Upon entering this spectacular home it is immediately apparent that the space embodies love, talent, light and warmth. Rich with historical detail and nuance this extraordinary home, fabulously designed by Nate Berkus, exceeds the expectations of the most discerning taste. Located in The Marquand, a New York City landmark, you will enjoy the prestige of living in the height of UES elegance with the comforts of every modern convenience artistically designed down to the smallest detail.
The elegantly appointed contemporary interiors feature rich oak flooring, soaring 10' ceilings, and ample oversized double-paned wood casement windows with North, South, East and West exposures. Currently configured with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and one powder room; you have the flexibility to convert the library into a sixth bedroom, should you desire. A sophisticated Savant home system controls TV, music, lighting, automated solar shades, central air/heat and video surveillance over each entrance.
A private elevator opens to the elegant entry foyer featuring iron doors with beautifully antiqued mirrors, allowing you to close off private areas from public ones. An adjacent custom "Parquet de Versailles" pattern wood paneled gallery, as originally conceived by Shelton Mindel, leads to the gracious corner living room with wood burning fireplace, handsomely dressed in an antique mantle, and double chandeliers over the dining table.
Three oversized windows, including two enormous bay windows, flood the space with ambient light and offer quintessential views of Madison Avenue and picturesque 68th Street. The corner family room, also with a wood-burning fireplace is upholstered with Loro Piana cashmere walls and drapes and Cole & Sons wallpapered ceiling, offers multiple exposures and an oversized bay window and flows seamlessly into the home's elegant library, while the gracious family room adjoins the open eat-in contemporary chef's kitchen featuring a center island with double wine refrigerators, Bulthaup cabinetry, appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Gaggenau, and eastern exposures letting in warm morning light.
The master suite offers a sprawling master bedroom with multiple exposures, abundant citi-quiet windows including an oversized east-facing bay window, a fully customized oversized his & hers dressing rooms with Brown safes, a wet bar with a small refrigerator and a windowed master bath with onyx stone walls, double vanities, soaking tub, and separate glass shower.
Four additional bedrooms, including one with a bay window, are grandly scaled and each with their own unique design. Additionally, the home features a breathtaking powder, a separate service entrance and a full-size washer and vented dryer complete the residence.
The Marquand, a Beaux-Arts Revival style building built in 1913, has been carefully restored and modernized by the award-winning architectural firms of Shelton, Mindel & Associates and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects. Service and amenities include 24-hour doorman and concierge, live-in Super Intendant, fitness center with on-site personal trainer, kids' lounge, refrigerated storage for Fresh Direct/floral deliveries in the building and storage rooms available for purchase, building garage is one block away, Central Park is half a block away and 68th St subway is two blocks away.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 690 Washington
Office Phone: 212.352.3400
Listing Agent: Holly Parker
Updated: 19th September, 2019 6:13 AM.
11 East 68th St New York, NY