About this property
225 East 48th Street is a meticulously renovated, luxurious 5 story townhouse with elevator on a quiet residential block. This 5 bedroom home has approximately 4,500 sf of interior living space* and over 1,000 sf of exterior space, comprised of a magnificent garden, two terraces, and a beautifully landscaped roof deck that was recently featured in the New York Times. This open, well-lit home features carefully-selected, hand-crafted materials and finishes, including white oak flooring, walnut cabinetry and millwork, bespoke eat-in kitchen and media room by Henrybuilt, marble bathrooms and counters, a Savant Pro home automation system, and motorized Lutron window treatments.
Originally built in 1867, this Italianate style home was thoroughly renovated in 2014. The house enjoys tranquil views of the adjacent historic Turtle Bay Gardens. Numerous Victorian-era period details were preserved and restored, including two arched marble fireplace mantels, restored brownstone façade, and ironwork. The nearly 11’ ceiling height on the parlor floor is complemented with a painstakingly-restored gilded pier mirror that is original to the house. An oversized skylight and large rear windows bring ample natural light into the home, while Zola triple-paned windows and frontage on a low-traffic street maintain a quiet, serene environment.
The house was expertly designed to be an ideal home for both large scale living and entertaining. The generously-proportioned floor plan features multiple rooms for entertaining, with an elegant wet bar centrally placed on the Parlor Floor and a service kitchen on the Ground Floor, to facilitate large dinner or cocktail parties. The bedrooms all include ample closet spaces with custom-made maple interiors, along with separate linen and pantry closets. The home features two separate laundry areas, on the Ground Floor and 4th floor.
If your lifestyle is one without the time for planning and supervising a complex, two-year renovation, then look no further than this move-in ready home – which brings together the best of townhouse living and luxuriously-featured new developments – in a convenient and tranquil Turtle Bay location.
Additional features of this home are the seamless incorporation of numerous smart home technologies, including motorized Lutron window shades and drape tracks, built-in speakers in 15 rooms and outdoor areas, and a Savant Pro home control system with Sonos and Autonomic music servers. The home automation system gives the homeowner complete app-based control over audio, video, lighting, window shades, climate control, security cameras and 24-zone alarm system, and door locks. The outdoor areas are equipped with timed landscape lighting and programmable, automated drip irrigation systems.
The home was renovated using passive house methods and practices, resulting in a highly environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient building. It is one of only two Energy Star rated residences in New York City. A Zehnder ventilation system provides constantly circulating, filtered fresh air, and a whisper-quiet Mitsubishi City Multi system provides cooling and heating.
*The home may also be available for rent. Please inquire if interested.
Listing Courtesy of Josh Doyle