140 East 65th Street is an exquisitely renovated 20'-wide house with 18 rooms, 5-7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, paneled elevator and approximately 7,000 interior square feet on 6 levels. This sun-drenched house also has south-facing outdoor spaces on 4 levels comprising over 900 square feet, including a magnificent landscaped garden and a large top-floor terrace fully equipped with outdoor kitchen, fire pit and motorized awning.
The Garden Floor has an exceptionally large kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the exquisite Japanese Garden designed by the Curator of Japanese Gardens at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Flanked by floor to ceiling windows on the North and South ends, the Second Floor has high ceilings and three expansive rooms, including a gleaming marble Conservatory. The Master Suite encompasses the entire third floor with thoughtfully designed built-in cabinetry throughout, creating a convenient personal living space. The Fourth and Fifth Floors currently include three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a paneled Library, a sunny Solarium and a fabulous Terrace. All the finishes and fixtures of this warm and inviting home are of the highest quality, including custom designed cabinetry on all floors, 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.
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 Treaner & Fatio, prominent architects who created the adjacent 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.
This house is located on a quiet and charming tree-lined townhouse block very near shops, stores, parking garages, the 4,5,6, N, Q, R, W, F subway lines and the M66 crosstown bus, providing easy and quick access to all parts of the city. We invite you to experience this exceptional house in person.
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Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 575 Madison Ave
Office Phone: 212.891.7000
Listing Agent: George Vanderploeg
Updated: 23rd June, 2018 12:15 PM.
140 East 65th St New York, NY