Updated 7 years ago
Off Market

160 East 83rd Street

Upper East Side, Manhattan | Lexington Ave & Third Ave

12 Rooms5 Beds6 Baths8,000 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size18'5"x122'
Built Size18'5"x83'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$89,701
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Spiral Staircase

Outdoor space and views

  • Townhouse Views

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Basketball Court
  • Courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Garden

Property Description for 160 East 83rd Street

Imbued with an abundance of natural light, this thoughtfully renovated, five-story, 8,000 square foot townhouse elegantly unfurls in a string of generously-sized rooms and cozy nooks around a gorgeous spiral staircase crowned with a neck-craning oculus. And though the home’s polished facade suggests the narrow quarters typical of New York City townhouses, this home is anything but. Hidden behind its amalgamated mask of impeccable limestone, Doric-styled columns, and dormer windows is a home that exhales into the mansion-like expanse of a 54’ triple-wide backside that climbs two floors. A modern, two-story add-on lends impressive depth to the spacious lot, enclosing a beautiful Smallbone kitchen—with exposed wooden beams, flowing countertops, heated floors, a pair of ovens, and dual dishwashers—and a 13x28’ gymnasium that sits above it, both connected by a glass-encased floating staircase. The gym is currently set-up as a basketball court but is equally suited as a workout room, yoga room, or playroom. Also off the rear staircase is a stately, wood-paneled library complete with its own bathroom, giving it the flexibility to be used for visiting guests. All three rooms look out into one of the largest private gardens in the city, a manicured space colonized with lush greenery and areas for entertaining. The garden, spanning the entirety of the home’s unique 54’ triple-wide back, is a portrait in solitude. A result of the bedrock that lies beneath the entire plot, the courtyard-like space sits substantially higher than townhouses to the south, creating the unusual impression of isolation and allowing southern rays of light to rain down unimpeded. The home features five bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, five gas-powered fireplaces, mahogany flooring, custom workmanship, an elevator that services each level, and state-of-the-art mechanical systems. Tall ceilings and sun-friendly windows instill a sense of airiness and space while refined styling anchors the home in city charm. This house is perfect for families, entertainers, or those simply looking for their own haven within the city storm. Gas heated. CAC with individual temperature controls per room. Central stereo. Fully secured with alarms on all points of entry. Please allow for 24-hours notice for showings.

Listing History for 160 East 83rd Street

POM by Victoria G. Hersh
Coldwell Banker Warburg

Building Details for 160 East 83rd Street

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1899
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Transit and Citi Bike


86 St
0.17 miles
86 St
0.25 miles
77 St
0.3 miles

Citi Bike

3 Ave & E 81 St
0.1 miles
E 84 St & Park Ave
0.12 miles

Contact Agent

Contact Agent

Victoria Hersh
Coldwell Banker Warburg

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.

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OLR ID: 57319TH