7,500-Square-Foot Dollhouse in the Upper East

The stately 1910 house at 2232 Santa Barbara Street was emailed out as a new listing by Zillow, but Zillow’s website only lists it as a rental. Realtor.com, meanwhile, has it for sale. But both seem to be oblivious to the fact that the house seems to have been listed since April 2017. It came online for $4.1 million, dipped to $3.595 five months later, and here it is again—for $4.2 million. At the end of the day, who cares? It’s a fun one to look at, unless you’re pediophobic.


Bedrooms: Seven.
Bathrooms: Seven and a half.
Size/Acreage: 7,524 square feet / .47 acres.
Price: $4.2 million.
Last sold: In March 2014 for $3.213 million.
Listing agent:
 Emil Hartoonian of the Agency.


Things start out normal enough, and the bones look strong. A talented designer could transform these spaces.

Nice sunroom.

It gets grimmer when the floors turn light.

Upstairs is where the kookiness kicks in. I haven’t seen the house firsthand, so I have no clue how it all fits together. The second-floor landing is lovely, and I wouldn’t turn down that office….

But then there are the multiple doll collections, the pink chandelier, the Hogwarts towels, the Hannah Montana poster….

And the pinhead cotillion!

The backyard has potential, despite what appears to be fake grass.

Anyway, the house clearly has tremendous appeal. I’ll be surprised if it goes for $4.2 million, but I could be wrong: Upper East mansions of this size don’t come on the market very often. Contact Emil Hartoonian of the Agency for a showing—and be sure to tell him Siteline sent you.


Other grand Upper East houses for sale:
••• 2014 Garden Street and 16 E. Pedregosa
••• 2050 Garden Street