This magnificent neo-Federal mansion sprawls over approximately 12,000 square feet across six levels, including the lower level. It boasts seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two powder rooms. Situated just steps away from Fifth Avenue and Central Park, this classic residence embodies the epitome of Upper East Side sophistication and offers a truly unique chance to own a piece of Manhattan's illustrious history. Beyond its refined Flemish-bond brick and limestone exterior, this home is bathed in natural light, features lofty ceilings, and boasts generously sized rooms. Upon entering through the vestibule, an elegant foyer gracefully unfolds, leading you to the stately parlor floor. Beyond the French doors, you'll discover a dazzling formal dining room, bathed in natural light from its expansive windows. This room is serviced by a butler's pantry equipped with custom copper fixtures and ample storage. A discreet service staircase guides you to the garden-level chef's kitchen, complete with top-of-the-line appliances, a cozy breakfast nook, and an adjacent pantry. On the parlor level, directly across from the dining room, you'll find a dignified, north-facing formal living room spanning 23 feet in width, with ceilings soaring up to 12 feet. It features a working fireplace and an expansive wall of windows. Nestled in the middle of the parlor floor is a grand sitting rooma perfect space for entertaining before or after dinner. Completing this floor is a resplendent, gilded powder room featuring a custom Rosa Levante pink marble vanity. Throughout the second floor, you'll notice meticulous decorative choices, including coffered ceilings. Ascending to the third floor unveils a timeless wood-paneled library with a fireplace and a fully equipped built-in bar adorned with custom crystal cabinets and polished black and white marble counters. A spacious office with a fireplace provides maximum privacy and tranquility. Located at the back of the third floor is a generous guest bedroom with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open onto a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden, along with an ensuite bathroom. Encompassing the entire fourth floor, the palatial primary suite boasts an impressive bedroom, two walk-in closets, and a working fireplace. The ensuite bathroom is a true marvel, featuring a spacious soaking tub, a separate walk-in shower, dual vanities, and a separate W/C, ensuring an utterly indulgent, spa-like experience. Enhancing this regal suite is a south-facing sunroom that opens onto a 250 sq. ft. finished terrace. The fifth floor offers three additional bedrooms, two of which feature ensuite bathrooms, along with a media/playroom. Additional features of this extraordinary home include staff quarters with a full bathroom on the garden level, a full basement housing a laundry room and ample storage, and a separate entry for deliveries or services. Built by John H. Duncan, the architect responsible for the General Grant National Memorial on Riverside Drive, and situated in the prime Gold Coast neighborhood with immediate access to Manhattan's finest shops and restaurants, this represents a rare opportunity for a discerning buyer who appreciates the exceptional location and the grandeur of this late 19th-century townhouse.
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