$12,950,000
Updated 5 years ago
Off Market

251 East 61st Street

Upper East Side, Manhattan | Third Ave & Second Ave

15 Rooms5 Beds6.5 Baths6,047 Square FeetSingle Family

$12,950,000
floors / apts4 / 1
Lot Size19'5"x100'
Built Size19'5"x34'
ZoneC2-8
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$65,109
Price Per SF
$2,142

Listing Features

  • Original Details
  • Gas Fireplace
  • WBFP
  • Unknown AC Type

Outdoor space and views

  • Terrace
  • City Views

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Alarm System
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Sauna
  • Sprinkler System

Property Description for 251 East 61st Street

A truly one-of-a-kind townhouse WITH ATTACHED CARRIAGE HOUSE and gorgeous courtyard. Graced with an eclectic collection of premiere finishes and amenities, this 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home is a paragon of urban luxury and design. Features of this 6,047 sq. ft. residence include an elegant limestone fac¸ade, gorgeous hardwood floors, a blend of floor-to-ceiling and casement windows on every floor, a convenient laundry room, elevator access on every level, a pair of manicured outdoor spaces, integrated smart home technology, a back-up generator, and an incredibly restored 1,220 sq. ft. coach house complete with its own kitchen, bathrooms, living space, and a clandestine underground entrance.

Beyond a formal entryway, the garden floor of the home flows into a luminous kitchen and dining area. The dining space is serviced by a wet bar and a powder room, and has easy access to a limestone courtyard fully equipped with a gas grill, a refrigerator, a sink, lighting, and speakers. The Poliform kitchen boasts an eat-in peninsula, sleek countertops, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances. The second floor contains a floor-through living and entertaining space as well as a gargantuan gas fireplace augmented with a remarkable stone surround and a chic light well.

The third floor is split between a family room, a powder room, and a spacious bedroom with a private closet and full en-suite bathroom. A pair of bedrooms with charming built-ins and pristine en-suite bathrooms occupy the fourth floor, while the fifth floor is dedicated entirely to a tranquil master suite that possesses an entire wall of custom closets and a windowed en-suite with dual vanity sinks, a massive walk-in shower, and a free-standing soaking tub. The rooftop deck has integrated Sonos speakers and commanding views of the surrounding neighborhood.

The cellar contains a laundry room, a 150-bottle wine room, custom closets, plumbing for another bathroom, and a passageway that leads to a two-story coach house. The lower level of the coach house features an open-concept Poliform kitchen and dining area that opens into the courtyard, a powder room, and a sky-lit double-height living room with custom closets and a wood-burning fireplace. The upper level contains a huge bedroom with an immense en-suite bathroom.

Situated in the heart of the Upper East Side, 251 East 61st is just steps away from a number of restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars. It is just two blocks from Bloomingdales and is a short walk to Central Park. Nearby subway lines include the 4/5/6/N/Q/R/W/F. 10,000 sq. ft. of air rights are included.

Listing History for 251 East 61st Street

Now
01/10/2019
POM by Ricardo Espinoza
Nest Seekers International
2019

Building Details for 251 East 61st Street

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
AgePre-War
AccessWalk-up
Year Built1900
Floors/Apts4/1
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

Lexington Av/59 St
0.15 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.17 miles
59 St
0.18 miles
68 St-Hunter College
0.4 miles
Lexington Av/53 St
0.42 miles

Citi Bike

3 Ave & E 62 St
0.06 miles
E 63 St & 3 Ave
0.1 miles

Contact Agents

Contact Agents

Ricardo Espinoza
Nest Seekers International
Kevin Cargon
Nest Seekers International
Ryan Serhant
Nest Seekers International

Upper East Side | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Exuding a cosmopolitan, refined air that is reminiscent of Paris or other European cities, the Upper East Side (the UES, to local cognoscenti) has a reputation as being a bastion of wealth and privilege. Even though it was built by American “royalty” families like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Carnegies and Rockefellers, whose elaborate mansions once anchored Fifth Avenue, there are affordable housing options throughout the neighborhood. The further east you move, away from Central Park and the more commercial avenues, the more likely you are to find quiet, tree-lined streets with historic townhouses and brownstones. Keep your eye out for reasonably priced apartments in pre-war low-rise and even a few high-rise buildings.

With abundant, beautifully landscaped green spaces, including the oasis of Central Park acting like a backyard, the area is quiet and lushly green. You can relax and unwind in John Jay Park, Carl Schurz Park or take a stroll along the East River Promenade. The whole neighborhood seems isolated from the workaday chaos of the city at large. Add to that the history of the neighborhood and the abundance of cultural institutions, and you have a uniquely welcoming neighborhood.

Known for its abundance of high-end retail shopping, especially on Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side is host to the Barneys New York flagship department store. Here you can find upscale goods, fashion and home decor items. You will also find the edgy runway-inspired Alexander McQueen collections. If you are dying to treat your feet to red-soled opulence, be sure to visit the Christian Louboutin boutique. These are only a small sampling of this high-end shopper’s paradise that features everything from designer boutiques that offer the ultimate in haute couture to resale shops where you can find last season’s best on sale at hefty discounts .

There are many unique dining experiences, from fine dining to the casual bite-on-the-go, awaiting you in the UES. Sushi is going through a renaissance in the city, and the best omakase-style sushi can be found at Sasabune on E 73rd Street. Omakase sushi means that you leave the choice of ingredients, preparation method and presentation to the chef. Elegant French cuisine can be experienced at JoJo, E 64th Street, housed in gorgeous townhouse. Just for fun, visit the Lexington Candy Shop on Lexington Avenue, to get a taste of an old-fashioned soda fountain.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 30678TH