About this property
8 East 67th Street is a 22’ wide, Queen Anne-style townhouse designed in 1880 by architect James E. Ware. This elevatored, single-family residence underwent an extensive award-winning renovation completed in 2001 which recreated and restored the home’s original details and gracious ambiance. The high ceilings, elaborate moldings and sumptuous wood architectural details, abundant closets, and spectacular two-story library evoke Gilded Age luxury adapted for contemporary living.
Enter atop the stoop into the parlor floor of the home with nearly 14 foot ceilings. The entry hall is lined with wood-paneled closets and stained glass. French doors lead to a gracious living room with a bay window. The rear of the parlor floor showcases the majestic mahogany-paneled library with its curved and wrought iron-railed balcony, and a large carved granite mantlepiece surrounding the gas fireplace. A bookcase conceals the door to a private office. There are additional closets and a powder room.
Ride the elevator or walk up the paneled staircase to the next floor, with its oval formal dining room with a tapestry-inspired mural. Adjacent to this dining room is the more casual family dining area that leads into a spacious kitchen with ample cabinetry and granite counters. The front half of this floor contains the family/media room with 11-foot ceilings and a beautiful bay window that looks out to the historic limestone townhouses that line the block. There is a butler’s pantry with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, easily converted to a quiet study. A powder room with English tiles completes the third floor.
The front half of the fourth floor houses the primary suite with a full bathroom including a large soaking tub and stall shower, a powder room, built-in cabinetry, and a large walk-in closet. The rear of the floor contains a large bedroom with a play loft, extensive built-in cabinetry, and an ensuite bathroom, also with a deep soaking tub and stall shower. There are several large linen and utility closets in the hall.
The fifth-floor front contains a large flex room used by the current owners as an art studio and workshop with ceilings over 12 feet high and grand windows. Adjacent to this studio is a small bedroom with an ensuite full bathroom which can be easily opened to the studio to create a room the full width of the house. In the center of this floor is the laundry room with large vented appliances. The rear of the top floor contains a large sunny additional bedroom with an adjoining small office and a full ensuite bathroom.
The garden level of this home is accessed from the main staircase or from the house’s service entrance through the bluestone patio under the stoop. This ground floor is currently configured for use as a guest or employee apartment with an ensuite bathroom in the front bedroom, a central service kitchen, and a large rear casual living space with a wall of glass doors leading to the rear patio and south-facing garden, including a gas grill. There are ample closets in the rear leading to the guest powder room.
The building’s full cellar contains mechanicals and storage. Easy roof access is provided by an internal staircase.
Listing Courtesy of Jed Garfield, Thomas Wexler, Caylyn Sullivan, Will Bienstock