Located in the Carnegie Hill Historic District, 67 East 91st Street was built in 1891-1892 as one of a pair of houses by G. A. Schellenger. Situated on one of the most desirable tree-lined townhouse blocks and formerly the home of Gloria Vanderbilt, this 19-foot wide turn-of-the-century ivy covered brownstone has been beautifully updated and yet maintains its old world charm and glamor.
The home is comprised of approx. 6,400 SF of grandly proportioned interiors, a 1,250 SF basement and a tranquil outdoor patio.
Distinguishing features include 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a greenhouse covering the garden, a solarium on the fourth floor, a newly renovated eat-in kitchen and separate pantry, four wood burning fireplaces, an elevator, and a basement complete with laundry and storage.
A charming foyer leads onto a lovely formal entrance gallery that opens on to the home's large eat-in kitchen which has been meticulously renovated with every modern convenience and features beautiful white marble countertops sourced in Vermont, custom cabinetry made by Eppley Building & Design, and top-of-the-line appliances.
Off the kitchen is a lovely patio garden - a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee - and a grand greenhouse which was formerly used as Gloria Vanderbilt's painting studio, but is currently used as a gallery space and informal living room.
A well-appointed powder room is accessible off the kitchen. The garden floor also features street-facing pantry with access to the basement that offers extensive storage and a full laundry room.
An elegant curved staircase leads to the parlor floor, where you are immediately transported to a bygone era by the 11+ foot ceilings, stately landing, wood-paneled living room with a wood-burning fireplace and southern-facing formal dining room,
also with a wood-burning fireplace. Additionally, there is a full bath on this floor for guests.
The third floor features the primary bedroom suite. The rear-facing bedroom is a tranquil oasis with magnificent proportions including 10-foot ceilings, an ensuite bath, and views of the lush gardens behind. A south-facing study with a wood-burning
fireplace, ensuite bath and generously sized walk-in closet complete this floor.
The fourth and fifth floors feature four additional bedrooms and three full bathrooms, as well as a solarium sitting room accessed off the rear-facing bedroom on the fourth floor.
The roof, which is unfinished, is accessible by a staircase from the fifth floor and can be decked to create a finished roof garden.
67 East 91st Street is in close proximity to the best shopping, dining, cultural institutions, parks and schools (both public and private) that the city has to offer. This truly elegant home is perfect for the most discerning buyer and is not to be missed.
Co-exclusive with Leslie J. Garfield.