Updated 4 months ago
Off Market
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Park Ave & Lexington Ave
15 Rooms5 Beds8 Baths5,120 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size20'x100'
Built Size20'x55'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$92,496
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • Deco Fireplace
  • WBFP

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Alarm System
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Sprinkler System

Property Description

Impeccably rebuilt with unparalleled materials and craftsmanship, this Colonial Revival six (6) floor 20-foot wide elevator brownstone embellished with copper is in mint condition with sophisticated detailing and modern systems throughout. This home feels both warm and welcoming for everyday life and also thoughtfully designed for grand scale entertaining. One would be challenged to find a home on the market of such exquisite detail and build quality. No expense was spared in the meticulous design and construction of this beautiful home. The graceful arrival to the home begins by passing through a double doored entry foyer and into a generous sitting room with a cozy windowed banquette. This room is accented by a unique peacock feathered wallpaper by F. Schumacher. Holly Hunt light fixtures adorn the walls and ceilings throughout the home. In the rear of the garden level is a large eat-in chef’s kitchen by Smallbone with custom walnut cabinetry and Calacatta marble. Additional refrigeration, built in espresso maker, and incredible storage can be found in a connecting pantry nearby. A massive floor to ceiling sliding door separates the kitchen from a lushly planted and sun-soaked garden. Outdoor features include a fully integrated kitchen with gas powered grill, irrigation for plantings, a gas powered stone fire pit, and blue stone pavers with automatic snow melt underfoot. In addition to a leather-clad commercial elevator which accesses all floors, a custom leather-wrapped handrail guides your journey throughout the home. The hardwood floors throughout are custom hand-scraped walnut with radiant heat (warm board). Upstairs on the parlor level is a stunning entertaining floor. This massive living room with 10’8” ceilings is enhanced by an oversized limestone mantle fireplace and a pair of steel casement-style French doors offering garden views and leading out to a terrace running the width of the house. Through another stylish wet bar is a gorgeous library or dining room trimmed with leather wrapped wallpaper by Ralph Lauren and custom walnut millwork. The third floor is dedicated to the primary suite. The large bedroom with a trio of Juliet balconies overlooks the garden. A five fixture marble bathroom with steam shower connects to a chic dressing room with a gas fireplace encased in a limestone mantle. The beautifully lit dressing room is complete with custom built-in closets that wrap the room, and ample space for a chaise lounge to relax by the bay window. Ascending to the fourth floor are three additional bedrooms. The two bedrooms in the rear share a marble bath with double vanity and the larger bedroom features an ensuite bath and additional bay window. A skylit top floor includes a wonderfully bright media room outfitted with a small kitchen with a sink, dishwasher, built-in espresso machine and small refrigerator. Through a floor-to-ceiling sliding door is access to another terrace and outdoor gas fireplace. A large fifth bedroom with ensuite bath complete this floor. In the fully finished basement is a cozy windowed den with a wet bar, perfect for a downstairs media room or additional entertaining space. In addition to a dual set of stacked washer dryers in the laundry room, another set is conveniently located on the third floor. Just outside the den is access to a large storage space, ideal for bikes, skis, and golf clubs. The mechanicals and systems were as carefully curated as the rest of the home. The house is fully sprinklered throughout, includes a dual gas boiler, multi-zoned central HVAC, central vacuum system and sophisticated security system. The Kemper roof has a resin-based waterproofing system, and the rear facade’s windows were custom made with thermal panes and thermal breaks to prevent frosting. Windows are equipped with Lutron motorized shades throughout. As part of the home’s renovation, the basement of the original home was dug out so that each floor could be re-proportioned to heighten all of the ceilings. 138 East 65th Street is a short distance from Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping and dining as well as midtown Manhattan.

Listing History

TOM by Josh Doyle
$20,000,000 [-$2,000,000] [9.1%]
Price Drop by Josh Doyle

Building Details

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


Lexington Av/63 St
0.09 miles
68 St-Hunter College
0.18 miles
Lexington Av/59 St
0.24 miles
59 St
0.26 miles
72 St
0.41 miles

Citi Bike

E 63 St & 3 Ave
0.13 miles
E 67 St & Park Ave
0.15 miles

Contact Agents

Contact Agents

Josh Doyle

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: 34535TH