Historic c.1903 15,000 Sq. Ft. NYC Beaux Arts Townhouse Lists for $79.5M (PHOTOS)

 Historic c.1903 15,000 Sq. Ft. NYC Beaux Arts Townhouse Lists for $79.5M

8 East 62nd Street, Upper East Side, New York, United States

Described as one of New York’s grandest townhouses, this c.1903 Beaux Arts mansion is a landmark with over 15,000 square feet of space on six luxurious levels just steps from Central Park. Beautifully restored, sympathetically updated and stunningly renovated with painstaking attention to detail. Originally designed and constructed by John H. Duncan (the legendary architect of Grants Tomb), its interiors are immaculately presented and feature soaring 17-foot-tall ceilings, ornate fireplaces with carved mantels, original malachite and mosaic floors and a magnificent marble staircase that makes a sweeping statement upon entry. There is a selection of generous formal and informal living spaces, a gallery and a third-floor master library with custom millwork paneling and leather panel inserts, as well as a ventilated ‘smoking room’ and billiards room serviced by a fully equipped wet bar. The chef’s kitchen will delight entertainers with its Carrara marble countertops, breakfast island bar and casual dining area. There are 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms throughout, as well as a 2,500 square foot rooftop terrace and Zen rock garden with views to Central Park. Walk to fine restaurants, shops, boutiques and theatres. It doesn’t get better than this! This property is on the market for $79,500,000 with Douglas Elliman