Property TypeBuilding Sale
Property Sub TypeTownhouse
MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! THIS TOWNHOUSE IS GOING FAST
"Make It Fabulous"
Originally constructed in 1899, this elegant single-family townhouse includes several paneled rooms, six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, five half-baths, five working fireplaces, an elevator and over 5,400 sq. ft. of space, not including the lower level. The south-facing rear façade is glass, which fills every floor with abundant sunshine. The building was redesigned by the Architectural Digest architect William Georges, and featured in his book “Make it Fabulous”.
This home has multiple outdoor spaces - including a finely landscaped garden, a terrace with city views and a finished roof garden.
The front façade is brick, styled after early Williamsburg, starting with the fully-landscaped front garden and pedimented main entrance. This leads into a unique oval main hallway. From there, while standing at the base of the winding staircase, one can see through an arched doorway straight through the bright garden room and into the sun-filled garden. The garden room utilizes a removable wall which provides a full-width glass room suitable for informal entertaining. Just outside the glass wall, the garden is currently set with a table for outdoor dining.
There is a full-size, modern, windowed eat-in kitchen with a separate front entrance. A back hallway connects directly from the kitchen to the garden room.
From the winding maple-treaded staircase, the parlor/second floor level is ideal for entertaining, with its architecturally detailed rooms. The floors of this level as well of those of the first floor are teak. In the front there is a paneled room which could be used as a dining room, with full access to service stairs that lead to the kitchen, or used as a home office. In the south-facing rear, the living room includes built-in paneled shelves and leads towards an adjacent sunroom with floor-to-ceiling glass and access to the garden below.
The third floor features a Renaissance-inspired master bedroom that includes multiple walk-in closets and a full-glass private sitting room. This bedroom includes an en-suite marble bathroom with abundant extra features. The front room is outfitted as a library with wet bar and could be used as an additional bedroom.
The fourth floor has two additional bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. The rear bedroom includes French doors that lead to another brilliant sunroom.
The fifth floor, which could be used as a guest or staff suite, includes two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a small kitchen with washer-dryer, and a living/dining area with French doors leading to an open terrace with retractable awning which overlooks the garden and towards adjacent townhomes. There is a large skylight over much of the suite. Stairs lead to the roof deck with a peaceful planted garden with city views.
From the first floor, carpeted mahogany stairs lead gracefully to a full-height lower level. A porcelain floor leads first past the doors to the home laundry facilities and a brick-lined wine cellar, then past an office with a full bath and then to a brightly sunlit rear room suitable for a full-sized home gym or used for a home office/business.
A small elevator connects from the lower laundry/office/gym level all the way to the fifth floor.
This house is both spacious and compact. Its construction is so tight that a party could be occurring in one area and not even be heard in another.
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240 E 68TH ST House
Unit Washer Dryer
Washer Dryer Allowed