New York, NY, USA
128 EAST 74TH STREET
Surrounded by a high wrought-iron fence, enter this 18.75 foot-wide townhouse through either of the two front doors. The eastern door leads to a large mud room with built-in storage for coats and boots with a large bike room and A/V equipment room beyond and connected passage to the entrance hall. The western door leads to a marble entry hall with a fireplace. A second coat closet and a powder room are positioned opposite a grand curved stair leading up to the parlour level. Entry to the elevator - which services every floor - and a door to the finished basement are also accessed from the front hall.
Go down to the chef's kitchen, informal dining space and access to the brilliant south-facing garden. Kitchen features a SubZero side-by-side fridge, two Sub-Zero lateral refrigerators beneath the counter, wine refrigerator, high speed cook oven/microwave, convection oven, Viking hooded range which vents to the outside, two dishwashers, a large sink on the center island and a bar-sink below the custom cherry cabinetry which surrounds the kitchen. There is also a built-in desk wired for phone, fax, and Ethernet. The kitchen adjoins an informal dining area with a built-in banquet, French doors flanked on either side by flower-boxes, a fireplace, and speakers connected to the central A/V system.
The sun-flooded south-facing garden is enclosed by a high brick wall surrounded by ivy, wiring for lights, audio, irrigation system, and stone pavers.
With an elegantly curved stair leading to a bowed landing gracious enough to accommodate a grand piano, the parlour floor is arranged with formal dining in front and two large entertaining rooms in the rear. This level includes high ceilings as well as three windows in front and back allowing light to travel seamlessly end-to-end. With an onyx powder room as well as a wet bar in the living room and two fireplaces, this becomes the definitive entertaining level.
The master bedroom suite includes a large bedroom in the rear overlooking boxed plantings and the garden and a large walk-in closet. An enormous master bath with a sunken Jacuzzi tub and stall shower also includes two sinks and a separate W.C. The master bath leads to a large custom-built dressing room in front, occupying the full width of the house, also accessible through the main hall.
Floors four and five each include two bedrooms with en-suite baths and a full laundry room on the fourth floor. The sixth floor is arranged as a private office with a large solarium presently used as a gymnasium. This room includes a fireplace and sits opposite the ipe-wood decked roof garden which offers sweeping city views. The finished basement is a full height floor with a half-bath, wine room, pantry, and vast amounts of storage.
Other features include: central air, below-window radiator heating, humidification system, radiant heat in all five (5) full baths, central vacuum system, six (6) fireplaces that can be used either to burn gas or wood, an elevator that services every level, Lutron lighting, CAT5 wiring, a cedar closet, and expertly sourced finishes in every room.