Tour This Upper East Side Townhouse

In New York City, you can never have enough space but you can come close with this 5-floor townhouse, with 5 bedrooms and 6 and a half bathroom with a listing price of $14,790,000. Located at 215 East 61st st. this townhouse will soon be off the market as there are already over 40 Street East users who have saved it for a potential purchase.                

Perfectly situated in the Treadwell Farms Historic District, this luxurious home, originally built in 1875, has just undergone atwo year renovation, creating a seamlessly cohesive modern home encased within historic architecture. The five exterior spaces, include an impressive 35-foot long landscaped garden, finished in bluestone, with a cedar fence. 

The master bedroom suite has a spacious terrace overlooking the townhouse garden and the surrounding trees.b There are five bedroom suites, six full bathrooms all finished in stone slabs and a powder room.

The entertaining rooms include a grand living room, formal dining room, kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, an informal dining room and an entertainment/media room. Quality craftsmanship and the finest finishes were used throughout the design and construction. 

The historical façade has been restored according to Landmarks specifications and the house was completely reconstructed using steel and concrete and includes a new Kemper roof. The custom made elevator services all floors including the basement and has a 950 pound capacity. The home has five wood-burning fireplaces all with Chesney's mantles.

The floors are solid rustic white oak, and the windows are customized solid mahogany with double glazing. The rooms have plaster crown moldings, hand-crafted millwork and plenty of generous closet space. The baths have stone masonry and Dornbracht and Zucchetti polished chrome fixtures. All technology has been incorporated within the building, allowing owners to manage the home efficiently.

There is an eleven-zone Mitsubishi HVAC cooling and heating system, a Nortec humidification system, a Lutron RadioRa lighting system, radiant heat in all of the full bathrooms, Sonos music system, an Aiphone intercom system, and a security system. A dumb waiter provides ease of access for entertaining from the chef’s kitchen to the serving kitchen on the parlor floor. In addition, the residence has a new 400 amp electrical service, all new copper wiring, MC Cable with electrical panels and a sprinkler system.

The house has an abundance of natural light and each floor has been designed with a thoughtful spatial experience and consistency of flow. This unique residence is truly the most luxurious townhouse currently on the market.

Cathy Franklin, Brian Lover, and Alexis Bodenheimer at The Corcoran Group are the listing agents.

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Step Inside This Carriage House Formerly Owned By The Vanderbilts

The stretch of 73rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues showcases some of New York's most notable architecture in the form of rare historic carriage homes built for wealthy families in the early 20th century. One of the most distinctive of these carriage homes – 167 East 73rd Street – has come to market, offering prospective buyers a unique approximately 5,000 SF canvas in one of Manhattan's most coveted neighborhoods.


167 East 73rd and its twin building, No. 165, were constructed between 1903 and 1904 by architect George L. Amoroux at the behest of prominent New York businessman Henry Harper Benedict, the president of the Remington Typewriter Co. and a founder of the typewriter industry in America. 

According to the 1980 Landmark Designation Report:

“The carriage house at No. 167 is a component of the rare surviving group of carriage houses, stables and garages built on East 73rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues to serve the wealthy families who lived on or near Fifth Avenue. Stables were a necessity of life during the period when private urban transportation was limited to horses and carriages. Only the very wealthy, however, could afford to build and maintain a private carriage house such as those found on this street.”

Inside this 18,000,000 Five Story Family Townhouse

The carriage house’s subsequent owners have included the philanthropist Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White – daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt and aunt of Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney – as well as an art gallery, an antique dealer, and the studio of famed graphic designer and photographer Henry Wolf.  Most recently, it has been owned by the Vilcek Foundation and by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

"The block has such a rich history and character, and the building is extraordinary," said Rick Luftglass, Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

The carriage house retains details of the 19th century limestone Beaux-Arts façade, but the inside has been completely transformed into a modern, elegant space. The parlor floor boasts 13' ceilings and is drenched in sunlight through the large windows leading to the rear balcony. The basement and parlor floors are facilitated as superlative commercial space, ideal for an art gallery or offices. In addition to the two residential apartments on the top floors, the third floor offers two massive terraces with approximately 1,400 SF of outdoor living space overlooking the beautiful historic block.

