Upper East Side townhouse with an indoor lap pool asks $18M

Posted On Thu, February 18, 2021 By

Posted On Thu, February 18, 2021 By In Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

This Upper East Side townhouse at 17 East 74th Street was built in 1869 in the neo-Federal style. And though it retains this historic pedigree from the street, inside it’s been modernized with opulent finishes and a classicaly elegant style. According to the Post, the home, which is on the market for $18 million, is owned by Sandi Feinberg, widow of the late philanthropist Herbert Feinberg. They bought the five-story house in 1989 for $2.5 million and then spent three years on a renovation that included adding a 46-foot-long saltwater lap pool and hot tub on the lower level, as well as spiffing up the garden and roof deck.

Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by a marble black-and-white foyer, off which is a glitzy mirrored powder room and the elevator entrance.

The kitchen is at the back of this floor. It reads a bit 1990s, but it certainly has plenty of cabinets and counter space. Off the kitchen is a lovely den, complete with a tray ceiling and solarium wall of windows that opens to the beautiful, landscaped garden.

Up the spiral staircase or via the elevator, the second floor holds the living room that has a wet bar and full bathroom and overlooks the back garden. The street-facing, wood-paneled dining room features a wood-burning fireplace and two Juliet balconies.

The entire third floor is devoted to the primary bedroom suite. It has its own wood-burning fireplace, a dressing area plus three large walk-in closets, a half bathroom, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom situated behind a rear bay window.

There are two more large bedrooms on the fourth floor, each with large walk-in closets and ensuite baths. There is also a laundry room on this floor.

The top level is currently configured as a large office and assistant suite, complete with a kitchenette. As it has a full bathroom, this could easily become another bedroom. In addition, there’s an adjacent two-bedroom suite with a kitchen and full bathroom.

The roof terrace has gorgeous views of the Upper East Side and even over to Central Park.

Finally, the lower level boasts a limestone heated saline lap pool, hot tub, lounge area, gym, and storage. There’s also a cellar level with more storage space and a temperature-controlled wine cellar (Mr. Feinberg was a vintner who imported Stolichnaya vodka from Russia, according to the Post).

The home encompasses approximately 10,000 interior square feet, plus 1,200 square feet of outdoor space.

[Listing details: 17 East 74th Street at CityRealty]

[At Fox Residential by Alexis Hilton Mintz and Barbara Fox]


Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

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Neighborhoods : Upper East Side



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