About this property
Welcome to 8 East 63rd, an exceptional 25’ wide townhouse located on a tree lined street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue- along with the most exquisite real estate in New York City. This 10,000 sq. ft and 9 bedroom home features three private terraces, an elevator, 11’7 ceilings, 6 fireplaces, and so much more. The home encases two duplex apartments which are separate except through the main stairwell.
Upon entering is the ground floor gallery and a square formal staircase which stems through the rest of the home. Beyond the parlor entrance is a living room, dining room, powder room, and windowed kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with Wolf appliances, a Bosch dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator, and a terrace. There are rear stairs off the kitchen to two maids rooms with full baths, laundry room, and a garden. The second level has three bedrooms with ensuite full baths and a sauna. This spectacular home has an intercom system on each floor, central A/C, LED lighting, and decorative fireplaces. This unit is approximately 4,900 interior square feet and 500 square feet of terrace space.
Moving upstairs via the main hallway, the first apartment’s stairwell, or elevator is the next duplex’s foyer, and then a grand living room, dining room, windowed eat-in kitchen, laundry room, bedroom, bath and powder room. A sweeping staircase leads to the second level which has a master bedroom with en-suite bath and terrace, and two additional bedrooms/ two bathrooms. This sophisticated home has European charm, elaborate details and high ceilings. This unit is approximately 3,300 interior square feet and 600 square feet of terrace space.
This one-of-a-kind property was designed by distinguished architect CPH Gilbert in 1878. Gilbert built the townhouse for his client Joseph Hodges Choate- an acclaimed lawyer and salesman- to mirror an 18th century English townhouse. Erected in the finest location, the brick facade boasts limestone trim and an elegant three-story rounded bay. The city block is famous for its limestone facades in the Beaux-arts and Italian Renaissance palazzo styles. Neighboring homes constructed by the great townhouse architects, CPH Gilbert, John. H Duncan, and D & J Jardine for high-profile residents such as Woolworth, Bloomingdale, Brokaw, and Oscar Hammerstein. Planted in the most coveted area in all of Manhattan, the home offers a world-class Upper East Side lifestyle. A few doors from Central Park, fine private schools, first-rate museums, Madison Avenue shopping, and elite dining.
Listing courtesy of Ronita Kalra and Nancy Shehadeh