Townhouse pick of the week

Embrace old-school Upper East Side grandeur in this historic townhouse—with its own garage

By Virginia K. Smith | June 28, 2017 - 8:59AM 

When it comes to the townhouse market these days, the trend is to create at least one separate residential unit, the better to entice buyers with the potential to generate easy rental income. But if you want the full, ultra-luxe experience of a classic, single-family townhouse (and happen to have $13.5 million to spend), look no further than this red brick and black marble home on the Upper East Side.

The four-bedroom, 4.5-bath property is 18.75' wide, and a total of 4,138 square feet, including a curb-cut and an easily accessible garage:

Located in the Upper East Side's Treadwell Historic Farm District, the home is set up for formal entertaining, with entrance through a grand foyer into a spacious living room, with a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors imported from Versailles (!!), and curved bay windows, which in turn look out onto the 500 square foot garden in the backyard:

On the second level, there's an eat-in kitchen, as well as a maid's room (with its own staircase and service entrance), along with a formal dining room, which leads through glass double doors out onto a dining terrace that overlooks the backyard. (The kitchen isn't pictured—and neither are any of the bathrooms—so you'll certainly want to investigate their condition in-person, especially in a home this old.)

The third floor features a master suite (complete with its own balcony, wood-burning fireplace, seven closets, and a master bathroom with double sinks), as well as a wood-paneled library. There are two more bedroom suites on the fourth floor, as well as space for a home office or gym—as well as a rooftop terrace—on the top level:

Given that there are relatively few pictures of the space, we're guessing that any new owner will want to do some renovations. But for a buyer with a passion for historical restoration, it could be a match made in real estate heaven.



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