On the Upper East Side near Fifth Avenue sits a stunning 15,200-square-foot limestone mansion.
The architecturally magnificent home, a testament to Manhattan’s historic Gilded Age, is listed at a whopping $65 million–making it among a handful of the most expensive townhouses to ever be listed in NYC, according to 6SqFt.
Built in 1899 and sitting on a 15’ x 105’ swathe of land, the mansion was designed by original architect, C.P.H. Gilbert, who was known for opulent, chateau-inspired Francois Ier style. Since being built it has undergone a complete renovation by its current owner.
The six-story, 35-foot wide home sits set back from East 79th Street by a court enclosed by wrought iron gates. A set of bronze-and-glass doors serves as the main entry to the home.
Inside offers over 15,000-square-feet of interior living space with soaring high ceilings and large west-facing windows offering stunning Central Park views. It includes two elevators, both a chef’s kitchen and a catering kitchen, a wine cellar, a library, security and administrative offices, a sky lit gym, a wrap-around terrace, and more.
The first floor begins with a majestic gallery anchored by a grand staircase. The gallery opens into a marble-paneled hall leading to the reception room, security and administrative offices, a powder room, a cloak room, and a terrace.
Both the staircase and elevator access lead to the second floor parlor level.
This floor houses the formal living and dining room, a well-appointed pantry, and a powder room. Ceilings soar to over thirteen feet in height on this level and the windows look out upon the courtyard.
The third floor is the heart of the residence and is less formal than the floors below.
Perfect for every day elegant living, a library, a second informal dining room, a chef’s kitchen including a butler’s pantry, and another powder room are found on this floor.
A private primary suite makes up the entirety of the fourth floor.
This extremely serene and private level, which can be accessed by the grand central staircase, features a 12-foot-ceiling bedroom with a large bathroom and two large dressing rooms. A second smaller room, which can be used as an office or second bedroom, also has a full bath.
The fifth floor of the home features three bedrooms, one with an ensuite bath and one with a terrace that wraps around the southern and western sides of the residence.
Above this, on the sixth floor, are two more bedrooms with a shared bath. A kitchen and gym can also be found on this floor.
The lower level is where one will find the security office, laundry room, and multiple storage rooms, including a wine cellar, mechanical rooms, and a room solely for firewood storage. The chef’s catering kitchen is also on this floor.
Extraordinary detail is seen throughout the home using only the very top-quality methods and materials, such as solid mahogany doors and windows, hand-chosen marble paneling and floors, rare English brown oak paneling, parquet de Versailles and herringbone white oak floors, and carved plaster crown moldings.
The home is listed by Serena Boardman and Susan Baker of Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage. It’s listed at $65,000,000 and the monthly taxes have a hefty price tag of $18,653.
You can see the full listing here.