This elegant four bedroom, three and a half bath home is spread over four levels of a beautiful townhome in the best location on the Upper East Side. Offering modern comforts while retaining many of its original 19th century features, including five marble fireplaces, ceiling rosettes, beautifully finished walnut floors, and high ceilings. The layout is ideal for entertaining, as well as for gracious and comfortable day-to-day living. The quadruplex occupies the top four floors of the townhouse.
Upon entering the parlor floor, one is greeted by an impressive oversized entry foyer with a marble fireplace, coat closet, curved staircase, and 10.5-foot ceilings. Just past the foyer is the primary suite, which boasts a marble fireplace, extensive closets, and an en-suite marble bath with a glass enclosed shower. A wine storage unit is also located on this level.
The sun-filled second floor is the main entertaining space, home to the oversized, eat-in kitchen with a large separate dining area, the living room, a powder room, and two marble fireplaces. The chef's kitchen has center island with bar seating, marble countertops and backsplash, and top-of-the-line appliances including a Miele induction cooktop, Miele oven, Miele warming drawer, Gaggenau refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher.
The third floor includes two well-proportioned bedrooms and a full bath.
The fourth floor includes a bedroom, a full bath with a glass-enclosed shower, a skylight over the stair, a laundry closet with stacked Miele washer and dryer, and a lovely terrace with open city views.
163 East 71st Street was designed by John Sexton and built in 1867 as one of a row of six houses (Nos. 161-171). This 2-unit, self-managed condominium townhouse is located between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, and is minutes from everything the Upper East Side has to offer, including excellent transportation options with both the 6 and Q trains within 3 blocks.