OPULENT DUPLEX OVERLOOKING THE EAST RIVER
This 5 bed - 5 bath - 2 powder, jewel box duplex at the historic 10 Gracie Square features unobstructed, direct East River views, 3 wood-burning fireplaces, a chef's kitchen, and a stunning Library that opens to a small terrace area with endless South, East, and North vistas. The wood-panelled Library connects to a wet bar and guest bathroom for easy access when entertaining. The formal dining room, showcasing classically-installed, movable parchment panels, can accommodate seating for 20, and is conveniently located off of the butler's pantry that functions well as a service station or laundry area. The professional kitchen includes an eat-in area for less formal dining, and houses an abundance of custom-designed cabinets and closets for maximum storage and professional-grade appliances. The first floor offers dramatic and grandiose spaces for entertainment, nearly 11' ceilings that majestically capture the magnificence of the East River and sweeping skyline.
The home's private elevator vestibule, with shagreen walls and stone floor, sets the tone for the spacious and elegant main gallery that leads to the main staircase. The well-appointed 5 bedrooms on the second floor are all accessed from the upstair's hallway and all come with ensuite baths to ensure maximum privacy. The wood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom provides a special feature to this gracious and serene space. Currently, one of the five bedrooms is used as an adjoining office space, but can easily be converted to its original assignment. The ample upstairs hallway, with linen and utility closets, is accessed by a front and smaller back staircase that leads to the butler's pantry. A 9' X 12' storage unit is also included with the offering.
10 Gracie Square is one of the most pre-eminent co-op buildings in New York, and the largest of the three buildings that comprise Gracie Square. In 1929, a development group led by John Drummond Kennedy hired the architectural firms of Van Wart & Wein and Pleasants Pennington & Albert W. Lewis to create the design for the exterior of the building which eventually earned it a spot in Tom Wolfe's 42 Good Buildings in New York City. Historically, it has been home to some of New York's high society such as Gloria Vanderbuilt, conductor Andre Kostelanetz, critic Alexander Woollcott and publishers John Fairchild and Horace Havemeyer III, not to mention past and present Wall Street gurus, socialites, ambassadors, diplomats, and even the former First Lady of China.
Amenities include a squash court, storage rooms, and a private gated driveway, with plans to add additional spaces for amenities to bring the building more in line with the demands of the current market
It is located at the river end of Gracie Square, opposite Carl Schurz Park and near the Chapin and Brearley Schools
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Listing ID 2763094
Move right into this newly renovated Nineteenth Century single-family brownstone located in one of the most desirable blocks in the Upper East Side, across the street from storied Plaza Athenee Hotel, and steps from Central Park.Built c. 1881 and standing at 5 stories plus cellar, this approx....
Listing ID 2523365
Listing Agent: Jordan Shea
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 26 West 17th St
Office Phone: 212.645.4040
Updated: 20th September, 2017 9:42 PM.
10 Gracie Square New York, NY