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251 East 61st Street

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Sep 19, 2023
It previously was on the market for a total of 16 days.
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  • Listed: Sep 3, 2023
    Days on Market: 16
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Lenox Hill (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 494 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $54,900 ($9.08/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($2,000,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.


A one-of-a-kind private oasis awaits. The Townhouse at 251 East 61st Street, with an attached Carriage House offers the epitome of modern luxury living in Manhattan’s most prestigious neighborhood. Perfectly situated in the coveted historical Treadwell District, this turn of the century, four-story brick townhouse has an exceedingly rare two-story rear carriage house, making a perfect home for a live/work lifestyle. Designed by renowned TRA Studios, this home is immaculately designed and thought through, with every detail executed with the greatest craftsmanship. Sun-flooded at every turn, this open concept design allows for the rarity of large windows in the front and back of the home. Designed for entertaining, there are multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and wet bars that allow for hosting and gathering.

The court level, when all the sliding doors are open, transforms into an open floor loft space. The fully excavated cellar, houses needed amenities and an underground passageway, punctuated by skylights, allowing for the combined as well as separated use of the two buildings. The street facade has been transformed with the addition of a canopied entrance, at the upper floors Corten arches and a new Corten cornice recreate lost details.

The exterior detailing complements the interior design of the space. Both buildings open onto the private court, melting seamlessly the indoor with the serene tranquil, open-air living room, flanked by two similar facades. At the top floor glass addition, when the bronze and glass, 18’ wide sliding door assembly doors is open, the room feels like an exterior space, suspended in the green.

The view from the top floor truly highlights what luxury is in the city: looking at your own private complex, surrounded by trees. Adding to the private landscape, the green roof, which also insulates the house and slows storm water absorption. The stair, a modern interpretation of the traditional stair hall, finds its place in a slot behind the fritted glass and bronze screen which rises through the public spaces, a 20’ high precious marble fireplace connects the living room and Den.

Graced with an eclectic collection of premiere finishes and amenities, this 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home is a paragon of urban luxury and design. Features of this 6,047 sq. ft. residence include an elegant limestone facade, gorgeous hardwood floors, a blend of floor-to-ceiling and casement windows on every floor, a convenient laundry room, elevator access on every level, a pair of manicured outdoor spaces, integrated smart home technology, a back-up generator, and an incredibly restored 1,220 sq. ft. carriage house complete with its own Poliform kitchen, bathrooms, living space, and a clandestine underground entrance, making for a perfect work from home space and with a private gym or can be utilized as a separate full functioning 1 bedroom apartment. Beyond a formal entryway, the garden floor of the home flows into a luminous kitchen and dining area.

The dining space is serviced by a wet bar and a powder room and has easy access to a limestone courtyard fully equipped with a gas grill, a refrigerator, a sink, lighting, and speakers. The Poliform kitchen boasts an eat-in peninsula, sleek countertops, and a suite of high-end stainless-steel Miele appliances. The second floor contains a floor-through living and entertaining space as well as an impressive gas fireplace augmented with a remarkable stone surround and a chic light well.

The third floor is split between a family room, a powder room, and a spacious bedroom with a private closet and full en-suite bathroom. A pair of bedrooms with charming built-ins and pristine en-suite bathrooms occupy the fourth floor, while the fifth floor is dedicated entirely to a tranquil primary suite that possesses an entire wall of custom closets and a windowed en-suite with dual vanity sinks, a massive walk-in shower, and a free-standing soaking tub. The rooftop deck has integrated Sonos speakers and commanding views of the surrounding neighborhood.

The cellar contains a laundry room, a 150-bottle wine room, custom closets, and a passageway that leads to a two-story carriage house. The lower level of the carriage house features an open-concept Poliform kitchen and dining area that opens into the courtyard, a powder room, and a sky-lit double-height great room with custom closets, 12’ X 12’ Sky Light and a wood-burning fireplace. The upper level contains a huge bedroom with an immense en-suite spa bathroom.

The Carriage House offers amazing lifestyle flexibility of different uses, such as guest accommodations, hobby house, painter’s or writers studio your work from home business center, a Yoga studio, fitness center, or even a get away retreat. The completed renovation gives back to the street as a whole, substantial facade that completes the impressive row of historic townhouses that precede it on the East, adding to the quality of the Treadwell District. 13,000+ square feet of available air-rights provide long term flexibility to expand the property as one’s life grows and evolves. Enjoy the stature and privacy of owning this one of a kind single-family townhouse with your own carriage house on the Upper East Side. This special residence is within walking distance to Central Park, cultural gems including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, art galleries, and luxury retailers on Madison Avenue.

Conveniently located near New York City’s finest restaurants such as Daniel, Avra, Le Bilboquet, JoJo by Jean George, Marea, and Sant Ambroeus, there has never been a better time to call the Upper East Side home. Annual Taxes $119,538 *Some photos have been virtually rendered

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