisal, tax documents, mortgage payoff letter, terms of sale, and more
  3. Attend Sale with Requisite Check
    Bring certified bank check for 10% of your maximum bid, made payable to NYC Sheriff's Office. Subject to NYC Sheriff's terms of sale.


  • - Auction Date & Time: Rescheduled to Tuesday, June 18 11:00am
  • - Auction Location: NYC Department of Finance, Office of the Sheriff – 66 John St, 13th floor, New York, NY
  • - You must bring to auction cash, money order or certified check, for 10% of the bid price, but not less than $2,000, or the entire bid price, made payable to “NYC Sheriff’s Office.”
  • - Note: You will NOT be permitted to leave and return with a larger sized check (or for any reason), so please bring the proper check with you.
  • - The winning bidder will have 3 business days to deliver the balance of the purchase price, which must also be done by cash or certified bank check, to the Office of the Sheriff. Once the funds clear, the Office of the Sheriff will contact the purchaser to pick up the deed.
  • - Per the Notice of Sale, the Sheriff will sell at auction all the right, title and interest which Marianne Nestor Cassini (a/k/a Marianne Nestor), the judgment debtor, had on the 5th day of January 2018, or anytime thereafter, of, in and to the following:
    135 East 19th Street, New York, New York 10003
    Block 875 & Lot 32 (New York County Tax Assessment Map)
  • - Sale subject to any existing liens and encumbrances. Please consult your attorney and perform your due diligence prior to bidding
  • - Subject to NYC Sheriff’s Terms of Sale.

PRESENTING a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an extraordinary mansion on a tree-lined block in one of New York’s most coveted neighborhoods. For the first time in over 40 years, the Joseph B. Thomas House, located at 135 East 19th Street, is being offered for sale at auction on June 18.

Built in 1901 and renovated into a “Gothic fantasy” in 1910 by renowned architect Frederick Sterner for banker/polo player Joseph B. Thomas, the picturesque house is located just one block south of Gramercy Park. In the early 1900’s, the breathtaking street between Irving Place and Third Avenue in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood became known as a Block Beautiful.

Appraised in 2007 at $9,000,000, the five-story house is built approximately 22’ x 65’ and sits on a lot of approximately 22’ x 75’. The basement and first three floors are 22’ x 65’ and the top two floors are 22’ x 53’. The house features 6 bedrooms, including a large master bedroom and study on the third floor, 5.5 bathrooms, living room with double-height ceilings, two fireplaces, rear patio measuring 10’ x 22’ with an ornate fountain off the grand living room on the first floor, and much more.

The $15 million mansion awaits its next owner to continue its legacy.