Townhouse Report Created: Saturday, March 6, 2021 - Listings Shown: 6
9 East 71st Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 20241926
Price: $65,000,000
Floors: 7
Approx Sq Ft: 28,000
The Herbert N. Straus Mansion was the last and largest of just a handful of goliath mansions built during its era in the 1930's and it would become the capstone property of the wealthiest and most prominent block of all of New York City. The Mansion stands with provenance and commanding authority in a neighborhood steeped in New York's richest history. The handful of renowned lavish buildings that surround this Mansion include the old Cornelius Vanderbilt home, the Twombly House and across the street on Fifth Avenue, the former Frick Residence, current home of the Frick Art Collection. Its gargantuan size and opulence is perhaps only outdone by its unique location on the Upper East Side's most desired block flanked by Central Park on Fifth Avenue and St. James' Church on Madison Avenue. The property is uniquely positioned as the perpetual and unobtrusive perspective overlooking the Frick Museum to Central Park can never be blocked by new construction, a rarity in the ever-growing New York City landscape. Upon purchase of the property in 1928 by Herbert N. Straus, heir to Isidor and Ida Straus, co-owners of renowned retailers R. H. Macy & Co., the mansion was commissioned to be built in 1930. Mr. Straus specifically chose Society Architect Horace Trumbauer, known for his particular adept proficiency in designing palaces for the rich. Mr. Trumbauer's reputation for creating lavish residential manors for the wealthy allowed the accomplished architect to build the largest and most luxurious residences of the times. The Herbert N. Straus Mansion remains among Trumbauer's most well-known works and contributed to his praise as one of the most prominent American architect of the Gilded Age. Built as New York City's largest and most luxurious French Neo-Classical Mansion on a 50 foot wide by 102.2 foot deep lot, 7 stories and in excess of 28,000 square feet, some of the property's luxuries include 15-foot-tall oak entry doors, imported French-limestone meticulously decorated with carvings, sculpture figures and ornamental iron works. Mr. Straus even transported antiques and fixtures along with entire 18th-century rooms from Europe. The mansion would eventually be acquired in 1944 by the Roman Catholic Archbishopric of New York to become an extension of the St. Claire Hospital, with up to 50 beds, for nearly twenty years. In 1962, the mansion was sold to the Birch Wathen School, a college preparatory day school from kindergarten to grade 12. In 1989, with the help of architect Thierry Despont and interior designer John Stefanidis, the property was reconverted into the ultimate private residence. Most recently, additional interior design services were provided by Alberto Pinto. This Mansion presents a once in a life-time opportunity to own the largest single-family home in New York City. This historic landmark could easily present itself as a palatial consulate, embassy, foundation, or a museum to once again house some of the world's greatest works of art.
313 West 4th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 411784
Price: $16,950,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 5,300
Nghbd: West Village
With careful reverence paid to the home's historic past, 313 West 4th Street has undergone a meticulous two-year renovation. A flexible five-bedroom and seven-bathroom home, this 20-foot wide, four and a half-story plus finished basement residence now features approximately 5,300 square feet of sumptuous living space alongside 800 square feet of private outdoor space. Originally constructed in 1836, the home sits among one of the oldest intact blockfronts in the West Village. Constructed in the Greek Revival style, this stunning townhome has been called the "best preserved" house in the row by the historic district report. The parlor level opens to a stunning glass-and-steel foyer, laid with marble. Herringbone quarter-sewn white oak floors adorn a large rear living room, which features a wall of atelier-style windows and a handsome wood-burning fireplace. A helical staircase curves elegantly from level to level, while the elevator services the basement to the 4th floor. Smart home features are integrated throughout this well-planned residence, as well as a comprehensive security system and Lutron lighting. Full-house humidification, wall sensors with individual thermostats for each room, and radiant heat flooring under hard surfaces provide year-round comfort. Additionally, the entire home is wired for sound with Bowers & Wilkins speakers. Number 313 offers the epitome of indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The garden floor is served by well-stocked kitchens inside and out and anchored by an exterior mudroom entry with storage. A sunlit breakfast room abuts the open chef's kitchen, which boasts a massive Lincoln Statuario marble island and top-of-the-line appliances. Paved in bluestone, al fresco dining in the spectacular multi-level landscaped garden is effortless, thanks to the full outdoor kitchen. The basement also holds a