A Secret Garden
157 East 65th presents a rare opportunity to own a townhouse within a unique private garden community. This Gilded Age townhouse showcases extraordinary outdoor space, stunning city views and a meticulous design plan that caters to the needs of modern living. The whole house renovation was designed to make living comfortable. The classic floor plan creates generously proportioned rooms and versatile spaces. Utilizing natural light and layers of custom lighting, every room shines with warmth.
On the GARDEN LEVEL, the dining room allows for elegant dining next to one of five wood burning fireplaces. Or dine outside on the blue-stone patio, nestled within the most exquisite secret garden in Manhattan. The kitchen is a chef's dream: ample workspaces and storage, granite countertops, walnut cabinets, professional-grade appliances and fixtures, custom sinks, radiant-heated tile floor, pantry, desk, and built-ins. The quintessential townhouse entrance, through a private gate, and entry vestibule brings you into a gracious foyer with stain-glass window and doors. An elegant marble clad powder room is located along the foyer hall.
Amble up the staircase with handmade iron railings or take the elevator to access the upper floors.
Boasting 11' 6" ceilings and a grand picture window, the PARLOUR FLOOR presents a breathtaking view of the lush sanctuary of the mature plantings, flowers and a fountain bringing the expansive garden into the Living Room. The grandeur of the Parlour is complimented by the serenity of the library with a wood burning fireplace and custom bookcases. A fully-equipped wet bar adds the tools for relaxing or entertaining in the Parlour.
The THIRD FLOOR is dedicated to the primary suite consisting of a large bedroom with four oversize windows overlooking the garden and a wood burning fireplace. The en-suite marble bathroom features a double sink vanity, hand-made mosaic tile floor, soaking tub and radiant-floor heating. There is a corridor of custom closets leading into an adjoining sitting room that could also serve as a separate bedroom if preferred.
The FOURTH FLOOR bedrooms are spacious and airy allowing for easy access between the private dressing areas and custom designed closets and the en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom is bespoke, with millwork, tiles, fixtures and radiant-heated marble floors.
The sky lit FIFTH FLOOR loft has 10' ceilings leading through French doors to a sun-bathed South facing terrace with spectacular city views. The versatility of the loft allows for myriad uses. The Fifth floor bedroom has an intimate terrace which enjoys an aerial view of the entire garden interior, inspirational church architecture and the northwest cityscape.
The lower level contains a multipurpose room, half bath, separate laundry room, mechanicals and affords abundant storage space.
Set on SIX FLOORS, 157 East 65th Street is approximately 6,000 sq. ft. on a lot 100.5' x 18.9'. The home includes modern conveniences and upgrades including Savant Pro integrated system, Sonos sound system, Lutron lighting and shades, Mitsubishi HVAC system, whole house security system (cameras, intercom, key card entry), outdoor gas BBQ, 5" rift quarter-sawn white oak flooring, Pella windows, exterior and garden lighting.
Located close to Central Park, exclusive retail stores, many great restaurants and some of the best prime cultural institutions New York City has to offer, 157 East 65th Street is an exceptional opportunity to purchase a mint condition Townhouse in the heart of the Gold Coast.