About this property
Gorgeous 4-story Lenox Hill townhouse, blending classic prewar details and elegance with the contemporary allure resulting from a full, impeccable renovation! Situated on one of Manhattan’s most desirable and exclusive tree-lined blocks, the 1870-built gem maintains its historic charm while reinvented as a modern showplace. A gated landscaped front entrance heightens curb appeal and welcomes you upon arrival.
Every detail is refined and immaculate, beginning with the grand entry hall that introduces you to utmost sophistication, in the dining room that can accommodate up to 10 members of your friends and family. Also on the luxurious first level awaits a stunning state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, hidden behind custom Valcucine cabinetry and anchored by an exquisite onyx countertop. Double ovens and warming drawers are Miele, with gas stove, refrigerator, freezer and wine storage by Gaggeneau, and Fisher & Paykel dishwashers for the host. The chef’s kitchen opens up into a lovely private landscaped garden terrace for enjoying outdoor barbecues, cocktail parties and alfresco dining.
Stairs and an elevator transport you to all levels of this gracious home. The second floor presents a cozy library with working fireplace, and living room with gas fireplace that overlooks the terrace. There’s also a concealed original bar/dumbwaiter, a great element for serving guests. The third story is occupied by 2 almost identical bedrooms with sleek modern white tiled bathrooms with showers and dressing mirrors, as well as laundry featuring a full-size GE washer and dryer with a sink and nice storage area.
Level four is reserved for the fabulous primary bedroom suite with his and her dressing areas, and a private office/living room with custom leather wardrobe by Poliform, wet bar and fridge, plus a gas fireplace. The very quiet bedroom offers beautiful garden and spectacular city views. Built-in storage thoughtfully utilizes all the space and is tucked behind drapery. Your primary bath indulges with dual sinks, a steam shower and relaxing soaking tub.
Completing this rare residence is a renovated, finished basement with a guest bedroom and full bathroom, sitting/rec area with kitchenette, wine cellar, powder room, storage closets, and separate storage room for extra needs. Other highlights include state-of-the-art audio-visual with speakers throughout, and central heating/cooling for optimal comfort.
Best of all is the location, with a parking garage one door down, and fine restaurants and upscale retail on Madison and Fifth Aves mere minutes away. Also close by is Central Park, the East River Esplanade, Equinox, public transportation and other prime amenities.
Listing Courtesy of Sandra Ripert, Patricia Vance