On one of New York’s most prominent blocks in Manhattans stylish upper east side sits a one- of-a-kind Gem. Located on a private tree-lined street, this beautifully renovated and landmarked limestone townhouse boasts immaculate details inside and out.
Originally designed in 1879 by Breen and Nason, the Beaux-arts mansion building was constructed in 1910 as part of a “row of eight” townhomes in this prominent New York City tree-lined block. After being completely restored and renovated into three units, all of which are currently rented; this townhouse makes for a unique investment property. Once the site of the distinguished Fleming School for girls, this house boasts an impressive history. Walking into the home you are transported back to a time of opulence and wealth. This mini Versailles is the closest to a French palace that New York has to offer with its vast ball room sized spaces, 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 4 half baths, cathedral ceilings, and hand-painted murals no detail is left out. The 24-carat gilded gold panels and moldings truly take you back in time to feel like true royalty.
From the outside, the building impresses with its rounded arched French windows and roof. Keystone casts of beautifully sculpted faces on the second floor are also complemented by iron balconies on both the second and fifth floor. Segmental-arched windows with cartouche keystones, iron window guards, areaway and stoop railings finished off with three large dormers really attributing to the uniqueness of the outside appearance of this building.
Upon entering the main entrance through the homes ornate iron doors complete with a chandelier and marble lined lobby, the true opulence of the residence begins to shine. The dramatic brass and wrought-iron staircase draw the eye upwards leading you to the extensive master bedroom with its own wood burning fireplace, soaring high ceilings, featuring its own equally impressive private bath and a walk in cedar closet. Just adjacent to the master bedroom is a grand living room fit for royalty.
The first floor offers a beautifully renovated and exquisitely restored kitchen, dining and living room while the garden level features two extra bedrooms, an extra kitchen, and a private home office with garden views.
The Duplex units are equally as majestic featuring a master bedroom with a fireplace, its own private bath and walk in closet as well as 2 additional large bedrooms with en-suite baths all located on the 4th floor. Just below the bedrooms, on the 3rd floor, is a kitchen with a large open dining area which continues to a very spacious living room featuring its own fireplace as well with the 5th and 6th floors mirroring the floors below them. With two additional baths on this level and an elevator to access each floor, this building sets a standard for convenience and comfort. Above, on the top floor, sits the penthouse unit featuring its own kitchen, bathroom, terrace, balcony and large common area available to each tenant as a common space.
Measuring at 25 feet, the building has been painstakingly renovated and impeccably restored both interior and exterior with a modern fireproof type construction and sprinkler system. It is located just a hundred yards away from Central Park, as well as some of New York’s finest shops and restaurants, museums and galleries.