177 East 71st Street - Upper East Side, New York
177 East 71st Street is an immaculately renovated 20' wide townhouse originally built in 1909 by the architect S.E. Gage for real estate mogul Douglas Elliman and his wife Theodora. A three year renovation has brought this approximately 6,700' Neo-Federal red brick townhouse with an additional 1,700' fully built out English Basement into the 21st century while preserving the gracious and elegant feel. A substantial single family home that features 8 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 3 powder rooms, an elevator that accesses 6 floors, a formal dining room, living room, an enormous eat-in kitchen which opens to an approximately 600' garden, a home theatre, full gym, an office, a study and a roof top studio with an approximately 500' garden. The home also has 6 wood burning fireplaces, 1 gas fireplace, a wireless sound system, security system throughout, 16 zone state of the art central air-conditioning system, 20 zones for central heat and a humidification system throughout. All electrical, plumbing and mechanicals are new and state of the art. First Floor: Graceful formal entrance with wide, double entry vestibule doors welcomes one to the central foyer and a study with a gas fireplace to the left. At the back, there is a large eat-in chef's kitchen with a working fireplace. With a wall of French doors leading to a beautiful step down 2 tier garden with a gas BBQ, the eat-in kitchen is a centerpiece of this impeccable home. The wide and elegant, curving staircase leading to the parlor floor is across from the elevator and adjacent to the large mudroom. There is also a powder room on this floor. Second Floor: Ideally and graciously laid out for entertaining, the dining room with two large French doors, a Juliet balcony and a working fireplace overlooks the garden and the elegant townhouses of the East 70's. A large south facing living room with a wood burning fire place and 3 French doors overlooking 71st Street's trees is as elegant as it is welcoming. The butler's pantry is set up to add a dumb-waiter to the kitchen should one be desired. A proper powder room is also on this floor. Third Floor: Currently used as a full floor master suite with two full master baths. There is a 30' long dressing hall with closets separating the master bedroom with a working fireplace from the master study with another working fireplace. This can also be used as two separate master bedrooms. Fourth Floor: A gracious landing leads to two bedrooms on the front and two on the rear, each with a private bedroom hall leading to very large bathrooms. Fifth Floor: A wide landing leads to two large master suites with en-suite baths, one with a terrace waiting for a door and the other with a working fireplace. There is a state of the art laundry room with a 18-minute full cycle, commercial grade washer and dryer. Sixth Floor: Walk up from the 5th floor and find a sun-flooded studio leading out to an approximately 500' roof garden with built-in benches and planters making this a beautiful, serene oasis for entertaining or relaxing. There were approved plans with the D.O.B. and Landmarks to build out a suite containing a bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom that would need to be re-submitted to the D.O.B. and Landmarks for approval should one wish to add this suite. Basement: Down the elegant stairs from the garden floor and to the left there is a home theatre and full gym in this approximately 1,600' fully built basement. There is also a powder room, storage rooms and closets, and an office with a second entrance leading to the street. There is the original coal storage under the sidewalk, which is now used for firewood storage for the 6 working fireplaces in the house. There is the ability to use the office as a legal bedroom and there is plumbing for a full bath in place in the basement.
This listing courtesy of Stribling & Associates