If you’re a painter, a sculptor or a writer–or you just like to be in close proximity to their kind–you’d be in good company with this 7,200-square-foot townhouse at 167 East 69th Street in the Upper East Side. The 25-foot-wide Neo-Georgian former carriage house is currently owned by Ann Brashares, the author of young adult series “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and her husband, painter Jacob Collins. The property itself was used by the Sculpture Center for “close to half a century,” according to the listing, and neighbors have included Mark Rothko and art dealer Larry Gagosian. It’s asking $18.95 million–curb cut and garage included.
The 1908 home got a total re-design by Fairfax and Sammons including custom millwork while preserving the original detailing throughout. The five bedroom triplex includes a massive studio space and a garage on the ground floor with a mezzanine above.
The dramatic skylit studio has 14.5-foot ceilings and is the perfect space for continuing the artistic tradition or building your own personal recreation center, gym or home theater.
The parlor floor surrounds a great hall with an equally grand staircase winding around it. Tall arched windows and a huge skylight maximize sunlight and highlight the impressive architecture that includes a wood-burning fireplace.
An open chef’s kitchen overlooks a landscaped outdoor terrace complete with trellis, seating and grill.
One floor up is a large master suite and three additional bedrooms.
Every inch of space is put to good use: A setback on the top floor holds two additional bedrooms and another full bath; there is also the opportunity to create a roof deck for a second outdoor oasis in the city.
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Images courtesy of Leslie J. Garfield.
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side