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TOWNHOUSE PERFECTION...Impeccably designed elevator townhouse that was completely re-built and reimagined into a modern-day oasis. Designed by FLANK architects this flawless townhouse spared no expenses from the carefully crafted materials to the master workmanship. The residence exudes the highest standards of finish and is truly a home for the ages.
The house was originally built in 1875 and was re-built in the 1920's by the notable architect Frederick Sterner and features a striking bow window with wrought iron detailing. The interior went through a 5-year restoration with an excruciating focus on detail and quality in which the stone, hardware and millwork were commissioned from Italian and local artisans. The result is a true masterpiece and labor of love that seamlessly balances form and function.
The residence totals 5500sf which spread over five (5) floors , a finished basement and three (3) private outdoor spaces that span over 1100sf. Their is a total of four (4) bedrooms, four (4) full bathrooms and two (2) powder rooms, and an elevator that services all five (5) floors of the home. The lower level of the home has been fully excavated to an 8.5' ceiling height and can be used as a flexible suite or additional room. The exquisite features of the home include herringbone-patterned solid black walnut hardwood floors, three (3) wood-burning limestone fireplaces, twelve (12) zone central A/C and heat, five (5) zone radiant heat flooring, two (2) forced hot water heating zones for the exterior front and rear of home, Nanz hardware, custom steel doors/windows, mahogany doors in the entry, living room and library, and fully irrigated garden with outdoor gas grill. The house lends itself to entertaining from the formal to casual beginning with the garden level which has a fully retractable glass wall between the kitchen and garden which is ideal for summer cocktail parties, BBQ's or a place of refuge for the family.
Ascend to the parlor floor to the elegant living room replete with a bar, fireplace and sizable double-entry terrace over-looking the landscaped garden below which easily adapts to a catered evening or social gathering. Conveniently located across the rotund gallery landing sits the multi-functional formal dining room/library/parlor room wrapped in upholstered velvet walls with a prominent bowed window as the centerpiece for the ultimate in sophistication.
The penthouse atelier with dramatic floor-to-skylight windows features a bar and outdoor living room bounded by natural bamboo walls and a state-of-the-art retractable awning for privacy and shade and serves as a natural setting for relaxation, quiet contemplation and casual entertaining.
211 East 61st Street is located in the coveted Treadwell Farms Historic District and is recognized for its protected views, gorgeous tree-lined blocks and uniform height of houses, as well as the distinguished citizens and luminaries that have called this enclave home from the past to present. It still maintains a unique ambiance of community from neighborhood socials, special holiday events from trick-or-treating to caroling and garden tours. Within a short distance of Central Park, iconic museums, schools, transportation and world-class restaurants and shopping this one-of-a-kind master build is a home that will impress the most discernable buyer. Call or e-mail us today for a private viewing of this unique address.