Gilded Age Glamour
Built in 1895, this 12,729-square-foot manor just off Fifth Avenue exemplifies the refined style of New York’s Gilded Age. Its six levels offer a total of 22 rooms, including nine bedrooms, as well as three terraces and a garden.
It retains a host of period details — including marble fireplaces, beautiful inlaid wood floors, plaster relief ceilings, intricate moldings, Ionic columns, and casement windows — while architect Stephen Wang’s masterful renovation has added an array of modern flair and amenities.
The building’s stately neoclassical limestone façade and gated forecourt took inspiration from the designs of the illustrious McKim, Mead & White. The interior floor plan is both fabulous and functional, beginning with the glamorous entrance gallery, with its marble and onyx floors and a dramatic staircase with an opulent wrought iron and brass balustrade.
Chefs of any caliber will appreciate the spacious kitchen, which has been outfitted with appliances from Miele, Sub-Zero, and Wolf and is accompanied by a breakfast room overlooking the colorful garden.
The highlight of the second level is a magnificent entertaining space, a classical enfilade of a grand reception area, living room, and formal dining room that can accommodate groups of up to 100. Adjoining are a bar, a butler’s pantry, and an inviting terrace.
On the third floor are a handsomely paneled library with a fireplace and the generous master suite, which includes a private solarium, his and her marble baths, and two dressing rooms.
Four bedrooms are secluded on the fourth floor along with two baths and an idyllic planted terrace.
An auxiliary guest suite and an expansive recreation and media room with surround sound occupy the fifth level, while the uppermost floor provides a gym with a serene yoga terrace and additional living quarters that include a kitchen with a dining area, a living room, two bedrooms, two baths, and a walk-in cedar closet. A capacious wine cellar and storage rooms are located on the lowest level, which — as with every other floor in the residence — can be easily accessed via an elevator.
The home’s six working fireplaces have been thoughtfully preserved, while numerous modern conveniences have been added, from central air conditioning, automated window treatments, and a security system to a Crestron system for audio-visual components and Wi-Fi.
The location, near Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is practically paramount in New York, while the home itself — truly one of the city’s grande dames of luxury and style — is second to none.
Offered at: $29,500,000
Location: 11 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028