From four leaf clovers to corned beef and cabbage, today’s the day to celebrate all things Irish, and with a bit of luck maybe the seventeen rooms of this grand residence located at 120 East End Avenue at the corner of 85th Street in Yorkville will finally find a buyer. Initially listed in 2012, this magnificent six-bedroom, sun-flooded, full-service cooperative offers an elegant, sophisticated living experience rarely available in Manhattan.
A private entrance on East End Avenue opens to a spacious 300-square-foot foyer. From there you can take your pick of the–appropriate for today–green and grand salon to the left and the gorgeously appointed drawing room to the right, both of which feature stunning wood-burning fireplaces. Or, head straight through the dramatic gallery to access the rest of the sprawling first floor. No matter which path you choose you’ll be greeted by eleven-foot ceilings and jaw-dropping dimensions–the dining room alone seats 30.
The kitchen is a massive 23 by 31 feet alongside quarters for a staff of four. With two refrigerators, multiple sinks and dishwashers, and closets and cabinetry wherever you turn, it was clearly designed for large-scale entertaining in keeping with the scale of the rest of the home.
A spectacular sweeping staircase leads to the 2nd floor, where six large bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, can accommodate the largest of families or a host of overnight guests. The master bedroom features a huge walk-in closet and is situated next to a library with its own wood-burning fireplace and built-in shelving for your favorite tomes.
With direct views of Carl Schurz Park and situated in a building designed by architect Charles A. Platt featuring an all-limestone facade commissioned by Vincent Astor (husband of legendary New Yorker and philanthropist Brooke Astor) in 1931, we think this classic residence, back on the market for $18 million, is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman