130 East 38th Street is a nearly 20’-wide, 5-story luxurious single-family townhouse that recently underwent a meticulous renovation and is outfitted with luxurious finishes and modern technology. This townhome is located just off Park Avenue on a quiet tree-lined street, in desirable Murray Hill, and only minutes from Grand Central Station. Unlike its neighbors, this house has an open, rear courtyard view facing South which allows for natural light to flood the home and ultimate privacy.
Originally built in 1869 by developer Abraham B. Embury and architects D. & J. Jardine as a Second Empire-style brownstone, this historic gem was given a preservation award and landmark designation in 1997. The current owner worked with Landmarks and the Department of Buildings for over 4 years to customize and reimagine every floor for today’s living all while preserving the traditional exterior. The unique row of front windows were retained and refurbished, while entirely new oversized windows were cut into the rear. The striking modern open-tread staircase, fabricated from white oak and steel and an all-glass bulkhead, allow an abundance of light to flow through the entire home.
The collaboration between Weston Design (London) and Adena Conway Design (NYC) have perfectly blended a chic British sense of sophistication with a modern aesthetic of luxury. Clean lines, elegant living spaces with high ceilings, marble bathrooms, custom chef’s kitchen, full smart-home automation and entertainment with a multi-zone Sonos sound system, supply a gracious mix of formal and relaxed areas. The Lutron lighting system, thermostats and electronic shades can all be controlled remotely. A high-tech security system and video entry provide peace of mind and automated irrigation ensures worry-free maintenance of the landscaped outdoor entertaining areas.
Spanning nearly 3,000 square feet, the home features 4 well-proportioned bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, and a powder room. The stoop entry leads into the formal living room outfitted with sophisticated Farrow and Ball wall colors, Armani Casa wallpaper and Allascala marble in the inviting front hall; wide-plank white oak floors, a modern remote-controlled linear gas fireplace and a glamorous mid-century modern mirrored walnut bar. The chic Statuary and Temple Gray marble powder room with Altfield of London ‘Hammered Glamour’ silver walls and waterfall faucet showcase a Carlo Scarpa for Venini 1950’s pendant.
Above on the second floor sits the bespoke kitchen and dining area; with 11ft ceilings and 2”-thick Danby marble countertops, with custom Buster and Punch light switches and cabinet pulls, and vintage Danish 1960’s Jo Hammerborg ‘Nova’ pendants. High-end finishes throughout this level include appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch, a wine refrigerator built into the island, and a David Weeks chandelier in the dining room.
The primary suite occupies the entire third floor. A large bedroom sits in front with three gracious sized windows, two large custom closets, electric shades, and a spa-like Waterworks bathroom in the rear features a sleek double vanity and Japanese toilet, nero marquina marble and a Casablanca Mosaic floor. On the fourth level sit two light-filled secondary bedrooms and a modern marble bathroom with a soaking tub.
The jewel of this home is the lush private roof terrace for lounging and dining; an oasis with views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. The finished cellar level features a lower level family room with a 65” smart TV and surround sound system, a separate games area, kitchenette, laundry room, bathroom, and under-street vaults with mechanicals and wine cellar.
From its luxurious and sophisticated interior design, to its vintage light fixtures and cutting-edge technology, 130 East 38th Street provides its future owner with the unique opportunity to enjoy fully-furnished, 21st-century living in a charming 19th-century residence.
Co-exclusive with The Corcoran Group
Listing courtesy of Matthew Lesser, Ravi Kantha, Sophie Smadbeck and, Tori Landon
Real Estate Taxes
19.83' x 24.75' (24.75' deep)
Washer / Dryer in Unit
Private Outdoor Space
Private Roof Deck
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