Townhouse Report Created: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Listings Shown: 3
45 East 68th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 655507
Price: $18,500,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 10,839
Sect: Upper East Side
This grand neo-Federal townhome is perfectly located on one of the most beautiful tree-lined blocks, home to numerous impressive mansions, just a block from Central Park, at the heart of the Upper East Side Historic District. With a highly coveted 25 feet in width and five stories above the cellar, this townhouse offers a rare opportunity to create a single family home, restoring the grandeur and scale with which it was originally built. Currently configured as five floor-thru units, it will be delivered vacant and is also a great investment opportunity or could be appropriate for institutional, foundation or government use.

The house?s desirable width and its impressive depth (built with a partial extension almost full on the 100? lot) both enable a buyer a multitude of options in laying out a grandly scaled home that can easily accommodate 5 or 6 bedrooms, all with baths en-suite; two floors dedicated to entertaining, including a huge eat-in chef?s kitchen with separate breakfast room; a luxuriously scaled, full floor master suite with two dressing rooms, a sitting room/study, and an enormous master bath. All of this could be crowned by a planted and furnished roof deck with spectacular city views. The house is approximately 13,000+/- square feet inclusive of the full height cellar. All ceilings were dropped 8-12+ inches for recessed lighting in the 1980s, and currently measure 9 ft. on the 1st floor, 12.5 ft. on the parlor floor, 10.5 ft. on the 3rd floor, and 10 ft. on the 4th and 5th floors.

Designed by the renowned C.P.H. Gilbert, architect of many of Fifth Avenue?s storied early 20th century mansions, the house?s handsome classical facade features: a rusticated stone base with Flemish bond brick with yellow headers at the upper floors; a heavy stone lintel on brackets over central entrance; a wrought-iron balcony across the second floor; and a modillioned Renaissance-style roof cornice.

45 East 68th Street was constructed in 1911-12 by Gilbert for Emily Brewster Frelinghuysen. The Frelinghuysen family were prominent and successful in business and politics, with an illustrious past extending to pre-Revolutionary War America. In 1953, the house was purchased by actors and journalists Richard Kollmar and Dorothy Kilgallen. They broadcast their popular 1950s "Dorothy and Dick? breakfast show on the radio from the fourth floor studio of the house. Kilgallen was most famous as the star of the iconic American television series "What's My Line?" This is truly an extraordinary opportunity to create a grandly proportioned home in a prime Upper East Side location. 45 East 68th Street is an exceptional townhouse offering ? one not to be missed.
5 West 87th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 18490680
Price: $8,995,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 6,534
Sect: Upper West Side
Perfectly situated just off Central Park on a beautiful tree-lined street, this single family home was originally built in 1900 and spans approximately 6,534 square feet with five stories and a finished windowed basement. There are five bedroom suites and four renovated bathrooms. The outdoor space is comprised of a 21-foot long garden and a terrace on the third floor. Throughout this stunning home, there are six-zones of central air conditioning, Lutron lighting, hardwood floors and a sound system with speakers in every room.GARDEN FLOORThrough a charming gated forecourt is the entrance to this spectacular limestone and brick home. The entrance foyer is windowed with an oversized coat closet and it leads to an alluring lounge with 103 ceilings, perfect for entertaining. The lounge leads to a beautiful central staircase and foyer. Next comes the huge windowed eat-in kitchen which overlooks a picturesque garden. French doors open onto the garden, providing the perfect flow for large gatherings and alfresco dining. The kitchen is also equipped with state-of-the-art appliances including a Subzero refrigerator, two Subzero freezer drawers, two Miele dishwashers, two Thermador ovens, a Thermador six-burner range, a Miele steam oven, and a Miele built-in coffee system. There is a large center island with seating as well a dining area, a built-in desk, and custom cabinets.PARLOR FLOORUp the sweeping staircase is the parlor floor with 108ceilings. Facing south is an elegant living room with three windows overlooking the lush tree-lined street. Adjacent is the library with a working fireplace, custom built-ins and two French doors opening to Juliet balconies. These stylish balconies overlook the beautiful garden.THIRD FLOORUp another set of stairs is the third floor with two bedrooms suites both with 108 ceilings. The first bedroom has two large windows facing south, a built-in desk and bookshelves, and two oversized closets. The second bedroom offers a built-in desk and bookshelves, a walk-in closet and a private terrace, which overlooks the garden. There is also a renovated bathroom which has two sinks, a shower, and a separate water closet.FOURTH FLOORThe lavish master suite offers a grand bedroom facing south with custom built-ins including a built-in desk and 102 ceilings. There is a separate dressing area with three enormous walk-in closets as well as a luxurious windowed renovated master bathroom with two sinks, a walk-in steam shower, a deep soaking bathtub, two linen closets and a separate water closet. FIFTH FLOOROn the top floor are two additional bedroom suites. The first suite has three windows, a built-in desk, built-in bookshelves, three oversized closets and a sun-drenched skylight. The second suite offers another beautiful skylight, a built-in desk, built-in bookshelves, three closets and French doors that flow into a Juliet balcony. There is also a hallway bathroom with a large shower, two sinks, and a separate water closet. The floor is completed by a laundry room with cabinets, a sink, a large closet and a vented Whirlpool Duet steam washer/dryer. A staircase leads to the roof which has the potential to become a landscaped roof terrace with park views.FINISHED BASEMENTThe spacious basement provides tons of storage space including five closets one of which is an enormous storage room. There is also a windowed entertainment room with two closets and a built-in desk.
314 East 69th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 199984
Price: $6,450,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 4,000
Sect: Upper East Side
For the sophisticated and discerning purchaser, this elegant home has been exquisitely renovated by Oliver Cope, an award-winning New York City architect known for classically-inspired designs and craftsmanship of the highest quality. It has 13 rooms on 6 levels, including 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 powder rooms. The beautiful wood floors are custom-cut, quarter-sawn oak parquet . Walls, ceilings and moldings are real plaster, not plasterboard. All doors have Nanz nickel hardware. Bathroom hardware is by Waterworks, Sherle Wagner and Grohe. All 3 wood-burning fireplaces are lined in custom brick with a herringbone pattern and surrounded by antique statuary marble mantels. The 10-zone HVAC system is augmented by a 3-zone humidification system. There is a large red cedar temperature-controlled wine cellar in the basement along with a laundry room, powder room and 2 mechanical rooms. The garden level has a vestibule, library, dining room, powder room and kitchen with Carrara marble countertops and top grade appliances by Viking, Subzero and Miele. The bluestone-tiled garden features a limestone fountain. The parlor floor has a vestibule, living room, family room, 3 closets, 2 fireplaces and powder room with a Calacatta gold slab floor and Sherle Wagner vanity and fittings. The third floor master suite includes a bedroom with fireplace, double dressing room and extra-large master bath with twin vanities, shower stall with bench, bathroom stall with bidet, Calacatta floors and a refurbished free-standing antique English tub. The fourth floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The fifth floor has a library/guest suite with full bath and two large terraces. This townhouse boasts the inclusion to a neighborhood block association that is well known for its dedication to block preservation of beauty and aesthetic maintenance.
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