Meticulously and beautifully renovated by BWArchitects in partnership with PSA Studios and Kari McCabe, 164 East 70th Street is a magnificently proportioned nearly 20-foot wide mansion, located in the heart of the Upper East Side. This remarkable home was originally built in 1901 and has been transformed into an architectural masterpiece. It has seven levels, six stories plus a finished basement, totaling approximately 7,400 square feet. The interior spaces were opened front to back to allow light to filter brilliantly throughout the home. There are five bedrooms suites or four and a library, six renovated full bathrooms, and two powder rooms. The outdoor spaces total 887 square feet and include a south-facing garden and a terrace off the living room. In addition there is a Juliet balcony off the primary bathroom and potential for a roof garden. There are endless entertaining rooms including a grand salon, an incredible open kitchen and dining room with a two-story glass wall overlooking the enchanting garden, a 27’6” long living room with a wet bar, an entertainment room off the garden with a second wet bar, and on the top floor is a spectacular windowed basketball court/recreation room with 15’5 ceilings. Filled with original historical details, there are six wood burning fireplaces and plaster moldings. The mechanicals were all updated and include an elevator that goes to every floor, nine-zones of central air conditioning, brand-new roofs, and a repointed and sealed rear facade.
GARDEN FLOOR: Upon entering is the first bedroom suite; it has an en-suite bathroom as well as a bar area with a sink and a refrigerator, making it the perfect staff quarters or guest suite. In the rear with a wall of double height windows is the entertainment room with radiant heated floors, which opens into the 32-foot long garden overlooking the neighboring carriage houses on 69th Street. The floor also has the first of two powder rooms.
PARLOR FLOOR: With a separate entrance from the stoop, the stunning parlor floor features 12-foot ceilings and old-world detail. There is a grand salon in the front with a wood burning fireplace as well as a powder room. In the rear overlooking the garden is the kitchen and dining room which has a two-story wall of casement windows, the original restored oak paneling, and the second wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances from Subzero, Wolf, and Bosch.
THIRD FLOOR: Up a sweeping staircase and overlooking the garden is the grand living room which houses the third fireplace and has three sets of French doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the garden. In the front is the library or second bedroom suite which has the fourth fireplace and an en-suite bathroom. This floor has 10’9” ceilings.
FOURTH FLOOR: This floor houses the primary suite and has 10’3” ceilings. The primary bedroom has the fifth fireplace. There is a dressing area that is 26’6” long as well as a separate dressing room with hanging storage. In the rear, a whole room has been made into an enormous windowed primary bathroom with the sixth wood burning fireplace, two sinks, a walk-in shower, an oversized separate bathtub, and radiant heated floors.
FIFTH FLOOR: The fifth floor has 10’10” ceilings and two oversized bedroom suites, both with three large windows, excellent closet space, and a hallway bathroom.
SIXTH FLOOR: The top floor has 15’5” ceilings and houses the windowed basketball court/recreation room as well as a full bathroom. The elevator comes to this floor and there is potential for a roof terrace.
BASEMENT: There is a multi-purpose room that functions as both a home gym and laundry room with an LG washer and vented dryer. Additionally, there is a full bathroom, a workshop area, a cedar closet, a wine cellar, a storage room, and the mechanical and elevator rooms.