ELEGANT 20-FOOT TOWNHOUSE OFF PARK AVENUE
Light and beauty distinguish this luxurious 20-foot-wide Townhouse on a prime Upper East Side block. It has everything one could wish for in a home: a massive private Garden with the indispensable gift of fresh air, five Fireplaces, central air conditioning, four Bedrooms, three and a half Baths, and room to grow.
115 East 81st Street is a romantic home, enveloping one in quietude and expansive grandeur.
One enters through a Vestibule into a large, inviting, double-height Foyer with classic millwork and herringbone floors. From there, one is drawn to an expansive Dining Room where double French Doors showcase a lush, 50-foot Garden. The Dining Room's graceful cabinetry flanks a stunning Fireplace ensconced in an early 19th Century Scottish mantel. Perfect for both large and intimate dinner parties. The South facing, large Chef's Kitchen with an inviting informal dining area has abundant cabinets, Garland Stove, and Miele dishwasher. The Garden is generous and inviting, with rounded bluestone stairs elevating and heightening its bucolic feel.
On the Parlor Floor, where the ceilings soar to 11 Feet, one finds a Grand Living Room, Formal Library, and Powder Room. The Living Room faces North over the Garden. Its massive window, 19th Century marble mantled wood-burning Fireplace, and extraordinary volume make it ideal for entertaining. The wood-paneled Library faces South. Its handsome bookcases, generous eight-over-eight windows, and cozy corner Fireplace invite one to a quiet, restful read.
The Primary Suite comprises the entire Third Floor. The extraordinarily spacious Main Bedroom, with its wood-burning Fireplace, built-in bookcases, and seating area, epitomes luxurious living. Facing the Garden is a second Bedroom currently configured as a grand Dressing Room and spacious Bath with a soaking tub, shower, and large vanity. Heaven!
Occupying the Fourth Floor are two large Bedrooms, each with an en-suite Bath and Fireplace, a windowed Office with built-ins, and Laundry.
Close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the wonders of Central Park, the neighborhood includes elegant homes, notable apartment buildings, private schools and PS#6, restaurants, shops, and more. Located outside the landmark-designated blocks of the UES Historic District, changes are not subject to review by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Under the current zoning laws, the new owner could add height and depth to the building.
"If you look the right way, all the world is a garden." Frances Hodgson Burnett. Such a vision was made to start here.