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Thomas L. Bennett House
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Third Ave & Lexington Ave
5,461 Square FeetSingle Family

$8,999,000
floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size17'x100'
ZoneR8B
Building TypeTownhouse
Price Per SF
$1,648

Outdoor space and views

  • Patio

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage

Property Description

Welcome to the Thomas L. Bennett House originally built in the 1870's by Architect Frederick Junius Sterner for the Child family. This 17' wide brownstone is the equivalent of a 5 story building today due to the addition of a 1387 square foot cottage on the first floor. Both structures are now condominiums and fully renovated. This is truly a one of a kind listing and a fabulous opportunity to enjoy city living in comfort and style.

Today, the main house blends the best of traditional prewar and modern upgrades. There are sound proof windows throughout the entire home. The elegant parlor floor is a jewel with high ceilings, moldings, a wood burning fireplace, beautiful wood floors, a large bay window facing south, central air conditioning , a charming powder room and a full windowed kitchen.

The third floor has two very large bedrooms each with a wood burning fireplace, lovely molding, high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, open sunny views, an enormous linen closet and a full bathroom. There are thru the wall air conditioners in each room.

The fourth floor is configured as a formal study with a wood burning fireplace, beautiful wood floors, a large bedroom and two full bathrooms, a vented washer dryer and thru the wall air conditioning. The top fifth floor with thermostat controlled air conditioning and a gas fireplace transports you into an entirely different reality with a modern renovation offering everything you would want in a kitchen, dining room, den and terraced oasis. Top of the line appliances include a fully vented Wolf gas range, Miele dishwasher and microwave, a Subzero refrigerator, and a built-in large Thermador wine refrigerator. The middle island has storage, ample seating, a double sink and dishwasher. In short, no expense was spared; this house has it all.

The cottage apartment, which has a gated private entry is completely renovated in a tasteful and modern aesthetic. There is central air conditioning, soundproof windows, two beautifully designed and crafted bathrooms, a terrific kitchen with a new washer dryer, a wood burning fireplace and a delightful patio space with Trex flooring. The patio can be accessed through beautiful French double doors located in the hallway or the back bedroom.

The beauty of this package sale is that it offers a flexible lifestyle; one can live and work here luxuriously, create wealth through income or have a gorgeous second space for friends and family to enjoy.

The basement which can be accessed by either home has dry storage. All mechanicals are updated and inspected annually. The roof is in very good condition. Both condominium units are in ready move in condition. There are no violations or open permits. This is not a landmarked property. 152.5 is zoned as a community facility and 152 is R8B zoned.

Listing History

Now
04/27/2022
$8,999,000
Initial Price by Stephanie Weisberg
Douglas Elliman
Launch

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
AgePre-War
AccessWalk-up
Year Built1870
Floors/Apts5/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

Lexington Av/63 St
0.02 miles
Lexington Av/59 St
0.14 miles
59 St
0.17 miles
68 St-Hunter College
0.28 miles
5 Av/59 St
0.39 miles

Citi Bike

E 63 St & 3 Ave
0.08 miles
3 Ave & E 62 St
0.1 miles
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59
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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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