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The Mayflower House

120 East 71st Street

Upper East Side, Manhattan | Park Ave & Lexington Ave

12 Rooms5 Beds5.5 Baths6,600 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts6 / 1
Lot Size17'x100'
Built Size17'x60'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$102,656
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • WBFP

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Video Intercom
  • Alarm System
  • Backyard
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facility
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room

Property Description for 120 East 71st Street

Perfectly poised off Park Avenue on a prime Upper East Side romantic tree-lined block, this stately limestone townhouse (with elevator that serves all 6 floors) offers the opportunity to own an historically significant townhouse that incorporates every modern convenience! Built in 1879 by architect John Payne, it is easy to understand how this home's distinguished facade and grand interiors won the attention of the Society of the Descendants of the Mayflower who purchased the townhouse in the 1920’s to host grand events and encourage kinship of its members (with grace and ease) while also to display and protect their important library collection. More recently, this elegant townhouse endured a transformative three year state-of-the-art renovation showcasing impeccable craftsmanship and finishes elevating this house in grand style by masterfully including every amenity required for luxurious modern living. The gracious reception room of the parlor floor captivates with its 12’ ceilings, silky smooth skim coated walls, gas burning marble fireplace, magnificent enlarged bay window, commanding staircase, and classic black & white inlaid marble floors. Beyond this impressive entrance hall resides the breathtaking side by side living and dining rooms. These grand and well proportioned south-facing rooms delight with 12’ crowned ceilings, solid hardwood herringbone floors, and (second) gas burning marble fireplace. These architectural details in concert with brilliant interior design create a lyrical atmosphere for both grand celebrations or intimate gatherings. To complete the experience, the sun-kissed living room overlooks the lush (south-facing) landscaped garden below, AND the most beautiful stained glass muraled window of the neighboring townhouse…An artful vista that uniquely provides both beauty and privacy. Take the stairs (or the elevator) to the garden level to behold the most scrumptious chef’s eat-in-kitchen featuring a large marble central island, generous walk-in pantry and storage, Smallbone cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, 2 Subzero refrigerators with freezer drawers, a six burner Wolf stove, and oven, Miele dishwasher and Miele espresso machine. Adjacent to this timeless kitchen, is the most inviting media room ideal for more casual living. Beautiful French doors lead to the irrigated landscaped garden perfect for outdoor entertaining or alfresco dining! The generously sized primary suite inhabits the entire third floor of the house and enjoys its own private south-facing terrace, and two walk-in closets. A medley of cool toned stone, glass and porcelain, the glorious spa-like bath with soaking tub, separate shower and two sinks will make your heart sing! Bathed in sunlight, the fourth and fifth floors each have two large bedrooms (for a total of 5 bedrooms) each with their own en-suite marble baths and generous closet space. In addition, the fifth floor has a (second) laundry room. Importantly, the well appointed exercise studio in the basement, has high ceilings and audio/visual systems. En route to the studio are five wine refrigerators with a 1000 bottle storage capacity! Also on this floor is a separate large laundry room plus additional storage rooms and mechanicals. Other amenities include multi-zoned central air-conditioning, low voltage lighting, television, audio, communication, and security systems. Designed with the grace and precision of a concerto by Mozart, this elevator townhouse has it all and represents the utmost in Manhattan townhouse living!

Listing History for 120 East 71st Street

Back on the Market by Maria Manuche
TOM by Maria Manuche

Building Details for 120 East 71st Street

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVideo Intercom
Year Built1879
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Transit and Citi Bike


68 St-Hunter College
0.13 miles
72 St
0.28 miles
77 St
0.32 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.39 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.

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