172 East 71st Street

New York, NY, 10021


 - For Sale
6 Beds
8 Baths
Built 1867
This Pristine and Glorious “Circa 1915” Townhouse was built on the same beautiful tree lined block where “Breakfast at Tiffany”, with Audrey Hepburn, was filmed. The street is filled with elegant Townhomes, wide sidewalks and alluring details encountered in the different buildings’ architectural master pieces. The house went through a total gut renovation and restauration by SMI-Steve Mark construction. The direction was successfully executed to keep and restore the ornate, original details from a different era and to bring the home onto the 21st-century. The impeccable and detailed work done to the residence, turned it into a sophisticated and contemporary single-family house with 6 bedrooms,1 office and 7 and ½ bathrooms. The ceiling heights up to 12-feet coupled with the modern and spacious amenities make this house the ideal place for comfortable New York City living. The private stoop on 71st Street will take you to a luminous parlor floor dominated by a dramatic half-spiral staircase, New Reclaimed Antique Herringbone Oak Wood Floors brought in from France, beautiful moldings, majestic Italianate-style coffered ceilings and its remarkable height of 12-feet. You first enter an elegant entry foyer; from there, the door opens into a majestic Gallery room with large walls, ideal for beautiful Art. The Wide Open Loftlike space leads you to a Contemporary Kitchen equipped with top of the line appliances, marble countertops and waterfall center island, making this a luxurious central piece for all your social gatherings. From there, you are taken to the grand Living Room featuring large walls and a beautiful wood burning fireplace. There is also an elegant powder room located on this floor. Adjacent to the living room, there is a bright, fabulous new “Steel and Glass” enclosed dining room facing the garden and sky, ideal for great entertaining. Through the dining room glass doors, you will access an outdoor terrace that overlooks and leads you to the Private Garden through a spiral staircase. On the second floor, you’ll find amazing features such as 10’6” ceilings and a sprawling en-suite primary bedroom with two oversized windows overlooking picturesque tree lined 71st Street. The luxurious bathroom has radiant floors, dual vanity, dual showers and high-end finishes. On the south side of the floor, you will find a large 2nd en-suite Bedroom/Library with southern views overlooking the garden. The third floor of the residence features 9’3” foot ceilings, two generous bedrooms, one of them with a beautiful exposed brick wall, 2 full bathrooms, one of them en-suite, a giant walk-in closet, and a laundry room. The garden level of the house offers new floors, 2 additional en-suite bedrooms, an office with a bathroom and a small gym. The largest bedroom, with direct access to the garden, could also be used as a media room. This floor has a separate street entrance and can be used as an office. The garden itself has mature trees and greeneries, it is a perfect place to relax under the sky and enjoy meals cooked on the designated gas line Barbeque Grill. The basement holds plenty of storage space, a 2nd extra-large laundry room, and it is an ideal space for a wine cellar. This stunning 16.67’ wide brownstone presently has about 3,750 SqFt of interior space. There is additional living space of about 1,500 SqFt. including the terrace, garden, patio, and cellar for a total of approximately 5,250 SqFt. To top it all off, there is an additional 2,946 sqft of air rights. This home could accommodate a total of 6,696 sqft of interior space for a total of 8,196 sqft between indoor and outdoor space. This house’s gut renovation included the installation of all new systems such as plumbing, electric, alarm system, HVAC and metal security gates in rear of the garden and parlor levels. This is a spectacular townhouse; not to be missed. Please contact us for an appt.
Sotheby’s International Realty®
The Stein Team

Interior Features

Kitchen Features
Granite Countertops
Total Bedrooms
Full Bathrooms
Half Bathrooms
Interior Features
Wine Cellar
Floor Description
Central A/C, A/C

Exterior/Building Features

Exterior Features
Guest House, BBQ, Gardens, Courtyard, Balcony / Lanai, Deck, Terrace, Patio
Architectural Style

Other Property Details


Courtesy of Harry Nasser

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Sotheby’s International Realty®
The Stein Team