Control your environment in this private, elegant townhouse with superb outdoor space.
Located on one of the best Upper East Side blocks, this exquisite Neo-Georgian townhome offers timeless elegance and magnificent living spaces, with the safety and privacy only a townhouse can offer. Originally constructed in 1872 by the notable architect John Prague, the home’s interiors are beautifully designed by Ronald Bricke.
163 East 64th Street boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 3 elegant powder rooms, with the ability to add an additional floor. This townhouse exudes luxury, and has been lovingly designed with inlaid marble and wood flooring, lush carpeting, exquisitely carved wood moldings and paneling, high gesso ceilings throughout, and resplendent fabric walls.
The raked limestone and red brick facade was designed by the craftsmen that restored the cathedral church of St. John the Divine. The gorgeous façade features a state-of-the-art illumination system, and there is a radiant snow-melting system in the blue limestone sidewalk and Fourth Floor rear terrace. Intelligently designed, this magnificent home offers room-by-room climate controls, an elevator serving every level, a security system, and high-quality sound systems, ideal for entertaining.
The First Floor
The reception foyer offers light marble floors, mahogany doors, sophisticated hand-painted Chinese panels, a stately staircase, and a luxurious powder room. The elevator is centrally located with access to all levels. The elevator is complete with detailed wood flooring, beveled mirror panels, and painted Trompe l’oeil walls. The top-of-the-line French country eat-in kitchen features a Wolf gas range and cooktop, two Subzero refrigerators, double ovens, Miele dishwasher, walk-in wine cellar, service entrance, and views of the rear garden. A spacious home gym completes this level.
The Parlor Floor
The French Boiserie antique Louis XIV living room features magnificent Parc de Versailles floors and intricate borders, and a French marble mantlepiece. A special sound system has been installed throughout this floor allowing for recitals and guest speakers. The stately 1870, French polished, pine-paneled, living room/library has been fully restored. This sublime room features Parc de Versailles flooring, a green marble fireplace, French Doors with beautiful views of the trees, lush foliage, and picturesque 64th Street. Located between the living rooms and formal dining room is the Atrium Bar, with its Belle-Epoque style walnut and large 3-inch thick marble slab bar. The flooring is in a semicircular fan-shaped inlaid wood design. Adjacent to the Atrium Bar is a spectacular formal dining room with hand-painted walls, three large windows overlooking the neighboring gardens, a Rouge Royale Louis xiv-style fireplace and striking Parc de Versailles floors with border.
The Third Floor
The Third Floor offers three spacious bedrooms all with en-suite baths and two of the bedrooms feature grand fireplaces. These spaces emulate the perfect marriage of traditional formality and extraordinary comfort. The back bedroom includes access to the kitchen and dining room through the back stairway and is ideal for staff or guests.
The Fourth Floor
The expansive master bedroom features two skylights and automated shades, mahogany cabinetry, walk-in closet, audio-video, and a wood burning fireplace. The luxurious master bathroom includes a skylight, onyx slab, steam shower, and jacuzzi tub. The office includes modular cabinetry, a half bath, and an anteroom to the private terrace. The extraordinary rear terrace conveys true European elegance. Lush gardens with tree-lined views offer a feeling of complete privacy. The walls have arched cut-outs and wrought iron railings against a red brick background with limestone accents. The terrace provides surround sound and theatrical lighting. The statuesque fountain provides a stunning atmosphere.
The lower level offers full height ceilings, a laundry room, 300 bottle wine cellar, a large walk-in cedar closet, abundant storage, and a state-of-the-art security system.