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236 East 72nd Street

$9,430,000 -4.6% | 4 beds, 3.5 baths
114 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Jan 20, 2021
    Last Price Change -4.6% ($450,000) on Jan 21
    Days on Market 114
    Building Type Townhouse
    Neighborhood Lenox Hill
    Listing viewed 1,125 times
  • Stories 3
    Year Built 1901


This turn-of-the-century single-family 5,000 sq. foot townhouse comes with the rare opportunity of unused air rights, as well as today's most sought-after amenity - a private parking garage. Pull right in and enjoy the serenity and safety of 236 East 72nd Street. The first level of this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is nothing short of exquisite. The drama on the floor crescendos upon entry to the living room.

Soaring double-height ceilings that reach almost 21 feet high and oversized windows create an ethereal effect, bathing the space in natural light and air. This is one of the most impressive living rooms you will find, an elegant space that feels inviting, comfortable and grand. Perfect for displaying art, it is truly a showstopper, complete with a fireplace, adjacent powder room, and plenty of closet and storage space off the nearby foyer.

Accessible from the living room, the 40-foot long garden feels like a private sanctuary. Lush with trees and greenery, it is ringed with planters, two seating areas, and a fountain. It also features a stainless-steel Weber grill, storage area, and has a water line.

The open kitchen and dining room grace the second floor and are both flooded with light as they overlook the open living room below. The kitchen seamlessly blends form and function. A large stone center island makes a great space for cooking or causal entertaining, while two corner banquets give the room a cozy feel.

Top-of-the-line appliances including a Viking 6-burner professional range stove, temperature-controlled wine fridge, and custom cabinetry cap off this spectacular space. You'll feel right at home. The living quarters above are just as impressive as the floors below. The primary bedroom features a south-facing private terrace that overlooks the garden, where you can enjoy peaceful mornings and relax all day long.

The en-suite primary bathroom is oversized and complete with a deep soaking tub, stall shower, two sinks and tons of built-ins. Another bedroom on this floor is also perfectly suitable as a home office or study. The top floor features two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. The rear bathroom has a skylight while the front bathroom contains the washer/dryer.

Both bedrooms have excellent closet and storage space. The flexible layout in this townhouse allows for either bedroom to function as a home gym, library, or any other purpose. 236 East 72nd Street's unused air rights provides unparalleled flexibility to potentially add footage to the house. This property resides outside of the East Side Historic District, so it has greater latitude with its options.

A new owner can explore adding an additional floor, expanding the rear of the house, or a combination of both. The home sits on a 102.5-foot lot, which is among the deepest in Manhattan. Additional storage space can be found in the large basement, which contains the property's mechanicals, but is also perfect for all of your seasonal and long-term storage needs.

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