Situated on one of the most coveted blocks between Fifth and Madison Avenue, 14 East 81st Street is a 20.5 wide, 5-story, renovated limestone townhouse spanning approximately 8,200 sqft. This pristine house has grand proportions, stunning architectural details, and ceiling heights of up to 12 feet. Additional features include a tranquil, south-facing landscaped garden, bright full-width rooms with large windows, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful townhouses in New York.
Built between 1883-1884 by William and Ambrose Partners from the designs of Thom & Wilson, this exquisite townhouse features a large entry gallery that offers entry to the expansive eat-in kitchen and garden, a commercial size elevator with access to every floor, powder room, and also a grand staircase generally only found in houses 25’ or wider. The kitchen is outfitted with a 48” Viking range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers, and two sinks, including one on the island with a breakfast bar.
The parlor level is a perfect place for entertaining, beginning in the formal living room facing North with a wood-burning fireplace and custom millwork, including paneling and crown dental molding, and expansive library/den with custom wood paneling and three floor-to-ceiling French doors onto South-facing Juliette balconies overlooking the garden. Additionally, there is a very grand landing utilized as a dining room and a second powder room.
On the third floor is the luxurious primary bedroom with a South-facing terrace accessed by three floor-to-ceiling French doors and a hall of closets heading into the ensuite primary bathroom. On the North-side of the floor is the second primary bathroom, a large walk-in closet, and another room currently utilized as a gym but can easily serve as a massive dressing room, den, or another bedroom.
The fourth floor features two bright bedrooms with a large bathroom off their walk-in closets. The north-facing bedroom features a large terrace with views of the crowns of the beautiful neighboring townhouses. The fifth floor has two additional bedrooms with large closets and ensuite bathrooms. A large skylight at the top of the dramatic staircase brings in great natural light. The fifth floor also features a full staircase for access to the roof, which houses the HVAC mechanicals.
The house features central air conditioning, a built-in sound system, and a double set of doors for secure entry, and the basement features a large laundry room, wine cellar, and extensive storage space, including a very large dry storage closet, walk-in cedar closet, as well as storage under the stairwell. Additionally, there is a full windowed staff bedroom on the ground floor with an ensuite bathroom and separate entrance.
Dishwasher Pets Allowed Washer / Dryer in Unit Private Outdoor Space LISTING AMENITIES Central Air Fireplace Fireplace: Wood Garden View Hardwood Floors OUTDOOR SPACE Balcony Garden Terrace
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