Known as the Sherman Fairchild Mansion, the modern-fronted townhouse at 17 East 65th Street is one of those New York City sights that might cause you to do a double-take in the middle of an otherwise sedate Upper East Side sidewalk. The current façade of this five-story home was designed by William Hamby and George Nelson in 1940 for aviation pioneer/inventor Sherman Fairchild. Well-known architect Michael Graves was commissioned to design yet another facade for the home in 1979, but that version was never built. The 25-foot-wide, 9,440 square-foot modern townhouse has been on and off the market since 2014, beginning last year at $40 million. Now, this unique townhouse has engineered yet another re-debut with a discount, asking $35M.
The building’s stunning red granite facade was completed in 1981, and the home’s interiors have undergone a thorough renovation by the current owner, noted Renaissance art dealer Martin Zimet of French & Company.
The 9,440 square-foot, 25-foot-wide mansion a block from Central Park is defined by a three-story great room and travertine-lined walls illuminated from a glass and steel skylight.
A zigzagging system of ramps facilitates the movement through the home.
The home offers a chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room, five bedrooms and a fabulous study/library.
A massive master suite comes with two full baths, floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking 65th Street. Also here are an office, a wine cellar and four additional bedrooms.
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Images courtesy of Christie’s.
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side