42 East 81st Street is a charming historic townhouse on one of the most coveted tree-lined blocks of the Upper East Side. Originally constructed in 1872, this 5 story townhouse measures 5,262 square feet and consists of six bedrooms five and a half baths, central air, and elevator access to all floors. Upon entering the residence, a large formal dining room awaits, with views of the forecourt’s beautiful greenery through an oversized window. The open plan eat-in kitchen is complete with a center island and Italian serpentine marble counters, Thermador four burner cooktop with grill and hood vented to the outside, double Thermador wall ovens with warming drawer, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, with two additional integrated under counter Subzero refrigerator drawers, and two Miele dishwashers. Adjacent the kitchen is a spacious breakfast area overlooking the south facing garden complete with a planted boarder and outdoor lighting. An elegant grand staircase leads you to the parlor floor which features two large entertaining rooms. The formal living room is north facing over the quiet tree lined street, and boasts high ceilings, oversized double height windows, and a gas fireplace with original marble mantle. Equal in scale, the south facing sitting room also features high ceilings and a gas fireplace with original marble mantle. Off the sitting room is a stunning wrought iron balcony which overlooks the garden below. The third floor is made up of the primary bedroom and library or additional bedroom. The primary bedroom is south facing and has abundant natural light, a gas fireplace with marble surround, and boasts beautiful wood paneling and crown moldings. A shared bathroom with dual vanities, jacuzzi tub, steam shower, and radiant heated floors joins the two rooms and dressing area. The fourth and fifth floors each consist of two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, while the fifth floor also has an office with built in desk, filing cabinets, bookshelves, and additional storage space. The basement has a finished recreation room, laundry and two storage rooms, and houses the mechanicals. This extraordinary home is located one block from Central Park on beautiful tree-lined East 81 Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue. World-class destinations are just moments away, including the city's finest restaurants, shops, boutiques, galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums along Museum Mile.