Top interior designer Katie Ridder and AD 100 Architect Peter Pennoyer have transformed this wonderful 20 foot-wide brownstone into a happy, luxurious and graceful home. While preserving the essence of its historic architecture, the completely renovated house features multi-zone central air conditioning, the finest finishes, state-of-the-art technology and security as well as big, charismatic windows. Filled with an abundance of light and with high ceilings throughout, this stunning house, in a prime location, has approximately 5,400 usable interior square feet (not including the finishedbasement with gym and laundry), a glorious garden and a charming 4th floor terrace. It is bright and livable with pretty treetop and townhouse facade exposures, and in turn-key condition for its next owner.
The charm of this home begins upon entering through the Dutch entrance door into the super chic foyer, setting the tone for the gorgeous decor and architectural detail throughout.
The garden level features a home office and mudroomto the south just off the entrance. The dreamy, oversized chef's kitchen, complete with La Cornue range, features an island big enough for everyone and floor-to-ceiling windows with doors that open to the deep, lush garden. The adjacent dining room, currently designed with comfortable seating as well as a dining table, easily seats big dinners while still feeling perfect for cozy evenings. Pocket doors offer the option to separate the dining from the kitchen. There is a powder room on this floor as well.
The parlor floor, with 11 foot ceilings (approx), has a beautiful landing that leads to the south facing living room. Maximizing its sunny exposure, the entire front of the house has an arrangement of four 9 over 9 double-hung windows. Currently ready for fun with a pool table and banquette seating, the grand proportions of this stunning room also allow for multiple seating areas in a more traditional layout.
The charming blue hued, panelled library across the landing and overlooking the garden features a wood burning fireplace, divided light windows, walls of custom built-in-book shelvesand an additional, lovely powder room.
The entire third floor, with generous 10 foot ceilings (approx.), is a perfect bedroom suite. The luxe bedroom, with room for two reading chaises, faces south into treetops. An enormous dressing room, perfectly detailed and finished, and a luxurious bathroom with tiles that resemble the sea combine to create a secluded respite from the city. No detail has been overlooked, including a warming drawer for towels. The most northern part of the suite is an office/sitting room with its own additional marble bath.
The fourth floor has two bedrooms, each with lovely ensuite baths. The bedroom located to the south has a pretty terrace.
The top floor of the house also has two large bedrooms with ensuite baths as well as an office.
A skylight floods the wide and graceful stairwell with natural light.
There is a well-outfitted gym and a laundry room in the basement aswell as excellent storage.
The house at 69 East 82nd offers an opportunity to live in a perfectly and thoughtfully renovated house with streaming sunlight and big outdoor space in one of the City's most established, safe, lovely and enduring neighborhoods.