Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, April 11, 2021 - Listings Shown: 8
5 East 63rd Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 20620315
Price: $15,000,000
Floors: 6
Approx Sq Ft: 11,875
Rarely does an opportunity like this become available. 5 East 63rd Street is a prestigious 25-ft wide 98-ft deep townhouse located on an idyllic tree lined block mere feet from Central Park and nestled between Fifth and Madison Avenue. Built in 1900, this 6-story home is situated on one of the Upper East Side's most sought-after blocks in a Landmark Historic District. This gorgeous row house was built in the Neoclassical style with Rusticated Brownstone and Roman Brick in 1900 for use as a single-family home for Clarence Winthrop Bowen. Designed and built by the famed Heins & LaFarge who were also responsible for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue as well as the original Astor Court buildings of the Bronx Zoo. Currently configured as a 10-unit rental building, the home features an impressive lobby with 11-ft ceilings, 12 total fireplaces, bay windows, an elevator, and numerous outdoor spaces. Comprised of 11,875 sq. ft. each of the apartments have been recently renovated and are lovingly outfitted with stainless steel appliances, decorative fireplaces, and an abundance of windows. The Penthouse level of the home spans the entire building and offers a keyed elevator entrance where you are led directly into a foyer leading to a solarium and East facing terrace. The South facing half of the apartment is set up as an expansive living and entertaining area with a fireplace, skylights, and a jack and jill kitchen to the solarium. The back facing portion of the apartment features the second bedroom, and a sprawling master with soaring ceilings, skylights and an outfitted master bath complete with a jacuzzi tub. The fifth and fourth floors are comprised of 2 duplex apartments and two one-bedroom units. With one of the back facing apartments on the fifth floor featuring an enormous terrace overlooking the backyard and other townhouse gardens. The third and second floors also feature a duplex apartment and a one bedroom one bath unit. The first level parlor floor houses a handsome entryway along with a large 2 bedroom + HO 2.5 bath duplex. On the basement level you will find an additional 1 bedroom 1 bath that leads out into the back garden area. 5 East 63rd is located in a historical district, however the house itself does not have interior landmark designation, thus allowing great freedom to craft the home that you desire within the interior. Presenting the opportunity to convert back to a single-family home, a multi-unit home or to keep as an investment property with 10 beautifully appointed apartments. ** This is a co-listing with LaSeven Inc.
163 East 78th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 677264
Price: $14,950,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 6,157
Sect: Upper East Side
This house has it all: 36 feet in width, gated garden entry, a massive rear garden and six windows across the front facade. It has been an exemplary residence since its conception, created by a family of entrepreneurs.

The daughter of Sadie and Samuel Steiner, the largest hop distributors in the United States at the turn of the last century, Elinor Gimbel was a politically active leader in women's rights during and after World War II. A graduate of the Calhoun School, she founded a powerful women's committee to support FDR's third term and the Committee for the Care of Children in Wartime which drew attention to the lack of government support for working mothers during wartime.

Bavarian-born Adam Gimbel immigrated to the United States in 1835, eventually settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he purchased a 4-story elevatored building on Wisconsin Avenue for his dry goods department store, the largest in the city with nearly 75 employees. Later he expanded to Philadelphia and formed The Gimbel Brothers Company. Adam and his wife, Fridolyn, would go on to have 11 children with 7 working in the family business, most notably Louis, Sr. whose son Louis, Jr., would go on to marry Elinor and make 163 East 78th Street their home for many years.

Following the 1861 opening of East 78th Street, painter John Turner brought his vision to architecture and engaged builder Henry Armstrong to construct 11 rowhouses in the brick Italianate style, only five of which remain today. Fifty years after they were built, numbers 163 and 165 were combined into the 36-foot-wide townhouse which stands today. Combining two 18-foot-wide townhouses with three window bays each created a magnificent faade of six window bays, bringing light into every facet of this townhouse. 157 East 78th Street would later be owned by S. Stinor Gimbel, one of Elinor and Louis, Jr.'s three children.

Immediately the six window bays of this 36-foot-wide facade capture your attention before entering this magnificent single-family home. Currently built approximately 6,157sf above grade with an approximately 1,514sf basement and a total of over 2,200sf of outdoor space which includes the front garden, rear garden and parlor level terrace.

From the outer wrought-iron gate, this four-story single-family townhouse begins with a deep forecourt of terra cotta stone shaded by mature trees that create an etching of light against the faade when they are in full leaf. With a center door and eastern service door, the at-grade entry to this residence opens into a massive front hall with a coat closet and powder room. There is a guest bedroom with full bath facing the forecourt and East 78th Street. Past the main stair, enter the large dining room with fireplace which is open onto the living room with fireplace. On the eastern side of the garden level is the large chef's kitchen with center island which is open to both the living room and dining room.

