$4M UES Limestone Mansion Duplex Wows With Tiffany Windows, a Fireplace and an Elevator

Posted On Mon, July 18, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, July 18, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper East Side

The elegant carved limestone mansion at 35 East 68th Street on the Upper East Side is quite a standout, even in a neighborhood filled with historic architecture. 6sqft previously featured another duplex in the 13,000-square-foot Beaux Arts beauty that was built as a private residence for physician Dr. Edward Kellogg and grain fortune heiress Mary Dows by Carrere & Hastings, the architecture firm who designed the Frick Collection and the New York Public Library.

The landmarked mansion was converted into an eight-unit co-op apartment building, seven of which appeared on the market together last year for $34 million; but it looks like a sale never happened. Now another three-bedroom duplex is for sale, asking $3.95 million. Unlike the other listing, the home’s grand historic details are very much in evidence, from the gorgeous oak paneled living room with 14-foot ceilings to Tiffany stained glass windows and a wood-burning fireplace–complemented by a modern custom kitchen and accessible by an elevator.

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

This impeccably renovated three-bedroom home combines the original living room from one of New York City’s grandest mansions with modern conveniences like an eat-in chef’s kitchen, two renovated bathrooms, five-zone central air conditioning and an elevator.

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

Within the 25-foot-wide Beaux-Arts-style mansion, this duplex is anchored by that magnificent oak-paneled living room with the aforementioned high ceilings, bookshelves, arched south-facing Tiffany windows and a wood-burning fireplace.

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

The renovated custom chef’s kitchen has marble countertops, custom walnut cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. The black-and-white marble tiled floor ties together the standout elements of both eras, and open shelving and a mix of materials gives the space a loft-like, timeless look.  Also on this floor is a good-sized bedroom and bath–perfect for guests.

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

Upstairs we find a gracious master bedroom and marble bath. The master has an enormous walk-in closet and gets plenty of sunlight. A second bedroom is up here as well. There’s a washer/dryer, plus additional laundry and storage in the basement. An elevator serves all floors of the eight-unit building for added convenience.

35 East 68th Street, Upper East Side, Co-ops, Manhattan co-op for sale, Historic Homes, UES, Duplex, Tiffany windows, cool listings

The building also offers a beautiful landscaped roof terrace and a security monitoring system. The Lenox Hill neighborhood, though, is not only safe, but one of the city’s most desirable, tucked among gorgeous townhouses and other historic buildings, a block (or less) from Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping, restaurants, museums and galleries.

[Listing: 35 East 68th Street, #2A by Oliver Brown for Compass]

[At CityRealty.com]

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