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There are two entrances, one from the large carriage house doors and another from the side door into the vestibule, allowing for optimal privacy between the office and residential spaces. Overall, the home includes 15 rooms -- 4 kitchens, 3 full baths, 3 half-baths, and 3 bedrooms.

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The $21.75 million carriage house is the co-exclusive of Cindy Kurtin and Jill Bernard of Stribling & Associates, and Jed Garfield of Leslie Garfield & Co.

Step Inside this $23,500,000 Greenwhich Village Townhouse

In the heart of Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after areas, this 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home offers 5 stories plus a finished cellar. Located at 14 East 11th Street has come to market for $23.5M with a luxurious new look staged and designed by IMG.

Never lived in, the restored home is completely turn-key and ready for immediate occupancy.

 A serene private garden (1,200sq ft) designed by Ed Hollander Landscape Design, complete with a large Ginko tree and automated irrigation system, provides the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience through a wall of industrial-chic steel and glass doors on the garden level.

Amenities include expansive entertaining rooms, home gym, private screening room, play room (or impressive wine cellar), an elevator, state-of-the-art Savant System for seamless control of the home’s 10-zone central AC, lighting, audio-visual and security components. There are 2 fire places and each floor offers laundry.

Top-of-the-line appliances are in the expansive custom-designed gourmet kitchen and include a six-burner Wolf range with vented hood, SubZero refrigerator and freezer, Miele dishwashers and steam oven.

Limestone, marble wood, glass and herringbone are the luxurious materials throughout the home.

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Douglas Elliman’s Lauren Muss, Michael Passaro and Holly Parker are the listing agents

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This Weekends Top Open Houses

Greenwhich Village

WHERE:  114 East 10th St.

SIZE: 6 bed, 4.5 baths 

COST: $8,600,00

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

ABOUT:  Beautifully renovated six bedroom townhouse designed in the mid-1800's by one of the most important architects of the day, JAMES RENWICK, JR. He is best known for his design of St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue.Well located on a street which has been called "The Most Beautiful Street in the Village".It also has been home to many famous people, one being the prominent architect, Stanford White.

This outstanding house combines the preservation of original detail and a complete renovation which allows for the luxury and convenience of today's modern world. Features include central air and heat, video, intercom, security and alarm system. Designer furnished. Real Estate Tax/annual $21,692.

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Murray Hill

WHERE: 132 East 38th St.

SIZE: 3 bed, 3.5 baths, 2,490 Square Feet

COST: $4,250,000

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ABOUT: Presenting the only fully renovated, brand new construction, twenty-foot wide townhouse in Manhattan under $4.3 million. 132 East 38th Street, a Second Empire style, landmarked home, has been completely rebuilt and reimagined for the modern purchaser. Staying true to history, the home retains original details, such as wall and ceiling ornaments. It has however been entirely renovated, now a three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath contemporary home.

The home boasts a 400 square-foot rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Empire State Building. Additionally, a fully built out and usable basement is included, with washer/dryer, full bathroom, and recreational space.With completely updated electrical and six zones of heating/cooling, in addition to brand new piping and boiler system, this special home is delivered entirely turnkey. A large, 200 square foot storage space is included separate from the home under the sidewalk.

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Financial District

WHERE: The Setai Wall Street, 40 Broad Street, 15C

SIZE: 2 bed, 2 baths, 1,181 Square Feet

COST: $1,559,000

WHEN: Saturday, May 6th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ABOUT:  The master bedroom can fit a king size bed comfortably, contains an en-suite bathroom, and multiple closets, including a walk-in-closet. The master bath includes a deep soaking tub, a luxurious rain showerhead, and a double sink. Brazilian walnut wood floors are thoughtfully lined throughout the bedrooms, kitchen, and living room. The kitchen is adorned with a black granite counter, mahogany cabinets, and top of the line appliances. The fabulous living space boasts an extremely efficient layout, and 10'3 foot ceilings. Living at the Setai grants you complimentary members-only access to the Setai Club. The Setai Club is one of the finest spas in New York City. With over 44,000 square feet amenity space, daily massages, facials, and a host of other services are one simple elevator ride away.

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