This townhouse has more amenities than blocks worth of NYC.
This sprawling seven-story (including finished basement) Manhattan manse oozes glamor — but inside, the decadence really is beyond that.
The Upper East Side neighborhood at 164 E. 70th St. includes 7,400 square feet of not only living space, but the kind of comfort and entertainment that public institutions crave most. This includes a basketball court, six wood-burning fireplaces, a library, bar and gardens.
“Originally built in 1901, this 20-foot-wide old-world mansion has been fabulously restored and updated,” Corcoran’s Cathy Franklin told The Post. “The design is traditional, yet modern – decidedly 21st century – and reflects today’s lifestyle while respecting the beauty of the past.”
Although the original plasterwork and decorative moldings have been retained, there are also many contemporary additions.
“Working together, the team at BWArchitects, PSA Studios and Kari McCabe have created a true masterpiece,” Franklin continued. “The interiors have been opened up from front to back, allowing light to stream in through incredible glass walls, which overlook the south-facing terrace and garden.
Highlights of the lavish layout include the main floor grand salon, terrace overlooking the garden and third floor library suite, fourth floor master suite with walk-in closet, separate dressing room and bathroom. baths with one of the wood-burning fireplaces as well as radiant heated floors and basketball court on the top floor. The garden level, meanwhile, is “perfect accommodation for staff or a guest suite,” and the fifth floor has two “oversized bedroom suites,” according to the listing.
An elevator connects the levels.
“The home brings a bit of the downtown aesthetic to one of the Upper East Side’s best townhouse blocks,” Franklin said, adding “I’m pleased to report that we’re already seeing a Incredible buyer interest in this one-of-a-kind home.
New York Post