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Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Megamansion Plan Doesn’t Pass Muster With Landmarks

Roman Abramovich’s Upper East Side dream home hits another roadblock

The proposal for 11-15 East 75th Street - Roman Abramovich

 

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s plan to combine three townhouses in the Upper East Side Historic District on East 75th Street into one massive private residence came in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday and, as expected, the LPC was none too pleased with it.

 

Roman Abramovich 11-15 East 75th Street,   as is.

 

The plan presented to the LPC sought to combine the 1880’s townhouses at 11-15 East 75th Street into one house by knocking down party walls and unifying the look of the facade. But the LPC rallied against the plan’s treatment of the facade of no. 11, a half-renovated townhouse whose original Queen Anne facade was redesigned in the neo-Federal style by Henry Polhemus in 1923,

Read the full story at YIMBY, by Evan Bindelglass

Proposal for the rear of 11-15 East 75th Street

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