163 East 64th Street
163 East 64th Street | New York, NY 10065
GREAT NEW! The seller is now willing to include several extremely valuable items; 19th Century Chandeliers, some Antique Sconces, a Lalique Inspired Skylight, and 10 Fragonard Replica Panel Paintings commissioned by the owner. The original panels hang in the Frick Museum. Constructed in 1872 by notable architect John G. Prague and situated on a superior block on the Upper East Side, 163 East 64th Street offers 8,000 square feet of both grand and comfortable town home living...with additional air rights that will allow an upward expansion of 1,400 square feet.
Onlookers readily remark on the distinguished raked limestone and red clay brick facade on this stately five-story residence. The facade was restored by the same craftsman that worked on Saint John the Devine. While only residents and guests have the pleasure to step from the hustle bustle of the City streets across the bluestone radiant heated sidewalk pavers through a secure, gated entry into the majestic garden floor. Once inside, you'll find inlaid marble floors, mahogany doors, a powder room, and hand painted Chinese panels on the walls. While stepping through the art gallery styled foyer you'll get a sneak peek of the grandeur of the home.
An impressive alternative to the beautiful spiral staircase is an original, elegant and pristine 1923 Otis elevator servicing all floors. Passengers will note the detailed parquet floor, beveled-mirror panels and painted trompe l'oeil.
With five contiguous rooms, the second floor is an entertainer's dream. The mirrored French receiving area provides immediate delight as you glance up at the impressive Russian-styled chandelier. You can relax in the handsome and welcoming library surrounded by personal tomes, elegant art and richly carved wood panels. The moldings of English pine date back to 1872. ... more on SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/RPLU21920035350