Located on a quiet and charming townhouse block and adjacent to the David Rockefeller mansion, this exquisitely renovated 20'-wide house with 18 rooms and paneled elevator has approximately 7,000 interior square feet on 6 levels and 900 exterior square feet on 4 levels. It is the antithesis of the familiar, plain-vanilla, cookie-cutter developer spec house. No detail has been overlooked by the owner, a discerning collector and connoisseur, to create a magnificent and enduring classic home. Independently valued at over $15,000,000, this property is competitively priced at $12,500,000 or $1,786 per square foot.
All of the finishes and fixtures of this warm and inviting home are of the highest quality including custom designed and hand painted Gracie wallpapers, Venetian plaster walls, Chesney marble mantels and rose quartz gemstone insets and drawer pulls in the master suite. There are a total of 6 working fireplaces and 6.5 baths.
The house was originally constructed in 1870-71 as one of seven Italianate-style brownstone row houses. In 1925 the house was recreated in the Colonial Revival style by the leading architectural firm of Treaner & Fatio which had altered the adjacent Iselin mansion (now the David and Peggy Rockefeller mansion) in 1924 using the same style. In addition to the Rockefellers, other prominent people who have made their home on this block include Richard Nixon and Tennessee Williams.
One enters the garden floor from a landscaped courtyard surrounded by a tall iron security fence with a keyed gate into an elegant vestibule. The garden floor has 3 principal rooms: a comfortable sitting room paneled in warm French oak with wood-burning fireplace, a gleaming and spacious professional kitchen with reclaimed wide-board country pine floors and a charming breakfast room overlooking the exquisite south-facing Japanese Hill and Pond Design Garden. One of the finest private gardens in Manhattan, it was designed by the Curator of Japanese Gardens at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The garden floor includes a nonpareil powder room and a large coat room with custom oak cabinetry.
Via the elegant curving staircase or the paneled elevator one arrives on the second floor, a true piano nobile with 3 large connecting rooms and 12' ceilings. The formal dining room has a fireplace with marble Chesney mantel, plaster moldings, built-in china cabinets and silver drawers. The dining room easily seats 10 people and there is a well-appointed butler's pantry with a large automated dumb waiter to the kitchen and basement. The elegant living room has a wood-burning fireplace with Chesney marble mantel and beautifully restored plaster moldings. The sun-flooded conservatory has marble walls, antique marble pilasters, a Romanesque arched ceiling and a lion's head limestone wall fountain. French doors open to a Juliet balcony overlooking the Japanese Garden.
The third floor is a massive 1,250 square foot master suite consisting of master bedroom, sitting room/office, 2 master baths and 2 dressing rooms. The master baths feature Tea Rose and Thassos white marble, Bianco and Nero Carrara marble, Lefroy Brooks hardware and a beautifully restored period gas fireplace. The dressing rooms feature custom walnut cabinetry. The quiet master bedroom has a gas fireplace with marble mantel and the adjacent, sunny sitting room/office has custom built-in desk, file cabinets and shelving.
The fourth floor includes a second master suite with sitting room and dressing room, 2 full baths, a guest bedroom and Wedgewood-blue paneled library with fireplace, both with access to a sunny brick terrace overlooking the surrounding gardens.
The fifth floor features a large sunny meditation/yoga/exercise room, also useable as a bedroom, leading through French doors to a large south-facing dining terrace with gas grill/outdoor kitchen, retractable electric awning and breathtaking treetop and skyline views. Also included is a charming north-facing greenhouse/solarium with glass ceiling, electric shades, terrace and bathroom.
This magnificent home is available for occupancy in 2017. Call now for your private tour.
Brand new, triple-mint nine-room residence in newly reimagined Carlton House perfectly set along Madison Avenue.This sprawling 4,060 sq. ft. home features four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, library (potential fifth bedroom), formal dining room, expansive windowed eat-in-kitchen with...
Listing ID 2920113
Listing Agent: George Vanderploeg
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 575 Madison Ave
Office Phone: 212.891.7000
Updated: 21st February, 2018 8:25 AM.
140 East 65th St New York, NY