Modernity at the Marquand
Toward the end of the 19th century, financier and art collector Henry Gurdon Marquand commissioned a mansion of brick and limestone at the 68th Street corner of Madison Avenue that, in combination with two other family homes on the avenue, resembled a European palace. The building was demolished in 1913 and replaced by a 11-story Beaux Arts Revival building with a large light court and oriel windows.
A century later, that building—the Marquand—was converted into an assemblage of luxurious condominium residences, at the top of which sits this dramatic triplex penthouse, commanding sweeping views in four directions. It is a rare urban oasis on the Upper East Side, filled with lovely natural light from plentiful French doors and oversized windows. While classical details—including four fireplaces and other touches of Old World stateliness—have been thoughtfully retained, a meticulous renovation added sleek custom finishes and a sophisticated modern aesthetic that combines clean lines with subtly luxurious materials and conveniences.
A central gallery with an elevator offers access to all three levels. On the first, it opens to a spacious living room that features a warming fireplace and two bay windows, an adjoining study, a butler’s pantry and bar, and three serene bedroom suites, including a master retreat with two walk-in closets and an opulent marble bath.
On the second level are a generous eat-in kitchen with an island and top-caliber appliances, a family room, and a great room that—with its access to a wraparound terrace—is ideal for entertaining groups large or small.
The uppermost floor comprises a very private bedroom or office suite and a glorious solarium flanked by two terraces, one with a pool and hot tub.
This is a rarefied rooftop perch designed for appreciating the skyline of one of the greatest cities on earth.
Offered at: $36,000,000
Location: 11 East 68th Street, Penthouse East, New York, NY 10065