Located on one of the Upper East Side’s most distinctive and beautiful townhouse blocks, this historic manse enjoys a glittering and storied pedigree as host to many of the world’s most celebrated luminaries in show business, literature, and politics. Nearly 25-feet wide on a lot more than 100-feet deep, this stately residence began as two perfectly complementary townhouses which have been elegantly joined together into a united floor plan that ingeniously delivers uncommon grandeur, comfort, and privacy. Every inch of this turn-key home has been painstakingly restored to conjure the artful opulence of yesteryear without sacrifice to modern convenience. A baronial grand foyer sets the tone for each of the home’s 18 rooms, all of which enjoy lush tree-line or garden views. The exquisite public spaces have been designed for seamless entertaining on any scale, with soaring 12-foot ceilings and a unique layout that promotes social circulation. The home’s private quarters, including 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 2 half-bathrooms, has been thoughtfully designed to afford each resident and guest maximum privacy and convenience. A second kitchen on the third floor lends itself to light meals and casual conversation, and a gym and meditation terrace crown the top floor. To the rear, lush blankets of ivy cascade over antique brick walls and fill the timeless garden with a palpable sense of romance. A pair of pagodas join to create an outdoor living room and dining room; an elegant extension of the dignified main house. To ensure the harmonious operation and maintenance of this expansive residence, the full basement has been outfitted to facilitate household operations and includes staff offices, a laundry room, abundant storage for seasonal items, and wine refrigeration.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman