Upper East Side mansion with three-car garage lists for only the second time in 100 years, asking $12M
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Upper East Side mansion with three-car garage lists for only the second time in 100 years, asking $12M

September 22, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This 100-year-old house at 182 East 64th Street is extra in every sense of the word. At 25 feet, it’s extra wide; with 8,500 square feet, it’s extra spacious; with 14 rooms and six bathrooms, it’s extra roomy; and with a private three-car garage, it’s extra covetable. In addition to its sheer size, the private residence also has a noteworthy pedigree. It was once home to John Hay “Jock” Whitney and is currently owned by the estate of the late Jayne Wrightsman. It’s now for sale for only the second time in 100 years, asking $12 million.

It’s not clear when Whitney–publisher of The New York Herald Tribune, president of MoMA, and U.S. Ambassador to England–owned the home, but in 1955, at the age of 51, he purchased an even wider townhouse around the corner at 163 East 63rd Street, where he lived until at least 1977. It’s also not clear when Wrightsman, famed philanthropist and art collector, bought the home, but she notably was a long-time resident and board member of the nearby co-op 820 Fifth Avenue.

The five-level, elevator building has a total of 14 rooms, including six bedrooms, as well as six bathrooms. It totals 8,500 square feet, plus there’s another 1,700 square feet in the basement. What’s tricky is that it’s currently configured as four floor-through apartments, though it could easily be turned back to a single-family residence.

One of the most beautiful parts of the home is the huge great room. It’s nearly 500 square feet and has 13-foot ceilings and double-height south-facing windows. It opens to the 535-square-foot garden. There’s also a terrace at the rear of the second floor.

Located between Lexington and Third Avenues, the home is just around the corner from the F and Q trains at 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue, and it’s only four blocks to Central Park.

[Listing details: 182 East 64th Street at CityRealty]

[At Brown Harris Stevens by John Burger]


Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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