Historic Henderson Place Townhouse Asks $7.5 Million

Posted On Thu, October 2, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, October 2, 2014 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

Oh, how the times change. In the late 19th century, developer John C. Henderson began constructing an enclave of townhouses, designed by architectural firm Lamb & Rich, and intended for “persons of moderate means”. Today, one of those Yorkville homes is available for rent, asking $25,900 per month… or if you’d like to purchase it outright, $7.495 million.

If you’re looking for remnants of 146 East End Avenue’s low-income housing past, you’re in for a disappointment. The result of a “painstaking” two-year gut renovation, this desirable dwelling only speaks the language of luxury. However, if there’s any city that knows how to preserve its history while providing modern amenities, it’s New York. The final result is a beautifully updated home that pays homage to its honorable past.

146 East End Avenue, Henderson Place, John C. Henderson, Lamb & Rich

Don’t be surprised if this home inspires love at first sight. The four-bedroom townhouse welcomes you with a recessed entrance beneath a dramatic archway. The garden level is devoted almost entirely to a custom chef’s kitchen that leads to a landscaped outdoor terrace. French herringbone floors and a wood-burning fireplace enhance the living room and dining room of the parlor floor. This level also has a small garden out front.

146 East End Avenue, Henderson Place, John C. Henderson, Lamb & RichCourtesy of Leslie J. Garfield

The second floor has the master suite and an inventive beamed second bedroom with a pocket door, appropriately designated as a nursery. New parents can glance into the room without disturbing their bundle of joy thanks to a glass wall off the staircase. However, if you don’t have a baby, the lack of privacy may prove to be uncomfortable for guests or older children. Not to mention, entrance into the floor’s only bathroom requires passing through the master bedroom. Fortunately, guests have other options with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the third floor.

146 East End Avenue, Henderson Place, John C. Henderson, Lamb & RichCourtesy of Leslie J. Garfield

This Queen Anne style town home has even more bonuses with custom-fitted closets, professionally designed lighting, integrated Bose sound system, and an abundance of sunlight from eastern and western exposures. The windows throughout the home are designed with the signature tiny square pane arrangements that are found throughout the enclave. Residents can also enjoy an unobstructed view of Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion, and the East River.

[Listing: 146 East End Avenue by Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon of Core Group]

Photos courtesy of Core

Photos courtesy of Leslie J. Garfield

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Neighborhoods : Upper East Side,Yorkville

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