New York, NY, USA
10 GRACIE SQUARE
This palatial sun-flooded eighteen room southeast corner duplex was built in 1930 for Margaret Mellon Hitchcock. This one-of-a-kind trophy residence originally had eight bedrooms and six staff bedrooms which have now been redesigned into a four-room master suite, five additional bedroom suites and a double staff room. There are eight en-suite full bathrooms and two powder rooms. The impressive home has sweeping river views, spectacular light throughout, ceilings up to 11 feet, three wood-burning fireplaces and a terrace floating on the river. AD100 renowned architect, Alan Wanzenberg has done a meticulous renovation with the highest level of finishes used throughout. All of the mechanical elements have been replaced including seven-zone central air conditioning as well as supplemental through-the-wall air conditioning, fiber optic wiring throughout, a Lutron lighting system, a Crestron audio/video system with two central media closets, and enormous Panorama picture windows. Filled with unique architectural details, the home has been thoughtfully renovated with specialty paint finishes, custom millwork, plaster moldings, rift-oak flooring, E.R. Butler Co. hardware and Waterworks fixtures. This spectacular home is one of those rare residences that provides not only a grand space for entertaining, but also has elegant private living quarters with all the comforts one could possibly hope for in a home.A private elevator landing finished in limestone leads to an impressive entrance gallery with a coat closet and a renovated powder room. Off the gallery is the regal corner living room which is 28 feet long with a wall of five huge windows and a floor to ceiling glass door opening to the south-facing terrace perched on the river. The magnificent room has picturesque river views and a wood burning fireplace. Adjacent is an enormous dining room that seats 30 people and has three oversized windows which also overlook the river. Also off the gallery is a corner Sycamore paneled library facing south and east with breathtaking river views, custom built-ins and the second wood burning fireplace. Off the library is a handsome bar finished in Sycamore that has a Subzero refrigerator. There is an extraordinary eat-in kitchen with four large windows, custom cabinetry and stone countertops. It is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including a 48-inch Subzero refrigerator/freezer, two additional Subzero refrigerator drawers, two Viking ovens, a Viking six-burner range and grill, a Viking vented hood, a Viking wine refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers and two sinks. Off the kitchen is a separate windowed breakfast room that seats 10 people as well as a windowed butler's pantry with a built-in desk, a mudroom area with custom built-ins, and a pantry closet. Adjacent is the second powder room as well as a beautifully finished entertainment/media room for informal gatherings. As for the private quarters, there are four bedrooms suites on the first level of the duplex. Each bedroom has an en-suite windowed renovated bathroom and large walk-in closets. The corner suite also features the third wood burning fireplace. There are also three large hallway closets.Up a stunning staircase is the exquisite master suite comprised of four rooms and two full luxurious bathrooms. The master bedroom faces south with views of the river. There are three closets in this room and a dressing room. In the corner facing south and west is the master sitting room which has a 10 foot long walk-in closet and an en-suite renovated windowed bathroom finished in marble that faces south and has a walk-in shower as well as built-in storage and a vanity area. The last room has been made into a windowed dressing room with six closets and custom built-ins and it has a lavish en-suite renovated windowed bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub completed in marble. Down the hall is a corner bedroom suite that is currently being used as a home gym and has a Subzero refrigerator and an en-suite windowed renovated bathroom. There is a double staff bedroom with an en-suite bathroom as well as a fully equipped windowed laundry room with two sets of side by side Whirlpool Duet vented washer/dryers, a sink and abundance of storage. In addition there are three hallway closets and a back staircase leading to the kitchen. A storage bin transfers with the sale. The building allows 30% financing. There is a 3% flip tax paid by the purchaser.10 Gracie Square is one of the most exclusive addresses in New York. The building offers residents the highest level of white-glove services including a vaulted driveway with its own marble walkway and doormen at both the 84th and 83rd Street entrances. You are able to drive through the carport and disembark in front of your lobby. Residents may park their car in the carport three nights a month. Right off the lobby is the beautiful 15-acre Carl Schurz Park which has a playground, sports court and two dog runs.