132 East 62nd Street History Filled Turn-key Designer Townhouse Prime Upper East Side Location
This 20-foot-wide turn-key townhouse is a remarkable historic residence designed by renowned architect John Sexton.
Built-in 1871, 132 East 62nd Street is a fine example of Italianate architecture with ornate design elements and graceful proportions while on one of the Upper East Side’s most desirable locations off Park Avenue in Lenox Hill.
This townhouse measures over 5,100 sqft. Featuring a 32-foot-long south-facing garden with a modern water wall feature and custom lighting surrounded by mature plantings for maximum privacy.
Spanning a total of five levels, this townhouse has five bedrooms, each with a corresponding full bath featuring luxury finishes throughout. An updated hydraulic elevator services each level.
In 2010, this townhouse underwent a comprehensive restoration and renovation inside and out, preserving the historic character of the residence. The final result is an urban zen oasis.
132 East 62nd Street was once the home of Bennett Cerf, the founder of Random House, Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Socialite, Dr. Seuss collaborator, and the former New York City Mayor, Robert F. Wagner.
The current owner took inspiration from the home’s architectural heritage and history to create beautifully contemporarily designed interiors. This townhouse residence boasts perfectly scaled rooms with high ceilings, fine architectural details, and period mantles that have been carefully restored.
Welcomed by an elegant foyer with Carrera marble floors and imposing brass doors with transom glass panels, leading into a proper chef’s kitchen equipped with a multiple burner gas range by La Cornue, followed by a dining area that overlooks a beautiful zen garden. This level also features a separate service entrance with a vestibule/mudroom, butler’s pantry, and powder room.
The second level includes a garden-facing living room, lounge, and a north-facing library with tall ceilings measuring almost 11ft throughout.
The following three levels are dedicated to five private bedrooms, five baths, and a den with two skylights, bringing natural light throughout. The cellar houses a powder room, laundry area, and mechanicals.
132 East 62nd Street is a masterpiece of architecture and design, offering a unique blend of historic elegance and contemporary design in a prime Upper East Side location.
Real Estate Taxes
R8B, C1-8X, LH-1A
20' x 100.42' (50' deep)
Private Outdoor Space
Laundry in Building
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