There’s an exquisite new listing at 314 East 69th Street, asking $9.75 million. This remarkable townhome’s owners clearly spared no expense renovating the space, commissioning award-winning architect Oliver Cope for the job. His signature classic style suits this Lenox Hill house beautifully, and the final result is a spectacular home that is likely to impress even the most discerning prospective buyer.
It’s all in the details with this elegant six-story townhome. Masterful craftsmanship is displayed throughout the four-bedroom house, including its three wood-burning fireplaces, which are surrounded by antique statuary marble mantels and lined with custom brick in a herringbone pattern.
A vestibule on the garden level ushers you into a graceful dining room. Its custom-cut, quarter-sawn oak parquet floors extend throughout most of the home, as do the genuine plaster walls, ceilings, and moldings. The top-of-the-line stainless steel kitchen features Carrara marble countertops and access to the landscaped, bluestone-tiled garden, which boasts a limestone fountain. This level also has a library and a powder room.
Upstairs on the parlor floor are a living room and family room, both with the aforementioned fireplaces. There’s also a powder room with a Calacatta gold slab floor and Sherle Wagner vanity and fixtures.
The third floor is dedicated entirely to the master suite, which includes the third fireplace, a double dressing room, and a master bath with dual vanities, a shower stall with bench, and a refurbished antique English tub. The other three bedrooms occupy the fourth floor, while the fifth floor is a library/guest suite with two large terraces.
Finally, the basement houses the laundry room and a temperature-controlled red cedar wine cellar. All the doors have Nanz nickel hardware while the bathroom hardware is Waterworks.
Interestingly enough, this townhome is one of a formerly uniform group of rowhouses purchased by developer James E. Ray in the late 1870s for rental property. We can’t help but wonder how Mr. Ray would react if he knew his three-story townhome (which would have rented for well under $100 a month in the late 19th century) is now a six-story, $10 million home.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Lenox Hill