$5,975,000 $6,600,000
Updated 8 months ago
Off Market
Upper East Side, Manhattan | York Ave & East End Ave
9 Rooms4 Beds3 Baths2,432 Square FeetSingle Family

$5,975,000 $6,600,000
floors / apts3 / 1
Lot Size20'x34'6"
Built Size20'x34'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$33,318
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • East River
  • Park Views

Building Amenities

  • Garden

Property Description

156 East End Avenue, A.K.A. 558 East 87th Street This 1880's house has just undergone a FULL STATE OF THE ART RESTORATION down to the studs! It is fully loaded and brand new. Every mechanical, electrical and plumbing system has been newly installed, every construction innovation has been employed and all digital devices incorporated. This historic and much coveted house is coming to market fully redone and EXCEEDS its former glory. The Henderson Place Historic District considers this house one of its finest, and the property takes pride of place on the prime corner of the entire District. The house overlooks the park from both frontages, with its longest facade overlooking the leafy expanse of Carl Schurz Park which is one of the TREASURES of Manhattan and boasts some of the finest seasonal plantings and mature landscapes in the city. Because of its double facade and banks of windows, the townhouse is filled with sunlight and leafy outlooks throughout the day. It is no wonder that this particular house with its air of delight and romance captivated the noted children’s book author, Louise Fitzhugh, when she wrote Harriet The Spy and chose this central spot for the adventures. The house’s entrance is through a freshly planted walkway and it’s steps are graced by a brand new Bevolo gas lantern. The entry foyer opens to a central Hall with a skylit staircase at the rear. The living room with wood burning fireplace is to the left and has a full corner of windows overlooking the park. Across the center hall is the dining room with a corner fireplace at one end and a full length bay window at the other. The dining room is serviced by a fully equipped butlers pantry and the restored dumbwaiter which accesses the eat in kitchen below. The eat in kitchen is BRAND NEW and FULLY EQUIPPED with a wood burning fireplace and access to its own latticed patio garden. Additionally this house has a rare additional service entrance. Upstairs are 4 bedroom, all with generously outfitted closet spaces and storage. The bedrooms are graced with lovely corners of windows and window seats over looking the park and leafy side street. This house is captivating, and it abounds with light and comfort. Incredibly, a new owner can walk in with all the years of construction and planning just completed, every modern convenience, every new system in place, awaiting an immediate lifetime of happiness within its walls. Co-broke.

Listing History

$5,975,000 [-$625,000] [9.5%]
Price Drop by Pamela Marcus
Initial Price by Pamela Marcus

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1889
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Transit and Citi Bike


86 St
0.41 miles

Citi Bike

East End Ave & E 86 St
0.03 miles
E 89 St & York Ave
0.18 miles


East 90th 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.

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: 64359TH