$7.5M Upper East Side townhouse was once home to abstract painter Mark Rothko
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$7.5M Upper East Side townhouse was once home to abstract painter Mark Rothko

April 12, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Though Mark Rothko is best known for having a studio down on the Bowery, at the end of his life, he lived in a prestigious townhouse on the Upper East Side, where he put a studio on the top floor. Located at 118 East 95th Street, the beautiful four-bedroom home just hit the market for $7,495,000. It has elegant details all throughout, as well as an extra-large, enchanted garden.

The Queen Anne-style home was built in1889 by C. Abbott French & Co. Rothko owned the townhouse at the time of his suicide in 1970. According to a New York Times article, the home became part of a debate over his will, since it contained 44 of his paintings.

Enter on the parlor floor, where a front parlor and a rear living room both feature beautiful fireplaces. This level has 11-foot ceilings, and throughout the home, you’ll find elegant built-ins, original hardwood floors, and moldings.

On the garden level, you’ll find the dining room and kitchen, as well as a mudroom/office when you first enter.

The 50-foot-long garden has two seating areas, all with lovely brick floors and gorgeous landscaping. In the rear, there’s a fully operable antique fountain surrounded by climbing ivy.

On the third floor, the primary bedroom suite is situated behind the bay window. A walk-in closet leads to the en-suite bathroom.

The rear bedroom on the third floor has a sunroom that’s perfect for an exercise bike or seating area.

There are two more bedrooms and a sky-lit home office on the top floor.

This block of East 95th Street between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue is a collection of 27 single-family residences known as “Goat Hill.” An active block association oversees its special character and maintains the block’s beautiful plantings.

[Listing details: 118 East 95th Street on CityRealty]

[At Compass by Aeen Avini and Lauren Feldesman]


Listing photos courtesy of Compass

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