There are two doors leading to the astounding north-facing garden which measures 34 x 37 feet at its deepest points. With a stair leading to the basement level, a full-size basketball hoop, mature plantings and walls of ivy, as well as two doors leading back into the garden floor, this garden is completely unique.

The parlor floor includes a 36-foot-wide living room facing south with six window bays and two fireplaces. There is a sitting room with access to the wide parlor floor terrace overlooking the garden, as well as a large library replete with built-in bookshelves. Each of the six windows measures 8'3" and ceilings are 10'3" on the parlor floor.

Floors three and four offer five to six bedrooms depending on how each floor is used. The third floor includes the master suite with a marble bath, fireplace, as well as a separate office and second bedroom with a second full bath off the hallway. The fourth floor includes three bedrooms with en-suite baths and a large "hang-out room" joining the bedrooms together.

With its comfort and privacy, this is the kind of townhouse you can wait decades for. And here it is
661 Washington Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 20073221
Price: $10,500,000
Floors: 5
Nghbd: West Village
661 Washington Street is a five-story apartment building, located between West 10th and Christopher Streets in the heart of the West Village of Manhattan. The building consists of 13 apartments, all of which are free-market. There are 8 one-bedrooms, 1 two-bedroom, 2 three-bedrooms, and 2 two-bedroom duplex apartments located on the ground floor. The building is approximately 10,230 square feet and is built 24 feet by 84 feet and sits on a 24-foot by 98-foot lot (Block: 630 Lot: 7). The property is located in the Greenwich Village Extension Historic District and is zoned R6 with a maximum FAR of 2.43.
The subject property is ideal for an investor looking to own a well-maintained building with an abundance of upside in a prime location of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhood.
105 East 80th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 20266289
Price: $10,000,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 6,825
Sect: Upper East Side
Condition: Excellent
Conveniently situated on East 80th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, this elegant single-family 1930s townhouse with spare Georgian details is approximately 6800 square feet over 5 floors. This exceptional home is in excellent condition with an elevator serving every floor, including the basement. The house has a seamless mixture of prewar charm and modern elegance; the interior was largely redesigned by David Biscaye of Biscaye Freres in a Continental 30's-40's style. The house is truly unique in that it has three exposures; the additional western windows throughout enriches the house and enlarges its 18.5 foot width.

This unique home features an elevator, 6 bedrooms, a library, 4 full bathrooms plus a powder room, a home gym, multiple offices, 500+ square foot decked private garden, a NEST central air-conditioning system, soaring ceiling heights, skylights, as well as a clean basement with abundant storage space.

Enter this magnificent residence through an elegant lobby with a gorgeous arched entryway that is a theme throughout the house. One will also immediately notice light coming in from the additional side-exposure windows. Through the archway you will find a chic powder room, the elevator to all floors across from the staircase, a laundry room with LG Washer/dryer, and access to the basement which has a mechanical room and three different storage rooms. The rear of the Garden Floor features a small home office as well as a large den with built-ins, a wall of glass windows and a door to the outdoor garden. This is a great multi-purpose room. The garden is wood surfaced, planted and furnished with tasteful lattice enclosures. Another unique feature to the house is that the garden has direct access to the walkway along the side of 925 Park Avenue, which is convenient for deliveries, service appointments and other practical home needs.

Upon ascending the staircase to the grand Parlor floor, you are greeted by ceilings reaching 12 feet, intricate moldings, gracious archways into the living and dining rooms, and refinished herringbone floors throughout. The sitting room between the formal living and dining room make this floor perfect for entertaining. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace and original oversized arched windows facing South, flooding the floor with light. The formal dining room with custom hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper has a gas fireplace and bar. In the back of the Parlor floor there is an eat-in kitchen with large single pane windows overlooking the garden and intricate skylights. The kitchen includes a Viking range, Miele dishwasher, Traulsen refrigerator, and garbage compactor.

With ceilings reaching 10'8 feet high, the Third Floor has the Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom in the back and a formal Library in the front. The Master Bedroom has a wall of closets, and there is an approximately 184 square foot extension to the North where one could have a terrace overlooking the garden. The Master Bathroom has both a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower plus a windowed dressing room. The South-facing Library has custom cherry built-ins and impressive coved ceiling. The Library could easily be another bedroom or the whole floor could be used as a private master suite.

