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138 East 65th St., New York, NY 10065

Active Listing
Listing Details:
$20,000,000 Price
Single-Family Townhouse Property Type
Lenox Hill Neighborhood
5 Beds
8 Baths
5,120 Approx. Sq. Ft.
$7,708 RET
Key Features:
Allows Pets
Unit Garden
Unit Laundry
Unit Terrace

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 courtesy of Compass

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