Buy your luxury penthouse apartment and own the entire townhouse! Call for details. First time on the market in almost 50 years! This exquisite Landmark Elevator Townhouse also known as The Piscator House, is in excellent condition with over 2,000 sqft of beautiful private outdoor space. This extraordinary opportunity allows the purchaser to live with generous income or combine into a spectacular single family home.Endless possibilites await with grand proportions and great light.The property located at 17 East 76th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues is known as the Piscator House after playwright and director Erwin Piscator spent many years here and was with Berthold Brecht the founder of the “Epic theater”. The property is located on a tree lined block considered one of the three most attractive blocks in the city, lined with limestone mansions on both sides. Built in 1898, the building was one of six limestone and brick mansions developed together at the time. The property is a 5 story building situated on a 20’2’ x 102’ plot. There are 5 fully renovated units consisting of 2 Jr.2-bedroom, 1 2-bedroom, 1 professional/residential office on the parlor floor and a professional/residential ground floor Duplex office with its own street entrance and rear garden yard. All floors have been gut-renovated and fitted with new bathrooms and wet bar/kitchen areas. The cellar is usable as a full floor and part of Ground floor duplex. All apartments have central air conditioning with the building having six independent zones. Roof areas have been redone within past five years. There are landmark approved thermo pane windows fitted with Ultraviolet and infrared protection film. It has a Liftovator cab driven by a state-of-the-art Swiss Bucher hydraulic elevator system and Motion Control Engineering controller. It runs at 100 feet per minute and has a 1,000- pound capacity. Front and Rear facades have been cleaned and re pointed. The Front Steps and stone parapet were redone in June 2021. There are six relined wood burning fireplaces. Hot water is provided through two independent Gas burners providing full redundancy with adequate water capacity and recovery. An Electric Hot water Boiler was also installed in 2021 for gas redundancy. There is 24/7 water circulating system allowing for instant hot water everywhere. The building has a professional Water filtering and self flushing purifying system installed in 2019. New Gas lines and new Sprinkler lines were brought into the building from the street in 2021. The heating plant is a gas driven Thatcher Boiler providing forced air to the building. In 2021 Boiler Chimney exhaust was cleaned as part of the Boiler room and Gas boiler upgrqades to the new NYHPD Code in 2022. Can easily be opened for use as a single family home. There are four terraces and garden areas. One in the rear yard, one on the fourth-floor rear, one on the fifth-floor front – a landscaped Japanese garden published in AD, as well as in many publications and books. There is also a terrace on the sixth floor landscaped with a dining area and covered sitting area. A 2019 Seidle Telephone intercom, camera and access system provides safe access from any builidng phone. All units are fully alarmed tied into private security firms and common building areas and have wired fire detection systems tied into security company and the Fire Department. This property is not subject to Rent Control or Rent Stabilization regulations and rents are free to increase based on market conditions. All leases have 6-month cancellation clauses upon signature of a contract of sale. House can be DELIVERED VACANT or Fully or Partly Tenanted. LIVE WITH INCOME. All leases are residential leases. Work Live permitted. All leases increase 3.8% per year. All tenants have similar lease termination clauses.
Real Estate Taxes
20' x 102.17' (78' deep)
Private Outdoor Space BUILDING AMENITIES LISTING AMENITIES Central Air City View Fireplace: Wood Garden View Skyline View OUTDOOR SPACE Garden Private Roof Deck Terrace
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