The Fourth Floor consists of two large bedrooms, each boasts their own windowed bathrooms with double sinks and an abundance of closet space. In between the two bedrooms is a windowed sitting area or home office. The ceiling on this floor is over 10 feet.

The Fifth Floor bedrooms feel like a Parisian Garrett from the 1970's! The two smaller bedrooms have the charming arched dormer windows and there is a total of 5 large closets. There is a guest suite in the back, currently being used as a home gym with kitchenette, but it could be an additional larger bedroom. The full bathroom also has a washer-dryer hookup if you wanted to add an additional unit for the top floors. Another home office completes this Fifth Floor. The addition of the skylights on the Fifth Floor allows for great natural light, and the gracious staircase make the house feel airy and bright.
9 East 9th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 20361385
Price: $9,995,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 6,500
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
An unrivaled Gold Coast 25 foot wide Greek Revival Townhouse built circa 1838 sits just off lower Fifth Avenue and north of the Arch at Washington Square. Special enough to have been published in "Private New York: Remarkable Residences" by Chippy Irvine! This home retains its genteel ambience; the timelessness of its historic era. In fact, you will find many of the original architectural details such as floor-to-ceiling windows, wood shutters, crown moldings, pillars, window entablatures and wood-burning fireplaces. Centrally located in Greenwich Village, this Townhouse offers a great opportunity to return it to its former single-family glory or as a turn-key investment property with five prime rental units. Either way, a superior investment. Private viewings by appointment.

Parlor Floor: Enter the foyer and find a quaint powder room with brass and marble finishes just off the dining room. Both front and back parlors have been fitted with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with rolling ladders from the Putnam Ladder Co. The living and dining rooms are generous and inviting--with 13ft high ceilings, original pillars and two wood-burning fireplaces. The windowed kitchen, located in the extended portion of the home, comes fully equipped with marble counters from the Manhattan Marble Co., custom wood cabinetry, a Miele oven range and hood from Gaggenau, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and light fixtures from Halo Halophane. Access the garden from both the kitchen and master bedroom (below).

Garden Level: This level has a private entrance with a mudroom, tons of built-in closets and a washer and dryer. The rear master bedroom has beautifully maintained wide plank floors, four closets and an en-suite bathroom. Two sets of French doors lead out to over 1200sf of private outdoor space consisting of a new decked patio and a lush, brick-paved garden. The rear 2nd bedroom comfortably fits a full size bed and dresser. The front bedroom is currently used as an office with over-sized windows, two closets and visually striking wide plank floors. Adjacent to the office is a full second bathroom.

3rd Floor/Front Unit 3: Is a one bedroom one bath with high ceilings, a built-in library and wood-burning fireplace. Huge windows with original shutters allow southern light to enter the home. Unique wood-strip floors create a pattern that graces the entire space. The renovated open kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a mobile island. The bedroom fits a queen set and the bathroom is classically designed.

3rd Floor/Rear Unit 2: Is a one bedroom with beautiful northern views of the garden and an en-suite bathroom in basic condition. In addition to a basic pullman kitchen, there is a wood-burning fireplace, carpeting, high ceilings and huge windows with original details and shutters.

4th Floor/Unit 4: Is a two bedroom, one bath floor-through in basic condition, with two wood-burning fireplaces, oversized windows and a pass-through kitchen to the living/dining room. The master bedroom is generously proportioned with floor-to-ceiling closets, carpeting, custom built-ins and a washer & dryer in the bathroom. Southern tree-lined street views.

