Townhouse Report Created: Friday, October 5, 2018 - Listings Shown: 6
34 East 70th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 655643
Price: $22,500,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 12,439
Sect: Upper East Side
The Warburg family has a remarkable history of accomplishments in finance, economics, science, art history, public policy, and philanthropy, well-documented in Ron Chernow's book The Warburgs. At the turn of the 20th century, marriage brought two Warburg brothers - Felix and Paul - from Hamburg, Germany, to New York. Felix Warburg married Frieda Schiff, daughter of financier Jacob Schiff, and at their wedding his younger brother Paul met Nina Loeb, daughter of Solomon Loeb, co-founder of the investment house Kuhn Loeb.

Paul and Nina Warburg raised their two children in New York, where Paul was a partner at Kuhn Loeb, and for several years in Washington, where Paul served as vice-governor of the Federal Reserve Board after playing a key role in its founding. In 1924, their son James Paul Warburg, a budding banker at the time, bought two townhouses at 34 and 36 East 70th Street, combining them into a single residence. Four years later, his cousin Carola Warburg and her husband Walter Rothschild built their home just across the street. The block was an irresistible choice even in the 1920's.

East 70th Street in Manhattan is considered extraordinary in part because it is anchored on Fifth Avenue by the exquisite classicism of the Frick Museum, the former private residence of Henry Clay Frick, who built the elegant home in 1912 for $5 million, an extraordinary sum for the time. It was designed to accommodate Henry, his wife Adelaide and their daughter Helen Clay Frick - and a staff of 27. Built on a 200' x 275' lot, Frick's fifty-foot-deep residence was designed by Carrere and Hastings, with the exterior and parts of the interior fashioned in Indiana limestone

The north side of this block has only three large mansions that were developed together in 1928, an extremely fortunate fact that gives 34 East 70th Street the perfect position opposite low buildings enabling northern light to pour into the building at all times of the day. Owners of houses on the block have included Augustus G. Paine, Jr., a paper baron; Stephen C. Clark, a member of the family that founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company; Maurice Wertheim, founder of Wertheim and Co., investment bankers; and Arthur S. Lehman, a senior partner in the Lehman Brothers firm and brother of Herbert H. Lehmann, the 45th Governor of New York.

Hired by James P. Warburg to combine two townhouses into a single home in 1924, William Lawrence Bottomley was a graduate of the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Of his 186 commissions, 11 are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among his other East Side designs are a mansion at 18 East 73rd Street, Turtle Bay Gardens, and the palatial River House which, prior to the construction of the FDR Drive, had a private dock for yachts

Encompassing 37 feet in width, this building comprises approximately 12,439 total square feet. Currently configured as 10 units including a full floor apartment on the top level, the building is delivered vacant and ready for conversion to single-family.

There is considerable outdoor space in the rear which could become a private garden in several configurations, all of which receive substantial light.

This is a unique opportunity to design your own 37-foot-wide masterpiece that embodies your personal vision of modern townhouse living on arguably the finest street of Manhattan's Upper East Side.
11 Leroy Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 303180
Price: $10,000,000
Approx Sq Ft: 4,880
Nghbd: Central Village
At 25' wide with an extra deep private garage, this West Village townhouse is the gem you have been looking for.A former carriage house, 11 Leroy is currently configured as two separate units: a grand two-story home with basement and a large one-bedroom guest apartment on the top floor complete with a private roof terrace. The house may be ideal as currently configured or offers the potential to be transformed into a massive single-family home with over 5,000 interior square feet, 1,000 exterior.Nestled on a quiet block just west of Bleecker Street's cafes and shops, the home offers the utmost in privacy and convenience. Enter via the discreet front door or by pulling in to the 200 square foot private garage into your own quiet oasis. Once inside, the entry foyer leads to the spacious living and dining room with 11' ceilings accented by large skylights. A wood burning fireplace and artistically lit sculpture garden compliment this ideal entertaining space. Off the dining area is a generous chef's quality eat-in-kitchen with a vented professional grade Garland stove, 46 bottle wine cooler, Wolf convection oven, Miele dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer. An additional skylight above makes for a sunny workspace. A powder room and large coat closet complete this floor.On the second floor, the bright master suite features French doors opening onto a 450 square foot planted terrace, a windowed bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub and a large windowed dressing room. On the other side of this level are the library with wood burning fireplace, which also has access to the outdoor terrace, and a sunny media room/bedroom with separate private office. Ceiling height on this level is 10'2?. Upstairs, the guest apartment awaits. The third floor features a charming living room, separate den/dining room off the windowed kitchen, two full bathrooms, and a quiet bedroom which leads to the 540 square foot rooftop terrace. On the basement level, you'll find a temperature controlled wine room, generous storage, in-home gym, laundry and mechanicals. A four-zone central air conditioning system, video surveillance and an integrated sound system complete this home.
39 Barrow Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 202413
Price: $6,995,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 2,100
Nghbd: West Village
A one-of-a-kind gem, 39 Barrow Street is a meticulously renovated contemporary townhome located on one of the most coveted tree-lined blocks in the historic West Village. Built in 1826, this turnkey home was recently transformed via a complete gut renovation to meet every contemporary taste by Reed Morrison Architects.

Upon entering this four-story home, you are welcomed by a double height casement window that anchors the entertaining levels on the parlor and garden floors. The 12' by 8'6" window allows light to stream into both levels throughout the day. The parlor level features the formal living room with the first of three wood-burning fireplaces as well as custom built-ins along the wall cleverly concealing electronics while providing ample space to showcase art and photos.

