Built to nearly the full depth of the 100-foot lot, 163 East 64th Street offers a rare opportunity to acquire a home of extraordinary space and grandeur. Originally constructed in 1872, this 20-foot-wide, 8000 sq ft townhouse is one of the Upper East Side’s most distinguished properties.
The parlor floor features 12 foot ceilings and parquet de Versailles floors, a stately original English pine library with large fireplace and moldings, an elegant Louis XIV style living room with Fragonard panels inspired by the Fragonard room at the Frick collection. A handsome Belle Epoque American walnut bar with Lalique-styled glass ceiling and intricate wood inlaid floors. A formal dining room with crown moldings and a magnificent Rouge Royale Louis XIV-style marble fireplace.
Upper living quarters on the 3rd & 4th floors feature five bedrooms, two are master suites, with ample closets, fireplaces, ensuite marble baths, and fine cabinetry. A staff suite is accessible by a private stairwell. There is a rear bedroom/office which leads to a terrace with lush plantings, arched brickwork, surround sound, a bronze statuesque fountain and high red brick limestone walls with wrought iron arches and a bluestone marble floor.
The formal entry opens to a marble foyer, powder room, elevator and a formal staircase. A vestibule leads to a gym with full bath and a service entrance to the street. In the rear is a large eat in chef’s kitchen with walk-in wine storage, trie sink, triple door Subzero, Wolf stove and Miele dishwasher.
The large windowed basement features full-height ceilings, a walk in wine cellar, cedar closet & laundry. The home features state of the art security & sound systems, central air conditioning, snow melting for the sidewalk & roof terrace. Additional air rights are available for a 5th floor expansion offering 1400 sq ft of additional space, renderings shown. Located steps from the best of New York’s shopping & dining as well as a short stroll to Central Park.