The $22 million Upper East Side townhouse has a picture-perfect private garden

Photos provided by Evan Joseph and Douglas Elliman

A luxury Upper East Side townhouse with five floors, over 8,000 square feet, and a beautiful landscaped private garden is available for $22 million. Located at 14 East 81st Street in one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods, the 20-foot-wide property combines classic elements from the city’s golden age with completely renovated interiors for 21st-century living. One block from the Met Museum and Central Park, this historic mansion is surrounded by the neighborhood’s famous arts and cultural institutions.

The townhouse was built between 1883 and 1884 by William and Ambrose Partners and designed by Tom & Wilson, the turn-of-the-century architecture firm responsible for designing hundreds of Manhattan brownstones. The building is located within the Metropolitan Museum’s historic district, which includes many Beaux Arts and Neo-Renaissance mansions.

Entering the house via the first floor, there is an elegant gallery connecting to the kitchen and rear garden. A commercial-sized elevator can reach every floor of the house, as can the grand staircase.

There is a fully modern eat-in kitchen on the first floor. A dream space for any home cook, the kitchen includes a Viking range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers, and two sinks. From here, the entire garden is viewed through large curved windows.

The outside space is really cool, with a beautifully landscaped garden enclosed by vine-covered lattice, stone paving and red brick. There are many areas to relax, dine outdoors, and enjoy the peace of the backyard.

On the parlor level, there is a huge formal living room with custom millwork and a wood-burning fireplace. The north facing space also features exquisite paneling and dental crown mouldings.

At the opposite end of this floor, the library/room is warmly paneled and anchored by a fireplace. Three French doors open onto Juliet balconies for fresh air and treetop views.

Perfectly designed, the master suite is located on the third floor and has direct access to a private terrace facing the garden via three French doors. The master suite also has a walk-in closet and a second room which is currently used as a home gym.

Four more bathrooms can be found on the fourth and fifth floors of the house. One bedroom is north facing and has access to the terrace.

Above the spiral staircase on the fifth floor is a beautiful skylight that brings plenty of natural light to the floors below. Very downstairs, the house’s basement is fitted with a laundry room, wine cellar, and plenty of storage space. There is also a windowed staff bedroom with en-suite bathroom and private entrance.

(Listing details: 14 East 81st Street at CityRealty)

(in Douglas Elliman by Lorraine Moss and in the Maudlin Collection by Adam D. Maudlin)


Photos provided by Evan Joseph and Douglas Elliman

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