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Over on the Upper East Side, in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, lies a six story townhouse that has fluctuated in terms of market availability, at 211 East 62nd Street. But even with its on and off appearances on the market, there’s still so much to unpack about this building. Firstly, there’s the overall history of the building.
Built in 1873, the townhouse was once an apartment building before being converted into a single family house. While many residents have lived here over the years, none were quite as notable as Eleanor Roosevelt, who resided here from 1953 to 1958. Aside from publishing her popular column “My Day” from the house, the former First Lady also made it as a sort of base for pursuing the many social and political causes she would take on for the rest of her life. Sixty years later, this Lenox Hill townhouse is still a sight to behold. Recently restored by interior designer Maria Masi, this 5,200 square foot home offers 12 rooms (Five bathrooms, four bedrooms, dining room, drawing room, and an English basement) across six floors, all of which are accessible by elevator. While the bedrooms are on the third and fourth floors, the first and fifth floors are spacious entertainment spaces, lending themselves perfectly for gatherings of family and friends. The basement, complete with its separate bath and laundry area, can easily be repurposed into a gym, media room, etc.
As far as outdoor space goes, there is an additional 1,770 feet of outdoor space included with the townhouse. The drawing room exits into an luxuriously landscaped garden, while the dining room leads out into a spacious terrace. On the roof is a patio, perfect for those few and far between days of perfect NYC weather. There’s even a dog run included in the patio, making the townhouse a perfect fit for those looking for a pet friendly abode. In terms of transit options, the closest subway stop is the Lexington Ave/63rd Street stop on the F and Q trains, but a little bit of walking further downwards will lead to the 4, 5, 6, N, R, and W trains on Lexington/59th Street. Fortunately for anyone that’s active, Central Park is fairly close by to the townhouse, providing all the space one could need to do all the jogging/biking in Manhattan. If a building that combines a rich history with easy accessibility is on your mind, 211 East 62nd Street is definitely worth looking into.
Barbara Evans-Butler & Cian Connor at Stribling & Associates are the Listing Agents.
For those looking for homes out of the city, we’ve just got word of Rockland County’s highest priced single-family home since 2013, and the county’s second highest price for a single family home for the last ten years. The Hudson Riverfront estate at 641 North Broadway in Nyack has closed for $5.2M, surpassing the $5.1M sale of Rosie O’Donnell’s Nyack estate one year ago. The sale occurs as average and median single-family home prices hit new highs.
One of the largest privately-owned properties on the west side of the Hudson, the park-like estate sits on 6.42 acres in what was a sandstone quarry in the 1800’s and has a written history back to the Revolutionary War. The 4,488-square-foot, five-bedroom, three-bathroom (one half bath) modern estate has 723 feet of Hudson River shoreline, a private boat dock, a sandy beach, and an in-ground pool. The luxurious home has 30-foot ceilings with walls of glass overlooking the Hudson River and Hook Mountain, antique barn beams, blue stone floors, and finishes of cedar and stone.
“Rockland County continues to offer an exceptional opportunity for buyers looking for space, amenities, natural beauty, and proximity to New York City,” stated Laura Weintraub, the property’s listing agent.
Rockland County median sale price was $460,000 for 2018, up 4.5 percent from $440,000 in 2017, and up 10.8 percent from $415,000 in 2009. Nyack median sale price was $605,000 for 2018, up 17.5 percent from $515,000 in 2017, and up 34.4 percent from $450,000 in 2009.
“Buyers recognize the diversity of options from living in-town to more rural properties with home styles ranging from modern to antique and everything in between. As home prices rose and inventory stayed tight in 2018, we saw a significant increase in our business. This prominent sale is the perfect start for 2019.”
Other single-family Rockland County home sales over $5M include the 2013 $6.25M Georgian estate at 649 North Broadway in Nyack, built in 1900; the 2015 $5.05M 30-room castle at 1 Castle Road in Piermont, built in 1892; and the 2018 $5.1M Rosie O’Donnell renovated estate at 1 Gesner Avenue in Nyack, built in 1906. In 2005, 23 Ludlow Lane sold for $5.5M, and 235 Broadway (aka “Pretty Penny” also sold by O’Donnell) closed for $5.85M.
The home was listed by Laura Weintraub of Weld Realty.
With architecture by Rawlings Architects, the penthouse boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and the most gracious flow. It's 2,855 SF of interior space and 234 SF of private outdoor space. The Penthouse offers breathtaking views from the terrace that will be delivered with completed landscaping by AD100 landscape architect, Ed Hollander.Read More