This Yorkville townhouse at 433 East 85th Street manages to strike the right balance between historic and modern. The home was built in the 1880s, according to the listing, but it has hit the market for the first time since a major renovation. Prewar details like wood-burning fireplaces and moldings are complemented by impressive new finishes of imported Calacatta Gold, marble glass mosaics, and natural limestone. And the backyard was totally redone, now decked out with 700 square feet of comfortable outdoor space. It’s all asking $6.5 million.
When you enter at the elevated parlor level, you’re greeted by beautiful living and entertaining space. The home’s original details, which include two wood-burning fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, and oversized windows, were joined with modern perks a fully stocked wet bar.
A formal real parlor, on the same level, has maintained its detailed ceiling design. Those two windows look down onto the back garden.
A casual den, in the basement, exits directly to the backyard.
One floor up, on the garden level, is a dining room and eat-in kitchen. The kitchen was renovated with Bosch appliances, sub-zero refrigeration, custom designed wood paneling, and exposed brick. Here, too, you have direct access to the backyard.
The upper two floors of the 4,500-square-foot home hold five bedrooms, each with large California closets. All five bathrooms were designed floor-to-ceiling tiling, imported Calacatta Gold, marble glass mosaic, and natural limestone tiles.
The 700-square-foot garden was landscaped and outfitted with new blue-stone tiling, to create an entertaining space. Just outside the townhouse, you’ll find yourself between First and York avenues, a close walk from Carl Shurtz Park. Best yet, the townhouse is just a five-minute stroll to the new Second Avenue Subway train.
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