This extraordinary residence in The Ruxcroft at 20 East 64th Street is so classically elegant we almost felt like we had to get dressed up just to look at its pictures. One of only two units in this full-service 25-foot wide mansion condominium, its 2010 renovation was careful to restore many of the original period details, most notably the sweeping staircase winding its way through the home. How can anyone not feel elegant gliding down that majestic flight?
From the moment you enter the concierge hall through the building’s ornate iron doors and step into a private marble gallery you will feel yourself standing a little straighter and feeling a little more chic.
As you move through the residence’s eleven rooms spread over four floors you will find each is a study in grace and beauty. From the elaborate moulding, which extends to the walls in many rooms, to the herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring, to the dining room’s exquisitely carved double doors, there is no shortage of refinement.
We can only imagine the grand parties to be hosted throughout the home’s sprawling 6,000 square-feet featuring a sitting room, library, living room, dining room with warming kitchen—and a nearly 400-square-foot media room. There’s even a cloakroom (how charming!) that would make some studio apartments a bit jealous.
The state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen is perhaps the only room that neglects to capture the home’s classic essence, but by no means does it disappoint. With an over-abundance of cabinet and counter space, gorgeous stainless appliances, and direct access to a lovely outdoor garden, it offers a different form of polished sophistication.
The top floor provides the ultimate in privacy for the main sleeping quarters, and it’s where you’ll find the enormous and impeccably laid out master suite. An oversized master bedroom made cozy with dark-wood-beamed ceilings and a mirror-and-wood encased fireplace; a tremendous walk-in closet/dressing room; and the stunning marble bathroom all combine to create a highly prized retreat.
Situated in one of New York’s most elegant residential neighborhoods, and steps away from Central Park, museums, fine dining, and Fifth Avenue’s renowned shopping, this classic residence is one of the finest Manhattan has to offer. If you want to see more of why, take a look at our gallery below – tuxes and ball gowns are optional.
Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side