Asking $14.8M, this renovated 1875 townhouse on the Upper East Side might be just a little too perfect

Posted On Mon, May 1, 2017 By

Posted On Mon, May 1, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper East Side

Perfectly situated in the we-never-heard-of-it-either Treadwell Farms Historic District on the Upper East Side, this $14.79 million townhouse at 215 East 61st Street, originally built in 1875, survived a two-year renovation and emerged as a “seamlessly cohesive modern home encased within historic architecture.” Within are five stories plus a finished basement and an elevator to navigate them. Five exterior spaces were created to match, including a bluestone-paved landscaped garden with a cedar fence, an automatic watering and lighting system, a sound system and a gas grill.

The home’s historic facade has been restored according to Landmarks Preservation Commission specifications using thoroughly up-to-the-moment materials. The home has five wood-burning fireplaces, floors of solid white oak, and double-glazed windows of solid mahogany. You’ll also find plaster crown moldings, hand-crafted millwork and plenty of closet space throughout.

The entertaining section of this perfectly-calibrated residence includes a grand living room, formal dining room and kitchen with herringbone floors, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, an additional informal dining room and a media room. Perhaps left over from its original past as an equally grand home, a dumbwaiter waits to ferry items from the chef’s kitchen below to the serving kitchen on the parlor floor.

The master suite includes a spacious terrace overlooking the main townhouse garden; there’s another terrace off the fifth floor library and a beautifully finished roof terrace. Altogether there are five bedroom suites and six full bathrooms.

The baths boast stone masonry and high-end finishes of polished chrome.

All of the comforts of home are available at the press of a button or the swipe of a screen, allowing for efficient home management. Details within this cocoon of technological perfection include an eleven-zone Mitsubishi HVAC cooling and heating system, a Nortec humidification system, a Lutron RadioRa lighting system, radiant heat in bathrooms, a Sonos music system, an Aiphone intercom system and a security system.

[Listing: 215 East 61st Street by Cathy Franklin, Brian Lover, Alexis Bodenheimer for Corcoran Group]

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