Conveniently situated on East 80th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, this elegant single-family 1930s townhouse with spare Georgian details is approximately 6800 square feet over 5 floors. This exceptional home is in excellent condition with an elevator serving every floor, including the basement. The house has a seamless...
Conveniently situated on East 80th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, this elegant single-family 1930s townhouse with spare Georgian details is approximately 6800 square feet over 5 floors. This exceptional home is in excellent condition with an elevator serving every floor, including the basement. The house has a seamless mixture of prewar charm and modern elegance; the interior was largely redesigned by David Biscaye of Biscaye Freres in a Continental 30's-40's style. The house is truly unique in that it has three exposures; the additional western windows throughout enriches the house and enlarges its 18.5 foot width.
This unique home features an elevator, 6 bedrooms, a library, 4 full bathrooms plus a powder room, a home gym, multiple offices, 500+ square foot decked private garden, a NEST central air-conditioning system, soaring ceiling heights, skylights, as well as a clean basement with abundant storage space.
Enter this magnificent residence through an elegant lobby with a gorgeous arched entryway that is a theme throughout the house. One will also immediately notice light coming in from the additional side-exposure windows. Through the archway you will find a chic powder room, the elevator to all floors across from the staircase, a laundry room with LG Washer/dryer, and access to the basement which has a mechanical room and three different storage rooms. The rear of the Garden Floor features a small home office as well as a large den with built-ins, a wall of glass windows and a door to the outdoor garden. This is a great multi-purpose room. The garden is wood surfaced, planted and furnished with tasteful lattice enclosures. Another unique feature to the house is that the garden has direct access to the walkway along the side of 925 Park Avenue, which is convenient for deliveries, service appointments and other practical home needs.
Upon ascending the staircase to the grand Parlor floor, you are greeted by ceilings reaching 12 feet, intricate moldings, gracious archways into the living and dining rooms, and refinished herringbone floors throughout. The sitting room between the formal living and dining room make this floor perfect for entertaining. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace and original oversized arched windows facing South, flooding the floor with light. The formal dining room with custom hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper has a gas fireplace and bar. In the back of the Parlor floor there is an eat-in kitchen with large single pane windows overlooking the garden and intricate skylights. The kitchen includes a Viking range, Miele dishwasher, Traulsen refrigerator, and garbage compactor.
With ceilings reaching 10'8 feet high, the Third Floor has the Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom in the back and a formal Library in the front. The Master Bedroom has a wall of closets, and there is an approximately 184 square foot extension to the North where one could have a terrace overlooking the garden. The Master Bathroom has both a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower plus a windowed dressing room. The South-facing Library has custom cherry built-ins and impressive coved ceiling. The Library could easily be another bedroom or the whole floor could be used as a private master suite.
The Fourth Floor consists of two large bedrooms, each boasts their own windowed bathrooms with double sinks and an abundance of closet space. In between the two bedrooms is a windowed sitting area or home office. The ceiling on this floor is over 10 feet.
The Fifth Floor bedrooms feel like a Parisian Garrett from the 1970's! The two smaller bedrooms have the charming arched dormer windows and there is a total of 5 large closets. There is a guest suite in the back, currently being used as a home gym with kitchenette, but it could be an additional larger bedroom. The full bathroom also has a washer-dryer hookup if you wanted to add an additional unit for the top floors. Another home office completes this Fifth Floor. The addition of the skylights on the Fifth Floor allows for great natural light, and the gracious staircase make the house feel airy and bright.
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Upper East Side, NYC
Approx. sqft: 6,825 sf
Re Tax: $99,005
Last Updated: 2/24/2021
Web ID: 20306262
Type: Single Family
Full Bathrooms: 4
Half Bathrooms: 1.0
Outdoor space: Garden
Woodburning fireplaces: 1
Air conditioning: Central Air