Evoking chic Manhattan style in every intricate detail, this beautifully refined townhome is ideally located between Park and Lexington Avenues. Originally built in the late 1800’s and completely gut-renovated over the past several years, this townhouse was once home to prolific producer David Merrick, Tony Award winner for musicals such as 42nd Street, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly! The home’s elegant landmarked exterior is a vision in limestone and brick with an original decorative cornice. Decades of history and a classic façade magnify the contemporary interiors, the result of a flawless, down-to-the-studs renovation with no expense spared. The bones of this timeless structure have been reinforced with steel. On every floor touch panels allow for lighting integration, temperature control, and sound. The rear facade has been expanded on two levels to accommodate a 16-foot high glass atrium overlooking a landscaped garden and patio. The rooftop terrace is complete with a hot tub, sundeck, wet bar, open-air rain shower, powder room, and perimeter wind barriers to ensure privacy and a tranquil ambience. The focus of the garden level includes an Arclinea-designed custom kitchen swathed in marble, walnut and stainless steel. Sure to please any gourmand, this space has been outfitted with a spacious pantry, integrated storage, and appliances by Gaggenau, Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero. A formal dining area in the light-filled atrium opens to a marble-paved garden with an ipe bench and irrigated landscaping. The home also features a cozy family room with a private entrance. A sweeping sculptural staircase anchors the parlor level, complete with a secluded office and powder room. The roof to the atrium soars above the sun-washed living room, which features an Antolini brown marble fireplace. On the third floor, the calming master suite—one of five stylish, serene bedrooms—occupies the entire floor. It includes plentiful closet space and an opulent bath clad almost entirely in marble. The master suite opens to a balcony of its own, a private retreat for restful repose, framed by a verdant trellis. The remaining bedrooms are located on the upper levels and include en suite baths. Uniquely beautiful views south on every level face exceptionally picturesque, single-family homes and views north face the limestone mansions across the street. Reflections of classicism remain, from the walnut finish completing the new hydraulic elevator, which services all six floors, to the handsome oak hardwood floors, which have been updated and are warmed by environmentally-friendly, in-floor radiant heating. Ultimately, this home represents a perfect blend of old and new, a place where history and modernity meet in consummate style.
$19,500,000 / 130 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021