built-in Loracani TL-30 safe, custom temperature controlled 500-bottle wine cellar, and a large media room. The serene full-floor master suite is graced with a decadent pass-through dressing area and luxurious bathroom, featuring a full slab Bianco Dolomiti steam shower with bench. Above the master level, you'll find two gracious bedrooms, each with well-appointed en-suite bathrooms. Crowning the home is a sun-filled space that is equally suited as an additional bedroom suite, artist's studio, home office or den. Set on a quiet, sun-soaked block, 313 West 4th Street, is at the center of one of the world's most sought-after residential enclaves. Esteemed fine dining and historic watering holes stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the surrounding streets, and the magnificent Hudson River Park, High Line and Whitney Museum are all within easy reach from this stunning West Village abode. Live in this truly unique West Village offering where no expense was spared.
9 St Lukes Place   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 466244
Price: $11,750,000
Floors: 2
Approx Sq Ft: 4,575
Nghbd: West Village
Draped in flowering wisteria, located on the only tree-lined park-block in the West Village, sits this magical 21.67' wide Anglo-Italianate townhouse. Set perfectly in the middle of a row of 15 picturesque townhouses facing south towards James Walker Park, this elegant townhouse transports you back to the 1850s with its high stoop, aged elegance and baronial scale. Only one block long and meandering, St. Luke's Place is rarely trafficked and pin-drop quiet. Sun-filled, open and airy, this 4,575 sf residence is comprised of a total of four stories plus a dry basement. Lovingly maintained for more than 50 years by one owner, the property's triple parlor boasts three fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, original pocket doors, and 10' tall ceilings adorned with authentic hand-crafted plaster crown moldings and medallions. These grandly proportioned rooms are bathed in southern light filtered through Ginkgo trees from the park across the street. The architectural simplicity of the rooms exudes calm and luxury. From the homes rear facing Juliet balcony, gaze out over the verdantly planted garden with its Magnolia and Cherry Blossom trees and the transporting adjacent yards belonging to the neighboring townhomes on both St. Luke's Place and Morton Street. The Garden floor is currently laid out with a kitchen, dining room, family room, powder and laundry. On the third and fourth floors, you will find four well-proportioned bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, and ample closet and storage space. In total, this elegant home offers four bedrooms, six bathrooms and seven marble mantles. The home was previously owned by the famed Arthur Laurents, playwright of West Side Story. This offering presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a home on one of the West Villages most private streets.
170 Eldridge Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 562930
Price: $7,995,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 6,000
Nghbd: Lower East Side
Garage: Yes
Own a piece of New York History! Located at 170 Eldridge Street, we offer an opportunity to purchase a mixed use single family Carriage House in a commercially zoned district. Many historical Interior details throughout the home have been preserved. Buildings like this are extremely hard to find and basically don't exist. The charm and individuality of the building comes from its unusual history. In the late 1800's the building was owned by Sigmund Oppenheimer who owned the S. Oppenheimer Co. a very successful sausage casing and butcher business. You can still see the original painted company sign on the building. It is known to be the oldest painted sign in NYC. The building stands three stories high 25'W x 80'L with a loading dock currently used as a garage, a basement that has endless potential, and a beautiful private roof deck for relaxing or entertaining. The home features 15' high wood beamed ceilings, four bedrooms, radiant heated floors, two wood burning fireplaces and two beautiful skylights, that shines light onto a custom designed waterfall. There's also an exposed pulley system that was once used to operate the flatbed elevator when the home was previously being used as a printing press. The kitchen is a chef's kitchen with Valcucine cabinetry, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. The Carriage house boasts approximately 6000sqft with the additional FAR of 2,824sqft Opportunities like this are rare! Book a viewing today with the StarrJohnson Team.
159 West 87th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 140103
Price: $6,995,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 5,231
Sect: Upper West Side
Dating back to the 1890s, this historic townhouse on a tree-lined Upper West Side brownstone block has undergone a multi-million dollar restoration and is ready for its newest owner. Featuring 4+ bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 3 private outdoor spaces, 8 working gas fireplaces, and a fully finished basement, this is a home that New York City dreams are made of.

