Go for baroque in this $18M Upper East Side townhouse with a three-tiered garden, two kitchens and gym

Posted On Fri, January 6, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, January 6, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

For anyone who can’t decide between an Italian palazzo and a townhouse on the Upper East Side, this 6,800-square-foot “slice of Manhattan” might be just the answer. Rising six stories (five plus a gym/laundry/storage enhanced-cellar) at 115 East 79th Street just off Park Avenue and two blocks from Central Park, this beyond-opulent single-family home was built in 1903 but was far more recently renovated with just about every move-in ready modern upgrade you can think of. There are two kitchens, four outdoor spaces and seven wood-burning fireplaces–all accessible by an elevator or stairs.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

The home’s two kitchens represent formal and informal dining: The expensively rustic first floor kitchen and casual dining area provide easy access to an enchanting garden.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

The second-floor kitchen features custom cabinetry and top-quality appliances. It opens onto a well-upholstered formal dining room.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

The first of four outdoor spaces, a completely stunning three-tiered Italianate garden, lies just outside French doors on the home’s entry level. This enchanted grotto, featured in the City Gardens Club of New York spring tour, offers a fountain with an antique water-sprouting stone lion’s head, a wishing well and lush plantings for a quiet and peaceful atmosphere day or night.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

There are two private terraces on the third and fourth floors and a private gated entry courtyard for enough outdoor space to escape city life; you might even get lost trying to find your way back.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

The aforementioned casual dining area off the downstairs kitchen is the perfect spot for three-tiered Italianate garden-gazing.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

Upstairs in the private quarters you’ll find five bedrooms and a library (or sixth bedroom).

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

The home offers four full baths and a powder room, all with high-end finishes and fixtures including lots of luxurious tile and marble.

115 East 79th Street, Townhouse, Upper East Side, Italianate Garden, Brownstone

Though not pictured, the basement is complete with a gym area, two washers, two dryers and plenty of storage. And this is no drafty old palazzo: Throughout the house you’ll find two-zone central air, radiator heating, a humidification system and a security system–and don’t forget that elevator, perfect for when you’ve put in a little too much time downstairs in the gym.

[Listing: 115 East 79th Street by Karen Conolly Advocate for Douglas Elliman]

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