5th Floor/Unit 5: This top floor, two bedroom two bathroom simplex, has been completely renovated. Enjoy the uniquely vaulted ceiling--up to 12ft at its apex--and a grand open kitchen with slate counter tops, stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances, a walk-in pantry with skylight, and great storage. The rear master bedroom fits a king set and has a classic en-suite windowed bathroom. The front-facing 2nd bedroom fits a queen set and shares the vaulted ceiling character. A 2nd full bathroom is conveniently located near the living room. Lastly, the beautifully restored wide plank wood floors, central A/C and a Whirlpool washer and dryer complete this charming home.
110 West 76th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 640832
Price: $6,250,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 7,290
Sect: Upper West Side
Situated on a prime Upper West Side block, these two side-by-side sister buildings can be sold separately or together. Each building is 20' wide and has 10 units. Originally built by architects Thom & Wilson in 1891, these classic townhouses designed in the Renaissance Revival style retain many old world details including the original staircases and wainscoting. In addition, the properties have undergone improvements including new floors, walls, and plumbing and electrical systems. Externally, the properties have coveted south-facing gardens and views of the Museum of Natural History. Sold together, these houses provide a unique opportunity to create a 40' wide single family mansion with approximately 14,580 square feet of interior space or could be an ideal property for institutional use. Perfectly located in close proximity to Central Park, Lincoln Center, excellent schools, shops, and restaurants, these properties provide easy access to the best of the Upper West Side.
145 West 88th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 517282
Price: $5,995,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 4,000
Sect: Upper West Side
Majestically sitting on one of the most exquisite townhouse blocks in the city, this masterpiece house offers the quintessential experience of luxurious single-family living in the finest West Side neighborhood. The extraordinary 4-story Renaissance Revival five bedroom residence is adorned with the aesthetic grandeur of original architectural details, combined with all the modern amenities you desire. Perfect in every way, it is large yet manageable, magnificent yet comfortable, and has a sumptuous outdoor garden oasis that is ideal for glamorous entertaining and family relaxing. The icing on the cake is the lucky owner will enjoy the lowest property taxes in Manhattan! Other outstanding features include a grand central staircase that creates a mansion-like feel, and 4 spectacular original and totally rebuilt working fireplaces and mantels, one wood-burning and three gas. Soaring 11 foot ceilings create a resplendent setting, along with stunning over-sized windows with original shutters, 4 skylights including one that is stained glass, meticulously maintained bannisters and moldings throughout, beautiful hardwood floors, and a stunning renovated kitchen with top-of-the line stainless steel appliances that any chef will love.

Built in 1890 by renowned architects and builders, McDowell & Henry, most of the unique Eastlake style original elements remain throughout this treasured residence. Previously owned by the celebrated American Post-Impressionist painter, Louis Finkelstein, and his artist wife, Gretna Campbell, they obviously appreciated the residence's breathtaking beauty and magical sun-flooded rooms from its southern exposure. This one-of-a-kind home is being offered for sale for only the third time in close to 60 years. Truly a rare find.


If you enter from beneath the stoop, you are greeted with a wonderful entertaining or family room. Beyond this enormous and lofty room is a spacious bedroom, a full bath with Jacuzzi bathtub, and a large washer/dryer. This multi-functional level is perfect for renting out as a floor-through one-bedroom, or using as a home office to work and meet clients. Double wide French glass doors lead out to the large, landscaped garden with lush foliage and a spectacular wall of ivy and Wisteria that provides an enchanting backdrop for relaxing or entertaining.

After ascending the impressive and carefully restored stoop, you enter the home through the imposing original oak double wide doors. Stepping through the vestibule, you will immediately be dazzled by the outstanding living room, soaring 11 foot ceilings, ornate spindles on the original central box staircase, and outstanding front parlor wood-burning fireplace and mantel. The striking dining room is at the rear of the parlor floor and has beautiful honey-colored wood wainscoting, and another fireplace with original mantelpiece and splendid in-laid tile. Beautiful huge French doors with glass panes lead to stairs down to the verdant garden. The windowed renovated kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf stove, and is conveniently located off the elegant dining room. And, perfectly positioned in-between the living room and dining room is a lovely powder room.

Two large bedrooms occupy this level, the front bedroom has a gorgeous fireplace and original mantle, and the bedrooms share a huge and wonderful bathroom with a sparkling new basket weave marble floor. Each room has ample closets.

Currently devoted to the entire master suite with 4 skylights, the opulent master bedroom has a dramatically large artist loft-style skylight, a large walk-through closet, and renovated spa-like bathroom with a Jacuzzi, double sinks, and a shower for two. The spacious back bedroom is being utilized as a fantastic office, but can easily function as another bedroom, den, or whatever you desire.

Although it is in excellent condition, the roof is not finished, but could be easily be transformed into a ravishing roof deck.

The home has a full cellar level which is unfinished, but provides ample room for dry storage. With work, it can be transformed into a recreation room, gym, or anything that suits your needs.
112 West 76th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 640833
Price: $5,250,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 7,290
Sect: Upper West Side
Situated on a prime Upper West Side block, these two side-by-side sister buildings can be sold separately or together. Each building is 20' wide and has 10 units. Originally built by architects Thom & Wilson in 1891, these classic townhouses designed in the Renaissance Revival style retain many old world details including the original staircases and wainscoting. In addition, the properties have undergone improvements including new floors, walls, and plumbing and electrical systems. Externally, the properties have coveted south-facing gardens and views of the Museum of Natural History. Sold together, these houses provide a unique opportunity to create a 40' wide single family mansion with approximately 14,580 square feet of interior space or could be an ideal property for institutional use. Perfectly located in close proximity to Central Park, Lincoln Center, excellent schools, shops, and restaurants, these properties provide easy access to the best of the Upper West Side.
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