Situated mid-block on a distinctive Upper East Side townhouse street, this elegant and sun-flooded home with a European feel includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a powder room. Spread over five floors with generously proportioned rooms and ceiling heights, the home benefits from pretty views of trees to the north and south and a rare 42 deep landscaped south-facing garden. This superb offering presents an opportunity to acquire a very livable and impeccably maintained townhouse.
A gated front court leads to an entry foyer which greets you on the garden level. This level includes an attractive dining room with wood burning fireplace and an expansive view to the south facing garden. The beautifully landscaped garden with abundant ivy and boxwood offers an inviting space for outdoor entertaining and remains green through the winter months. A windowed eat-in kitchen with a breakfast banquet plus a powder room off the entry foyer completes the garden level.
Upstairs, the Living Room and Library on the Parlor level have the feeling of a townhouse in London with voluminous 115 ceilings and a sweep of views from front to back. The elegant south facing living room with a wood burning fireplace overlooks the garden through a wall of floor to ceiling windows which echo the scale of the room. The Library offers a cozy contrast and includes a wood burning fireplace, handsome bookshelves and a wall of three windows with tree-lined views over 63rd Street. The third full-floor master bedroom suite includes a vast sun-drenched south facing bedroom with a wood burning fireplace which is crowned by a dressing room with a wood burning fireplace and custom built-in closets and bookshelves (which also doubles as a fifth bedroom). The fourth floor is comprised of two equally spacious bedrooms which share a bath in-between. Completing the layout, a top floor addition includes a sunny south facing guest bedroom with a windowed bath en-suite. The home is complete with central air-conditioning and warmly textured hardwood floors in the main rooms of the house.
158 East 63rd Street is a comfortable house with wonderful energy and very pretty outlooks both in the front and rear of the home. Originally built in 1872, the home has been renovated and restored through the years while being respectful to preserve its elegant, classical proportion a quality shared by every room.
Manhattan’s Upper East Side extends from 59th St. to 96th St., east of Fifth Avenue and is known as one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood consists of stylishly restored old mansions, luxury high rises, stately townhouses, and several of the best co-ops and condos in Manhattan. This district includes access to some of the finest public schools as well as elite private schools like The Dalton School and The Brearley School. Central Park is a quick westward stroll away. Art lovers will find that they can walk to their favorite museums, namely The Metropolitan, The Guggenheim, The Frick, and The Whitney. They can also visit the famous auction houses of Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Posh boutiques and upscale intimate restaurants enhance the area’s elegance.
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