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Upper East Side, Manhattan | Madison Ave & Park Ave
13 Rooms6 Beds7.5 Baths7,400 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size20'x102'
Built Size20'x75'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$147,461
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • WBFP
  • Central AC

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden

Building Amenities

  • Video Intercom
  • Alarm System
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Roof Deck
  • Screening Room
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description

STATELY 20' wide Neo-Georgian-style red brick and stone TOWNHOUSE bears all the pomp, circumstance, and worthy elegance of a classic Upper East Side Mansion. Completely renovated and rebuilt, 48 East 81st Street is the ideal place for privacy, intimate living, and elaborate entertaining. This spacious 5-story house plus full basement offers soaring ceiling heights, magnificent fireplaces, and an extraordinary level of detail from imported South African wood floors, Venetian stucco walls, hand-run plaster moldings, and top-of-the-line lighting, security, and audio/visual systems. Currently, this single-family home offers a Grand parlor, Formal salon, Dining conservatory, Butler's kitchen, Library, European gourmet chef's eat-in kitchen, South facing Zen Garden, Primary bedroom with en-suite spa bathroom, Dressing room, and Walk-in closets, Teak-clad cinema room, Staff room, Wine cellar, Professional laundry room, Dog grooming station, and a Planted roof terrace. Aside from the exquisite design and high-end appointments, THIS TURN-KEY HOME CAN BE YOURS WITH ALL BRAND-NEW DESIGNER FURNITURE.

World-class destinations are just moments away, including the city's finest restaurants, shops, boutiques, galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other cultural institutions along Museum Mile.

Listing History

Initial Price by Madeline Hult Elghanayan
Douglas Elliman
Expired by Allison Chalfin
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVideo Intercom
Year Built1924
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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: 23460TH