Located on one of the most desirable blocks in Manhattan and designed by preeminent architect James E. Ware in 1877, this beautiful four-story townhouse has been completely and impeccably renewed. While a wealth of the building’s superb architectural detail, such as handsome Eastlake-style wood paneling and original fireplaces, were painstakingly restored, virtually all mechanicals and systems, and much of the interior, have been replaced. Renowned AD100 interior designer Virginia Tupker spearheaded a thorough three-year total renovation and has ensured that every detail has been executed at the highest standard and with an understated yet richly luxurious result. The garden level features a custom built, eat-in Kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen opens seamlessly to the Dining Room which leads to a gracefully proportioned and entirely regraded Garden. There is also a comfortable Den/Media Room with a wood-burning fireplace. Wine Storage, a Powder Room, and multiple closets are conveniently accessible. Below, the finished Basement level includes a Laundry Room, very ample storage, and a robust AV system command center. The parlor level with its soaring high ceilings is a grand entertaining space and particularly recalls the past in its rich detail. The elegant Living Room features a wood burning fireplace with period mantle and over-mantle mirror. A balcony overlooks the peaceful garden and the townhouses. The welcoming, open Center Hall and the thoughtfully-designed private Library with impressive period double doors complete the main level. The private quarters extend across the third and fourth levels. The third floor includes two large Bedrooms, each with a wood burning fireplace and pretty outlooks, ample closets, and a shared oversized Bathroom with custom fixtures and tilework. Above, the top floor has been thoughtfully conceived to create an incredibly private and serene Primary Bedroom suite. The Bedroom benefits from a vast skylight that truly fills the space with light as well as a wood burning fireplace and views of the pretty townhouses of 64th Street. An enormous Bathroom, also with a wood burning fireplace, has been beautifully designed and includes a freestanding tub as well as a spa-like shower. There are also two custom-fitted very large closets to provide ample storage. Throughout, new hardwood floors, custom millwork, Venetian plaster, and a customized lighting system are underpinned by entirely new groundwork, including the roof, all plumbing and wiring, and a six-zone HVAC system. Restored and renewed, this lovely townhouse gem presents the rare combination of expertly restored period elegance and every convenience of contemporary luxury living.
Courtesy of Maria Bazo
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