Townhouse pick of the week

This landmarked UES townhouse is easy on the eyes

By Alanna Schubach | October 25, 2017 - 1:00PM 

Built in 1860, the house looks sun-drenched and impeccably preserved.


The Gilded Age feels alive and well in this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath townhouse, one of five attached brick homes on East 78th Street between Third and Lexington avenues. Built in 1861, all five are city landmarks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making this a rare listing that should appeal to history buffs with deep pockets.

The house is listed by Stribling for $9.25 million. It comes with a yard and a terrace, as well as plentiful prewar details. 

On the ground floor, the living room (see top image) has two working fireplaces and large windows with views onto the leafy, residential block. At the opposite end of the ground floor is a bright, roomy library.

The eat-in kitchen also looks sunny, and seems to be equipped with a fair amount of counter and storage space. The large adjacent dining room, which has another fireplace, opens directly onto the backyard. 

The master suite occupies the set-back fourth floor and comes with a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom, and a private terrace.

The other three bedrooms are on the third floor. Judging from the floor plan, two of them are rather narrow. The larger of the three is currently configured as an office space and you'll find two more bathrooms on this level as well.

The terrace has built-in seating and looks recently renovated, with lovely views of the neighboring townhouses, and the backyard offers a slice of greenery with room for outdoor dining.

The floor plan reveals a basement with a playroom, laundry room with washer and dryer, an additional bathrom, and storage space. 


Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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