Move-in ready and gorgeously renovated, this ~8,300-square-foot (interior and exterior) brownstone is—at ~20 feet wide, six stories tall (plus a finished basement) and five bedrooms—impressively spacious and exudes a style that is chic and never precious. It’s a home that welcomes both sophisticated entertaining and fun, casual gatherings of friends and family. There are three outdoor spaces, including a sunny, south-facing landscaped and irrigated garden. Crowning this very special home is a sun-flooded basketball/sports court and putting green to practice your short game. The light throughout is exquisite, highlighted by the rear facade’s double height glass casement windows. Numerous original details have been lovingly retained and restored, among them six wood-burning fireplaces, timeless plaster moldings and handsome oak paneling. An elevator links all seven levels—including the finished basement. Lofty ceilings and plentiful windows create an ambience of airiness and light. All six full baths have been stylishly renovated as have the two powder rooms. Nine zone CAC. Garden Level: -En suite guest/staff bedroom -Sun-flooded family room with double-height ceiling & radiant heated floors opens to the garden & patio where surrounding walls and fencing create privacy -Exquisite, south-facing 32-ft long landscaped, irrigated garden -Powder room Parlor Floor: -Front stoop -Grand entry gallery with WBF -Eat-in kitchen with restored oak paneling, WBF & Sub-Zero, Wolf & Bosch appliances -Kitchen overlooks two story wall of stunning casement windows -Dramatic, sweeping staircase -Powder room -11’7” coffered ceilings Third Floor: -Sunny, south-facing living room with wet bar & WBF -Trio of french doors open to terrace overlooking the garden -En suite bedroom/library with WBF & views to gorgeous East 70th Street. -10’9”ceilings Fourth Floor: -Owner’s suite has extensive custom cabinetry, dressing room, WBF -Primary bathroom has radiant-heated floors, soaking tub, walk-in shower, double sinks and Juliet balcony overlooking the garden -10’3” ceilings Fifth Floor: -Two large bedroom suites -Extensive storage/closet space -Hall bathroom -10’ ceilings Sixth Floor: -Basketball/Sports Court -Putting Green -Full bathroom -Serviced by elevator -Potential for roof terrace -15’5” ceilings Basement: -LG washer & vented dryer -Full bathroom -Wine Cellar -Work out area -Workshop -Cedar closet -Storage -Elevator & mechanical rooms -7’7” Ceilings Manhattan brownstones have been an elemental part of the city’s architectural identity since the 19th century. With their generous space, privacy, and aesthetic beauty, they remain some of New York’s most coveted residences, and 164 E 70th, on one of the Upper East Side’s most beautiful streets, is no exception. Also offered for rent for $39,750/month, unfurnished.
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