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Upper East Side, Manhattan | Park Ave & Lexington Ave
6,332 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts4 / 1
Lot Size20'x100'
Built Size20'x60'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$93,388
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Central AC

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description

Located on what Fortune magazine called "probably New York City's most beautiful residential block," this sun-filled, elevatored, and 20-foot wide townhouse with a classic, brick and limestone Georgian facade, is in move-in condition.
This 5 bedroom, 5+ bathroom townhouse offers over 7,400 square feet and has a spectacular and expansive south-facing garden terrace on the second level. In addition, the house wraps around a charming and serene outdoor courtyard, reminiscent of homes in Paris, which provides abundant additional light and a 3rd exposure.

One enters the home through a gated front garden which leads through the foyer and past the elevator to an enormous eat-in kitchen professionally designed for the serious home chef and grand entertaining. It features all top-of-the-line appliances, a massive six-burner stovetop which is vented to the outside through a professional exhaust hood, a center island with utility sink and extensive countertops for prep work, 2 dishwashers, a second sink, large walk-in pantry, ovens and double-width refrigerator. Whether cooking at home or catering for a party, this kitchen can handle it all and overlooks the sunny, outdoor courtyard to boot. After walking through the kitchen, one passes the outdoor courtyard and continues to a large and welcoming family room, or casual dining room, with fireplace and which overlooks both the open courtyard and another outdoor area at the rear.

The parlor floor is a show-stopper. Either by taking the stairs or the elevator, one arrives at a large and gracious landing which divides the formal dining room from the living room and what lies beyond. The dining room has 3 windows overlooking other magnificent townhouses on the block, a wet bar, and a generously proportioned powder room. The living room ceiling soars over 12 feet and has a huge picture window overlooking the sunny courtyard below and a fireplace. Continuing through the sun room, which has wonderful windows overlooking the courtyard, one arrives at the magnificent garden terrace which is as large as a townhouse garden and sunny like a terrace, providing outdoor space featuring the best of both worlds.

The third floor comprises 2 bedrooms, the primary bedroom suite with an enormous south-facing window and huge dressing room and ensuite bathroom with soaking tub, and another bedroom or library at the front with its own ensuite bathroom, large shower and walk-in closet.Continuing to the fourth floor, one finds 3 additional bedrooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms, and a powder room which services the smaller bedroom at the rear of that floor which works well as either a nanny's room, homework room or home office, and features 2 exposures.

The townhouse also has a separate service entrance which leads past several storage closets and a large wine refrigerator to the finished basement. For the wine enthusiast, the basement features an enormous, walk-in temperature controlled wine cellar measuring approximately 9 x 9 feet. The basement also has amazing storage space, the townhouse's mechanicals including its heating and central air conditioning systems, washer/dryer with separate utility sink and clothes folding countertop, elevator motor room, and a full staff bathroom. The elevator services all floors including the basement.

A truly remarkable townhouse on one of the city's most beautiful townhouse blocks, 126 East 70th Street is not to be missed. Please call, email or text for your personal appointment.

Listing History

Initial Price by J. Roger Erickson
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1901
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Transit and Citi Bike


68 St-Hunter College
0.08 miles
72 St
0.29 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.34 miles
77 St
0.37 miles
Lexington Av/59 St
0.49 miles

Citi Bike

E 72 St & Park Ave
0.13 miles
E 67 St & Park Ave
0.15 miles

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: 22782TH