Grand and lavish, this limestone townhouse, on a highly coveted block known for its magnificent residences, is truly unparalleled. Built in 1879, this Adamesque home stands apart for its crisp, columned fa ade and mansard roof, as well as its one-of-a-kind gold and black grilled doors. Designed for luxurious living and the highest caliber entertaining, the six story residence sprawls over 8725 square feet and features an additional 700 square feet of outdoor space. A storied townhouse that has played host to luminaries from all industries, this once-in-a-lifetime offering awaits the most discerning buyer.
Entering the home through stately double doors, you are greeted by a regal, formal gallery. Under a large, Italian crystal chandelier and surrounded by gilded custom-paneling, the jaw-dropping entry sets the tone for this majestic townhouse. A powder room clad in silk damask wallpaper sits next to the gated elevator that services the entire home.
A sweeping, curved staircase ushers you up to the resplendent second floor, housing an entertaining level adorned with four chandeliers and ceiling heights of more than 10.5 feet. An opulent parlor flows seamlessly into a light-filled living room overlooking East 64th Street. With exceptional millwork and sumptuous fabrics, the living space boasts a gold-embossed marble fireplace and ornate crown moldings. The Versailles-inspired dining room features a floor-to-ceiling window that overlooks the interior private courtyard, as well as bespoke built-in cabinetry. The main kitchen sits tucked off the dining room, and features a full suite of appliances and storage.
Occupying the entire third floor, the primary suite consists of an enormous, south-facing bedroom graced by a meticulously restored mural, and a private terrace accessed through three sets of charming French doors. An ensuite bathroom clad in pink Onyx marble and gold hardware boasts a double sink, oversized soaking tub, mirrored vanity and separate water closet. Across the floor, a bold, exotic office swathed in leopard print boasts an Onyx and gold fireplace and sits next to an oversized walk-in closet.
The fourth floor is made up of three bedrooms. A spacious, warm, oak-paneled bedroom with ensuite bathroom flows into a chic dressing room. Two more bedrooms sit on the north side, overlooking the treetops of 64th Street, and share a large, full bathroom. The top floor features an enormous guest bedroom with a full ensuite bathroom, as well as two neighboring bedrooms that can be conjoined or used as staff rooms. A shared full bathroom and extra storage sit adjacent.
Rounding out the offerings of this incredible home are a first floor media room with adjacent kitchen and home office, as well as a garden and a huge basement with a contemporary Swedish sauna, laundry room and ample storage.
Perfectly poised in the landmarked Upper East Side Historic District, the block of East 64th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues is home to some of the most beautiful homes in Manhattan. With Central Park at your doorstep, and world-class restaurants, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and chic Madison Avenue shopping nearby, this is iconic Upper East Side living at its peak. 10 East 64th Street represents a rar