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Henry Block House
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Madison Ave
22 Rooms8 Beds8.5 Baths10,500 Square FeetSingle Family

$22,000,000
floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size22'x102'
Built Size22'x91'
ZoneR8B
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$148,022
Price Per SF
$2,095

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • High Ceilings
  • Moldings
  • Original Details
  • Oversized Windows
  • Restored Details
  • Skylights
  • Gas Fireplace
  • WBFP
  • Window AC Units

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden Views
  • Townhouse Views
  • Treeline Views

Building Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Sprinkler System
  • Stoop Entry

Property Description

Built in 1881 as a Victorian-era brownstone, the home, known as The Block House, was thoroughly remodeled by the esteemed Henry Herts in 1906. Herts expanded the house to five stories and refashioned the facade in limestone adding Beaux Arts and neo-Classical elements. Occupied by many of New York's most notable families, the home has appeared in society pages throughout its history and even hosted the venerable Grace Kelly.

Set midblock between Fifth and Madison avenues in the serene Lenox Hill neighborhood, the property is conveniently located close to galleries, numerous consulates, high end hotels, chic boutiques and fine dining. Museum Mile offers some the worlds most famous works of art minutes away, and the vast Central Park unfolds just moments from your front door.

With its notable intact architectural detail, substantial footprint and exceptional location, The Block House is a truly unrivaled opportunity to create a new masterpiece mansion in the heart of the Upper East Side.

Disclaimer: Please note that these photographs are renderings.

Listing History

Now
07/23/2021
Back on the Market by George Vanderploeg
Douglas Elliman
07/14/2021
TOM by George Vanderploeg
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
AgePre-War
AccessElevator
Year Built1881
Floors/Apts5/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

77 St
0.23 miles
68 St-Hunter College
0.43 miles
72 St
0.49 miles

Citi Bike

E 76 St & Park Ave
0.11 miles
5 Ave & E 78 St
0.13 miles
5 Ave & E 72 St
0.18 miles
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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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OLR ID: 75416TH