This $13M slender UES townhouse has been occupied by the same family since 1907
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This $13M slender UES townhouse has been occupied by the same family since 1907

May 2, 2022

Photo credit: David DuPuy for Sotheby’s International Realty

The five-story Italianate brownstone at 38 East 70th Street may only be 16 feet wide, but what it lacks in width, it makes up for with over 5,000 square feet of preserved original details and modern updates. Asking $13,000,000, the circa-1884 home, designed by architect Charles Graham, currently offers six bedrooms and an original formal layout of rooms for sitting, dining, and display. Just two blocks from Central Park within the Upper East Side Historic District, the home has been occupied by the same family since 1907.

The home’s parlor floor is as grand as you might expect, with a formal gallery, living room, and sitting room with three wood-burning fireplaces beneath 12-foot ceilings. A skylit dining room gets the assistance of a butler’s pantry with a functioning dumbwaiter.

A private home office is situated near the front entrance. One floor down on the garden level, a cozy den is tucked in beside the door. A well-appointed and thoroughly contemporary chef’s kitchen anchors this floor. There is also a breakfast room and a powder room. In the back is a small private garden.

The top three floors of the brownstone are devoted to the home’s bedrooms. All offer a wealth of details like crown moldings and bay windows. The home’s basement offers storage space as well as a washer/dryer and a full bath.

Twenty-first-century perks that make this 19th-century home a turn-key residence include state-of-the-art communications and alarm systems, central air conditioning–and a fifty-case wine cellar.

[Listing details: 38 East 70th Street at CityRealty]

[At Sotheby’s International Realty by Kristi Ambrosetti]


Photo credit: David DuPuy for Sotheby’s International Realty

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