$55,000,000 $65,000,000
Updated a month ago
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Madison Ave
20 Rooms6 Beds6.5 Baths14,825 Square FeetSingle Family

$55,000,000 $65,000,000
floors / apts6 / 1
Lot Size25'x100'
Built Size25'x100'
ZoneR8B
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$317,640
Price Per SF
$3,710

Listing Features

  • High Ceilings
  • Gas Fireplace
  • WBFP
  • Central AC

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden [9'x26']
  • Terrace
  • Central Park
  • City Views

Building Amenities

  • Video Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Water Filtration
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description

Originally constructed in 1903 by John H. Duncan (the legendary architect of Grants Tomb) in Beaux-Arts Style, this approximately 14,825 square-foot six-story limestone mansion sits on what is now one of Manhattans most elite residential blocks. William T. Georgis, one of the world's best, and most glamourous, architect and designer, was enlisted by the current owners to bring back what Architectural Digest calls the homes Gilded Age Splendor. The sprawling grand entrance features a massive carved mantel over a wood burning fireplace and original malachite and mosaic floors that were discovered and restored during the three-year top-to-bottom renovation. The kitchen features small bone cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops and backsplashes, a breakfast room, and a wood burning fireplace. A study is connected to the kitchen by a butlers pantry and provides access to the outdoor garden. A vestibule with custom coat closets and a powder room complete the first floor. The sweeping marble staircase with decorative wrought iron and brass balustrades takes you up to the majestic gallery summoning you into the formal living and dining rooms with soaring 17 foot tall ceilings. The solid mahogany pocket doors, decorative glass windows, skylights, and original brass and crystal hardware all play on the grandeur of the house. The wood burning fireplace, quarter-sawn white oak wood floor in Parquet de Versailles pattern and nearly floor to ceiling glass French doors in the living room create a grand space for entertaining. The dining room, which is connected by a wet bar and powder room, enjoys a highly unique and unobstructed view overlooking gardens and spans one full city block to the Pierre Hotel. The marquetry underfoot is inspired by floors at Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg. Tucked away in the rear is a butlers pantry and two story staff suite. The third floor boasts an impressive custom master library with custom millwork paneling and shelving with leather panel inserts. The mans quarters, with a full bath and dressing room, is distinguished by mahogany-tone lacquered millwork with bronze trim creating the feel of an old school gentlemans club. The shower is equipped with custom Olympic Grey marble shaving sink and anti-fog shaving mirror. The master suite with custom made carpet by Georgis lives at the south end of the floor. Connecting is Her boudoir that is appointed with a Waterworks tub, gas fireplace, heated floors, steam resistant mirrors, and Biszet cosmetics refrigerator. A private stairwell leads you up to Her dressing room, a three room suite, with custom millwork cabinetry, glass shelves, lighted handbag display and a temperature-controlled vault for furs. Two bedrooms suites, both with en suite bathrooms conclude the fourth floor. The fifth floor includes two additional bedrooms, one currently being used as a smoking room. Down the hall is the media room which includes a full wet bar and billiard room whose walls are upholstered with custom Hermes leather. The rooftop terrace is complete with elevator entry and contains a lounge area, dining area protected by a cedar pergola, a full outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ grill and outdoor refrigerator, powder room, 3-jet fountain, Zen rock garden and breathtaking front and rear views of Central Park. Directly from the rooftop enter the private elevator to the lower level spa which includes an array of luxuries comprising of a massage room, sauna, cold plunge pool, a gym with fritted glass rooftop and natural daylight, wine cellar with custom oak millwork and service entry. The high-tech amenities include: Crestron control full house system integration including lighting audio/visual, security, house water filtration system, Seura mirror LCD TVs incorporated into millwork in Kitchen, Master, Her Boudoir and Media rooms, keyless alarm entry and snow melt frost sidewalks.

Listing History

Now
03/23/2021
$55,000,000 [-$10,000,000] [15.4%]
Price Drop by Adam D. Modlin
Modlin Group, The
2021

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVideo Intercom
AgePre-War
AccessElevator
Year Built1903
Floors/Apts6/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

5 Av/59 St
0.13 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.28 miles
59 St
0.28 miles
Lexington Av/59 St
0.3 miles
57 St
0.35 miles

Citi Bike

5 Ave & E 63 St
0.04 miles
E 59 St & Madison Ave
0.16 miles
Grand Army Plaza & Central Park S
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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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