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146 East 38th Street

$6,495,000 ($1,670 per ft2) | 5 beds, 5 baths | Approx. 3,889 ft2
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175 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Dec 4, 2023
    Days on Market: 175
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Murray Hill (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 166 times
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $4,164
Total Taxes & Fees: $4,164 ($1.07/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $35,024
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $39,188 ($10.08/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($1,299,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Spacious and Historic: This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom townhouse, built in 1861, spans approximately 3,889 ft2 and maintains its original aesthetic. It features two large sitting areas with marble wood-burning fireplaces, a formal dining room, a spacious eat-in kitchen, and a private, south-facing backyard.
  • Prime Location: Situated in the Murray Hill neighborhood, the townhouse is conveniently located between Lexington & Third Avenue, providing easy access to Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, NY Public Library, Trader Joe’s, Fairway, D’Agostino, top restaurants, shops, bars, NYU Medical Center, East River Promenade, and the Midtown Tunnel.
  • Luxurious Primary Suite: The primary suite, located on the third floor, is equipped with a fireplace and a private balcony. The room next to the primary can be configured as a bedroom, home office, or dressing room.
  • Additional Living Spaces: The fourth floor consists of two bedrooms with marble fireplaces and one smaller bedroom, currently set up as an office. This floor also has 2 full bathrooms, one being en-suite.
  • Functional Cellar: The cellar is meticulously maintained with plenty of room for storage, and features a temperature-controlled room used as a wine cellar.
  • Building Information: The townhouse was built in 1880, has 1 apartment and 4 floors. The building does not have a doorman.

Description

Originally built in 1861, this sun-flooded 20-foot-wide townhouse is located in the heart of the Murray Hill Historic District. As many mid-19th century homes in Murray Hill were heavily remodeled, 146 has maintained its original aesthetic. Builders Benjamin Wise, Jr. and Joseph Whitehead began construction on four townhouses in 1860; 140 to 146. In 1866, 146 East 38th Street was called home for the first time by the McCafferty family.

By the 1870’s Martin Herz, and his wife Julia Ann Singer, one of the many children of Isaac Merritt Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company lived at 146 for over a decade. The house had been brought up to date while preserving the architectural details—mantels, plasterwork and double doors below an arched pediment supported by robust foliate brackets. 
 
Parlor Level:
This stunning property has undergone simultaneously fabulous and tasteful renovations that preserve every inch of its charm. A beautifully manicured patio greets you before you even enter the home.

Upon walking up the stairs, through the double-doors, into the lovely vestibule and spacious foyer you are met by a custom Zuber wallpaper that embellishes the staircase. On your left, you are led into two large sitting areas that feature two beautiful marble wood-burning fireplaces. This parlor floor has ample space for entertaining guests, with a powder room and wet bar subtly tucked away for convenience and privacy. 
 
Garden Level:
Moving downstairs to the garden floor, is the formal dining room.

This then feeds into the spacious eat-in kitchen outfitted with a wood burning fireplace and windows that look out to the backyard. Step directly out in to your private, south-facing backyard with plenty of room to entertain or unwind. 
 
Third Level:
The primary suite is located on the third floor of the home and is equipped with a fireplace as well. The room next to the primary, currently arranged as a home gym can be configured as a bedroom, home office or dressing room.

The luxurious en-suite bathroom is spa worthy, every morning you can enjoy your private balcony for a morning coffee. 
 
Fourth Level:
Up the stairs you’re instantly illuminated by an overhead skylight. The fourth floor consists of two bedrooms with marble fireplaces and one smaller bedroom, currently set up as an office. This floor has 2 full bathrooms, one being en-suite. 
 
Cellar:
The cellar is meticulously maintained with plenty of room for storage, and features a temperature-controlled room used as a wine cellar.  
 
Situated between Lexington & Third Avenue with easy access to Grand Central Station’s Metro North, LIRR trains and major subway lines.

Also, in close proximity to the Hampton Jitney, Bryant Park, the NY Public Library, Trader Joe’s, Fairway, D’Agostino and numerous top restaurants, shops and bars. The NYU Medical Center, East River Promenade and the Midtown Tunnel are all just a few blocks away!

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