Cardboard mogul finally finds buyer for dazzling NYC home


A grand city residence in a boldface mansion is finally in contract — after more than a decade on and off the market.

The seller is corrugated cardboard mogul and democratic donor Dennis Mehiel and his wife, Karen. Mehiel reportedly helped convince Joe Biden to run against Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election — and he’s hosted fundraisers for Gov. Kathy Hochul in this home.

The 10,350-square-foot duplex stands inside the Carhart Mansion at 3 E. 95th St. It last asked $23.9 million, and at one point listed for nearly $35 million. The latest listing co-broker, Adam Modlin, of the Modlin Group, posted on Instagram that the spread went into contract after “just two weeks on the market.”

A bedroom inside the massive duplex.
A bedroom inside the massive duplex.
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The duplex sits inside the Carhart Mansion at 3 E. 95th St.
The duplex sits inside the Carhart Mansion at 3 E. 95th St.
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A chandelier floats above the elegant foyer.
A chandelier floats above the elegant foyer.
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There are 10,350 square feet of luxury living space inside.
There are 10,350 square feet of luxury living space inside.
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The home's connecting dining and kitchen areas.
The home’s connecting dining and kitchen areas.
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Tamara Mellon is a fellow resident of the UES mansion.
Tamara Mellon is a fellow resident of the UES mansion.
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Fellow residents in the four-unit boutique condo building include tastemaker Tamara Mellon, who launched her eponymous luxury footwear line after co-founding the Jimmy Choo brand. Mellon bought her penthouse unit for $20M in 2008 and has had it on and off the market since at least 2015.

The Mehiels purchased their home in 2005 for $15.78 million. They are now residents of the the Dakota on the Upper West Side, where they spent $10.8 million for a unit — decades after being previously rejected by the co-op board.

“It’s a stunning residence, beautifully decorated and designed, but they had a hard time selling because few people need so much space — especially so far north,” said a source who toured the Carhart Mansion crib.

The Carhart Mansion was last owned by the French school Lycée Français de New York, before it sold all of their six “campus-style” mansions in 2000 to consolidate in a modern space.

The co-listing brokers of the Mehiel unit were Modlin and Richard Ziegelasch of Brown Harris Stevens. They declined to comment.





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