Townhouse Report Created: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Listings Shown: 3
237 East 61st Street   
Listing #: 18487372
Price: $7,950,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 5,640
Sect: Upper East Side
This extremely elegant home is perfectly positioned on one of the Upper East Side's most historic and beautiful townhouse blocks. It is located in the Historic Treadwell Farm District enclave which was developed in 1815. Meticulously maintained, the impressive 5 story, 20 foot home with over 5640 square feet has grandly scaled and beautifully proportioned rooms with one of the most romantic, lush gardens in NYC! Number 237 East 61st street was constructed in 1875 by Samuel Bussell and faced with Connecticut brownstone. This storied home has been the host to some of New York's most notable guests, including politicians, diplomats and titans of banking and industry.

One enters on the garden level passing a beautifully renovated chef's eat-in kitchen complete with a fully restored original Garland stove. The breakfast room/pantry leads into the stately formal dining room with WBFP. Three sets of french doors open to the sumptuous garden beyond, setting the stage for unparalleled dinner parties.

The grand parlor floor has impressive 11 foot ceilings and boasts over 60 feet of luxurious entertaining space. The gorgeous living room alone measures almost 30 by 18 feet and has a beautiful marble fireplace and triple floor to ceiling french doors with serene townhouse garden views. The sun-flooded library also has a marble fireplace and three tall windows looking onto picturesque East 61st Street. The reception hall, next to the sweeping curved staircase, even has its own discreet wet bar.

The third floor consists of a wonderful master suite oasis with its own private terrace overlooking the trees of the surrounding gardens, an en-suite bath with large soaking tub and cedar closet, and an additional bedroom and bath which could easily be incorporated into the master suite.

The fourth floor has an additional 2 generously proportioned bedrooms and baths, and its own terrace as well. The fifth floor currently has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an office. The meticulous lower level houses the laundry facilities, a temperature controlled wine room, additional storage, and the mechanicals. There are 6 wood burning fireplaces, and an elevator servicing all five floors.

The annual real estate taxes are approximately $87,360.
168 East 93rd Street   
Listing #: 142915
Price: $5,950,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 3,628
Sect: Upper East Side
Only one block south of Hellgate Hill, which runs from 94th to 95th Streets between Lexington and Third Avenues, lies another remarkable block of Carnegie Hill brownstones. Built in the 1860s, when Lexington Avenue did not yet reach the area, these blocks were known in the late 1800s for the Ehret Mansion built by the founder of the Ehret Brewery from which Hellgate Hill derives its name.

While many of the rowhouses of East 93rd Street between Lexington and Third were built for or later purchased by brewery executives, census records indicate a more eclectic group of owners ranging from lime dealers, artisans, lawyers, steamboat captains, and most well-known: the Marx Brothers.

While the faade of 179 East 93rd Street has been altered significantly from the original, in his 1961 biography Harpo Marx recalls "learning to tell time by looking at the Ehret Brewery clock" on East 93rd Street. The family would later move to Chicago in 1910.

Built in three groups, the rows of 158-166, 168-176, and 178-182 on the southern side of the block vary slightly in style - 168 and several of its neighbors are among the few to retain their front stoop and three-window configuration whereas 158-166 feature a two-window configuration.

An exceptional group was developed by George Beale, a wool merchant responsible for 158-166 East 93; Beale lived one block south. The Ehret and Ruppert breweries were no more than a block away. This block, much like Hellgate Hill, is a unique example of townhouses built for or later owned by those with a close connection to local business or were already living in the blocks nearby.

Located outside of all historic districts, 20 feet in width, 168 East 93rd Street is currently arranged as a single-family townhouse built approximately 48.5 feet on the garden floor with a 40-foot-deep south facing garden. Without the restriction of Landmarks and the 20-foot width, the potential exists to create a much larger home while modernizing the systems of this townhouse for 21st century living.

Built four levels with approximately 3700sf in total, and room enough to create five or more bedrooms, the ground floor kitchen and living room open directly onto the southern garden while the parlor floor with 10'9" ceilings is a superb entertaining floor. Floors three and four are currently arranged with bedrooms and an additional kitchen on the top floor.

The rear garden contains mature magnolia and dogwood trees.

Feeling more like a village nestled amid the busy city, the Carnegie Hill neighborhood provides every convenience of everyday living; the finest schools, shops, museums and parks all amid some of the most beautiful tree-lined blocks in the city. Multiple neighborhood and block associations work tirelessly to preserve the beauty and safety of this treasured neighborhood.
143 East 36th Street   
Listing #: 18698314
Price: $4,295,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 4,930
Sect: Middle East Side

Murray Hill Four-Unit Townhouse

This perfectly located four-unit building is the ideal opportunity for investors, homeowners or developers looking to create high-end rentals or a stunning single-family home in the heart of Murray Hill.

Virtually staged photographs highlight the possibilities in this fantastic 17-foot-wide Italianate building filled with period details. Currently configured as a garden-floor duplex with three full-floor flats above and a total of 9 fireplaces, this is an ideal opportunity as an investment property, primary residence with income-producing units or a reimagined five-story showplace. The duplex offers upscale finishes, two fireplaces, central air, a full-floor master suite and open plan living space that opens to the large, landscaped backyard. Upper units ? two (2) two-bedrooms and one (1) one-bedroom ? include fireplaces, crown moldings and lovely hardwood floors. All four free-market units will be delivered vacant at closing.

143 East 36th is a handsome brick and brownstone townhouse with a forecourt garden enclosed by a stately iron fence. Situated on a tree-lined block, just across from historic Sniffen Court, this central location is surrounded by great dining, shops and services. The AMC Kips Bay theater and Fairway Market are just minutes away, and the attractions and open space of Bryant Park and Madison Square Park are within easy reach. Access to transportation is unbeatable with 4/5/6, S, 7, B/D/F/M trains, the Midtown Tunnel and East 34th Street ferry landing within easy reach.
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