Continuing down the stairs to the garden level (or down the hallway), you access one of the three landscaped outdoor areas, the garden, which sits between the two levels creating a seamless flow for entertaining. The garden has ample room for a seating area, a table, planters, and an outdoor grill. Encircling the garden is an ivy covered concrete wall, which is also home to a Wisteria tree and a door that provides access to Seventh Avenue. Moving into the garden level, you are immediately captivated by the vast 16'+ ceilings. The second wood-burning fireplace centers the second seating area, which lies next to dining room and kitchen. Located discretely to the side is the wooden clad half bath. In addition, this level is home to the bar, laundry room, pantry, and cellar entrance. The fully integrated kitchen features premium appliances including a Gaggenau cooktop, stove, and vented hood as well as a Sub-Zero refrigerator with freezer drawers. The countertops are honed Black Halycon, with an Eco-Glass backsplash as well as Cherry Veneered cabinetry. Floor-to-ceiling doors open to the vented laundry room and pantry which doubles as an enclosed kitchen area, perfect for separation when catering or hosting a party.

Moving to the third floor, there is another living space with the third wood-burning fireplace, custom shelving, millwork and built-out closets as well as an en-suite bath making this room easily convertible into a second bedroom or guest suite. The home office lies adjacent and opens to the third floor terrace, which overlooks the garden with open southeast city views looking into the West Village.

Occupying the entire fourth floor is the gracious master suite, sun-flooded with windows on either side and a skylight. Custom outfitted closets border the entire room in keeping with the streamlined and minimal aesthetic of the rest of the home, while maximizing storage. Outside of the master is access to the roof deck which enjoys open 360 views of the West Village and downtown Manhattan.

The two en-suite bathrooms have Dornbracht fixtures, Duravit double sinks and wall-mounted Duravit Starck toilets. Both windowed baths have large showers and are clad in Ultraglass tile.

At 21' feet wide, this Federal-style home occupies a total of approximately 2600 interior square feet and almost 1,000 square feet of landscaped outdoor space across three levels, making this an ideal entertainers paradise. Additional features include 10" wide Douglas Fir floors throughout, radiant heat on the garden level and in all bathrooms, Savant home automation system, custom millwork, closets and lighting throughout. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a pristine home, built to the highest standards with immediate access to transportation and some of the best dining, entertainment, and shopping that downtown Manhattan has to offer.

Please note, the zoning for this home is C2-6, which would also allow it to be used for commercial purposes as an office or business.
172 East 71st Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 683894
Price: $6,750,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 3,750
Sect: Upper East Side
Welcome to 172 East 71st Street, a landmarked townhouse on the tree-lined Breakfast at Tiffanys block on the Upper East Side. This 19th-century brownstone is a must-see.Abounding with magnificent details and high ceilings, the townhouse is presently arranged as a single-family triplex with an income-producing ground floor doctors office. The residence features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The doctors office features two offices, a waiting room, an examination room, and two half bathrooms. The townhouse spans approximately 3,750 above-grade SF, over 1,500 SF of additional space (terrace, garden, patio, and cellar), and approximately 2,946 SF of valuable unused air rights.Original ornate details, moldings, and hardwood floors are coupled with 21st-century amenities such as a recently installed hot water heater, central air conditioning, Nest Learning Thermostat, modern kitchen, and renovated bathrooms.From 71st Street, walk up your private stoop to an extremely bright parlor floor with intricate details finished in the moldings and coffered ceilings. From the terrace, take the spiral staircase down to the picturesque garden, a peaceful space in a busy city. The parlor floor features cathedral-like 12 ceilings, formal foyer, grand dining room, spacious living room, wood-burning fireplace, pass-through kitchen, powder room, 12 tall enclosed glass solarium, terrace, and a coat closet. Walk up the half spiral staircase to the master floor with a renovated master bathroom with a dual vanity, waterfall shower, marble finishes, and a linen closet. The master bedroom features a wood-burning fireplace and two oversized windows overlooking picturesque 71st Street. On the south side is a home office or a second master bedroom with a southern view overlooking the terrace and garden.The third floor of the residence features two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a giant walk-in closet, and a laundry room.This townhouse is primed for the next owner to write their own story and add to the legacy of 172 East 71st Street.Whether as a purchase or a rental, the building can be delivered vacant.
250 West 11th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 660926
Price: $4,999,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 2,850
Nghbd: West Village
Over $1 Million Dollar Price Drop! Originally $6.1 Million. Rare opportunity! First time on the market in over 30 years. Landmarked Townhouse built in 1869 located between Waverly and West 4th Street, on one of the premier streets in the historic district of the West Village. With perfect proportions and high ceilings throughout this home has 4 floors plus a cellar, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 5 fireplaces, 2 skylights and garden. This single family residence is filled with original architecture and charm. A perfect opportunity to create your dream home or for an investor looking to add value. Appox interior square feet not including basement: 2,850.
219 West 78th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 663797
Price: $4,595,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 4,692
Sect: Upper West Side
Big price reduction! Motivated seller. Attractive 3.65% cap rate with upside. This is a classic 20 foot wide brownstone in great condition located in the heart of the Upper West Side. It is currently configured as 8 units, 3 of which are free-market, and 5 are rent stabilized. This 4 story townhouse with a penthouse features an extension, large garden and four separate outdoor spaces. The property has approximately 5,352 square feet above grade, 1,227 below grade, and 1,439 square feet of outdoor space. Centrally located to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, theaters, museums, parks and entertainment, the location is superior. The property is ideal for reliable investor income, owner occupancy, or eventual conversion to a single-family home. Setup, income and expenses and rent roll information are available. Two units will be delivered vacant. Showings are by appointment only.
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