143 East 63rd St - Upper East Side, New York
Located on one of the Upper East Side's most distinctive and beautiful townhouse blocks, this historic manse enjoys a glittering and storied pedigree as host to many of the world's most celebrated luminaries in show business, literature, and politics. An impressive 25-feet wide on a lot more than 100-feet deep, this stately residence is uncommonly comfortable, and private. Every inch of this nearly 8,000 square foot home has been painstakingly restored to conjure the artful opulence of yesteryear without sacrifice to modern convenience. A grand foyer sets the tone for each of the home's 16 rooms, all of which enjoy lush tree-line or garden views. The exquisite public spaces have been designed for seamless entertaining on any scale, with soaring 12-foot ceilings, a baronial 24' X 20' living room, a wet bar, and sitting rooms for more intimate gatherings.The home's private quarters, comprised of 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 1 half-bathroom, has been thoughtfully designed to afford each resident and guest maximum privacy and convenience. A gym and meditation terrace crown the top floor, offering sweeping city views. To the rear, lush blankets of ivy cascade over antique brick walls and fill the timeless garden with a palpable sense of romance. A pair of pagodas join to create an outdoor living room and dining room; an elegant extension of the main house. To ensure the harmonious operation and maintenance of this expansive residence, the full basement has been outfitted to facilitate household operations and includes staff offices, a laundry room, abundant storage, and wine refrigeration.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman