Rarely does an opportunity like this become available. 5 East 63rd Street is a prestigious 25-ft wide 98-ft deep townhouse located on an idyllic tree lined block mere feet from Central Park and nestled between Fifth and Madison Avenue. Built in 1900, this 6-story home is situated on one of the Upper East Side’s most sought-after blocks in a Landmark Historic District. This gorgeous row house was built in the Neoclassical style with Rusticated Brownstone and Roman Brick in 1900 for use as a single-family home for Clarence Winthrop Bowen. Designed and built by the famed Heins & LaFarge who were also responsible for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue as well as the original Astor Court buildings of the Bronx Zoo.
Currently configured as a 10-unit rental building, the home features an impressive lobby with 11-ft ceilings, 12 total fireplaces, bay windows, an elevator, and numerous outdoor spaces. Comprised of 11,875 sq. ft. each of the apartments have been recently renovated and are lovingly outfitted with stainless steel appliances, decorative fireplaces, and an abundance of windows.
The Penthouse level of the home spans the entire building and offers a keyed elevator entrance where you are led directly into a foyer leading to a solarium and East facing terrace. The South facing half of the apartment is set up as an expansive living and entertaining area with a fireplace, skylights, and a jack and jill kitchen to the solarium. The back facing portion of the apartment features the second bedroom, and a sprawling master with soaring ceilings, skylights and an outfitted master bath complete with a jacuzzi tub.
The fifth and fourth floors are comprised of 2 duplex apartments and two one-bedroom units. With one of the back facing apartments on the fifth floor featuring an enormous terrace overlooking the backyard and other townhouse gardens. The third and second floors also feature a duplex apartment and a one bedroom one bath unit. The first level parlor floor houses a handsome entryway along with a large 2 bedroom + HO 2.5 bath duplex. On the basement level you will find an additional 1 bedroom 1 bath that leads out into the back garden area.
5 East 63rd is located in a historical district, however the house itself does not have interior landmark designation, thus allowing great freedom to craft the home that you desire within the interior. Presenting the opportunity to convert back to a single-family home, a multi-unit home or to keep as an investment property with 10 beautifully appointed apartments.
** This is a co-listing with LaSeven Inc.