About this property
Welcome to the prestigious 154 East 74th Street townhouse. One of the most outstanding homes I have ever entered. Perfectly updated with custom designer + craftsman details to create a beautiful marriage of old and new. Charm and details of the past galore, with the latest, innovative home technologies to enhance the homeowner’s life. The home was envisioned to embody style and comfort within every square inch.
As you enter this incredible home, your eyes are immediately drawn from the entrance to the epic backyard. The ground floor has a grand media room, fully sound automated with a projector and movie screen. This room is fully soundproofed with cork flooring and sound insulation, in addition to a fully functional second kitchen. French doors lead to the spectacular backyard and basketball court. Large motorized awnings create shade when needed: A hard-wired gas grill and a complete irrigation system in the outdoor sitting area are just a few of the tremendous outdoor details.
Head up the iconic staircase to the spectacular parlor level, with so much style and grace. Beautifully laid out, to one side is the dining area and on the other is a gorgeous, grand chef’s kitchen—double sinks with garbage disposals, and a Gaggenau induction cooktop. The kitchen features an extra-large + extremely quiet external exhaust hood, pot filler, dual Miele dishwashers, microwave/convection combo, subzero fridge, and recently refinished countertops. All the tilt and turn windows, open to the backyard below, make cooking in this home a fantastic experience. On the north end of the floor is the formal living room, complete with a working wood-burning fireplace. Incredible built-in storage and a stylish powder room.
Ascend to the next level, where you have the primary suite, grand in scale and detail. The primary bedroom has a gas fireplace and is expansive, with vintage details and modern finishes. The en-suite bathroom has heated flooring, double vanities, and a separated wash closet and shower. All connected to a substantial windowed dressing area/closet. On the other end of the floor is a bedroom currently used as an office/library.
The top floor is flooded with light from the fantastic skylight that fills the entire center of the home with sunlight all-day. 2 huge bedrooms both have en-suite bathrooms and radiant heated floors. The front bedroom has exposed brick, and the back bedroom’s en-suite bath has a deep soaking tub with another incredible skylight and fireplace!
The basement level has a fantastic 800-bottle wine cellar with a new Wine Guardian D025 cooling unit and a fully functional home gym. Downstairs you have a full laundry room to accompany the additional washer/dryer on the 2nd floor. In 2019/2020, the sellers redid the roof, facade, front and back yards, new condensers and HVAC, and all the technology bells and whistles.
A fun tidbit this was the former home of Carrie Fischer and Debbie Reynolds
Listing courtesy of Steve Halpern