About this property
Once home to an internationally-renowned interior designer, 116 East 61st Street is one of Lenox Hill’s premiere single-family residences. This triple mint, elevator townhouse features approximately 6,000 square feet of space, a roof deck with city views, a fifth-floor terrace, and a stone and trellised, south-facing garden. This exquisite house is off Park Avenue on a beautiful Upper East Side block lined with historic townhouses.
116 East 61st Street’s gated-front entry compliments its elegant white facade. The house’s entry vestibule opens into a contemporary chef’s kitchen with a breakfast booth and island seating. Pocket doors permit the kitchen to be closed off from the main entrance for a more formal feel when entertaining. In the rear sits a spacious dining room adorned with a gas fireplace, past which lies the entrance to a beautifully arranged garden. Open the three french doors between the dining room and garden to have ample space for a garden party or a soirée. Up the stairs, the parlor floor consists of a sun-flooded living room in the front with 12’ ceilings, three oversized windows, and a gas fireplace. This formal room can be closed off from the hall when guests are over for a more intimate sitting area. The rear houses a cozy library containing built-in banquettes, large bookshelves, a wet bar, and a gas fireplace. The third floor flaunts a fantastic primary suite. The roomy front bedroom features high ceilings, a gas fireplace, and an ensuite marble bathroom with both a shower and a tub. A dressing room can be accessed through the ensuite bathroom or from the hall. The fourth floor features two additional bedrooms with ensuite marble bathrooms. The fifth floor has a full bathroom and two sun-filled sitting rooms with a terrace accessible from the front room. A finished roof deck is just up the stairs. Residents can enjoy a full height, finished basement with a gym, laundry room, and bathroom that still permits plenty of space for storage and mechanicals. All floors can be accessed through a custom artisan elevator and benefit from central air conditioning and a Crestron System.
Listing courtesy of Jed Garfield, Thomas Wexler, Caylyn Sullivan and, Will Bienstock