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A Beaux-Arts mansion in New York City, which was built between 1901 and 1903 for the banking heir, sportsman and automobilist, James Franklin Doughty Lanier II, and his socialite wife, Harriet Lanier, has recently gone on sale for $33 million (approx £25 million). Situated in the Murray Hill neighbourhood of Manhattan, the lavish property includes 12 bedrooms, a reception hall, three powder rooms, a private courtyard, and a library. 

James F. D. Lanier House

Courtesy of Christies via Luchford

The building, which has only had two former owners, is 33-feet wide, 66-feet tall, and has 11,638-square-feet of space, making it one of the largest family homes in the city. Boasting all the gold-encrusted splendour of the Gilded Age over eight expansive floors, the interiors of the property have been left virtually untouched since its construction, leaving the home with all the exquisite features of its original design. Indeed, pictures of the inside of the house taken in 1904 show the space as virtually the same as photographs of the principal rooms today.