Townhouse pick of the week

This townhouse in Murray Hill townhouse has five floors, three exposures, and its own elevator

It's big, bright, and in the heart of the city.

Douglas Elliman

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This five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath townhouse at 134 E. 36th Street in Murray Hill offers lots of space, light, and some nice extras.

Listed for $6.995 million, the house was built in 1940 and was recently renovated. The house is on a corner lot (at 36th and Lexington Avenue), providing exposure on three sides. The place has central air, radiant heat floors, Lutron lighting, built-in sound, an alarm system, and an elevator to ease the trips between the five floors. 

The 1,100 square foot ground floor includes a foyer, a family room, a library, and a half bath, and the second floor features formal living and dining spaces with 11-foot ceilings. 

A custom chef's kitchen is outfitted with a La Cornue range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, and cabinetry by Poggenpohl. 

Douglas Elliman

A media room on the third floor is equipped with a wet bar and wine cooler, and the entire fourth floor is dedicated to the master suite, which includes a five-piece master bath with white marble, custom lacquered cabinetry, and a soaking tub and steam shower. There's an enviable closet/dressing area as well. 

Additional living-the-good life features: views of the Chrysler building and a private terrace off of the second story. 

The listing says that the house provides a live/work opportunity, which we assume means that the zoning would allow for a commercial office in the house. The closest public transportation is the 6 at 33rd Street and Park Avenue, four blocks away. FDR Drive is close by, making trips out of the city by car a quick proposition. 


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