As you enter on the parlor level, you immediately notice all of the incredible detail. The doors, windows, and staircase are all lined with gorgeous mahogany wood featuring intricate, classical detailing. The parlor level ceilings soar to 11'5 and feature the original crown moldings. This floor was made to entertain and enjoy life with multiple sitting rooms and one of the most stunning dining rooms in all of Manhattan. The back of this level also features the beautifully renovated kitchen with marble countertops, subzero and Viking appliances, and plenty of storage. The kitchen opens onto a beautiful deck overlooking your private garden.

The next level features 10'5 foot ceilings and a black marble powder room for your guests. The rest of the floor encompasses an absolutely breathtaking primary suite. The front of the floor is the sleeping area which features three large South-facing windows and plenty of room for a king-size bed and any other additional furniture one could want. From there, you pass through a gorgeous dressing area to the private office/nursery/sitting area. This area also features a beautiful marble bathroom and a private terrace to escape and enjoy.

The top level of the house features three skylights, a laundry room, two over-sized bedrooms, and two additional full marble bathrooms.

The garden level of the house is a very flexible space that is currently configured as a guest suite with a bedroom, living room, summer kitchen, two fireplaces, and 1.5 marble bathrooms. While it is zoned for potential medical office space, this level cannot be rented out as residential space. It is perfect for visitors and house staff. This level has access to the stunning landscaped garden with a planting area and marble water feature.

The basement is fully finished and features an incredible temperature-controlled wine cellar.

159 West 87th Street has other notable details such as all new staircases on each level and central air. Located directly between Central and Riverside Park, public transportation, and incredible dining and shopping, this is truly the opportunity of a lifetime to own a piece of New York City.
340 East 19th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 354263
Price: $6,395,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 4,900
Nghbd: Gramercy Park
340 East 19th Street is a stunning, mint condition, two-family townhouse. One unit is a spacious lower triplex with a private garden and the other is an upper duplex with private roof deck. Each features a Subzero refrigerator, Bosch range with vented hood, Bosch dishwasher, and custom cabinetry and pantry. Additionally, both units are outfitted with central air conditioning, built-out closets, and private laundry. Both units command significant rent on the open market, making this townhome ideal for investment or live-with-income. This property can also be delivered vacant offering a magnificent single-family or end-user opportunity. The lower triplex is a three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom home with a large south-facing, private garden paved in bluestone. The master bedroom features three windows overlooking townhouse gardens through a southern exposure, a luxurious en-suite bathroom with double vanity and large glass stalled shower, and a spacious walk-in closet. The open chef's kitchen is perfect for entertaining and informal dining. The upper duplex is also a three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom unit. Each bedroom has terrific closet space, great ceiling heights, and oversized brand new windows. Above it all is a private roof deck outfitted with new pavers, water, and electricity. Northern views of the Empire State Building and southern views of townhouse gardens and rooftops create a unique vantage point for this apartment. Set on a tree-lined townhouse block in Gramercy Park, 340 East 19th Street is steps from Stuyvesant Square Parks, Union Square and its Farmer's Market, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and some of Downtown's finest restaurants. There are also excellent schools nearby, including Friends Seminary, PS40, UNIS, and more.
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