Just off of Fifth Avenue, this majestic town-home was built in 1871. Fifty years later the facade was completely renovated for New York socialite Mrs. Leontine N. Berry, by Architect A. Wallace McCrea. Initially created as a home with four floors, two additional floors were added decades later, resulting in an exceptionally grand home with over 10,600 square feet of living space.
As you enter this house from the street you step through a double vestibule with wrought-iron and glass double doors and into an elegant entrance gallery which flows through into a second gallery with an original curved, wrought iron staircase. A powder room sits nearby and the arched hallway leads into a large eat-in kitchen. This renovated kitchen offers access to the rear garden and a staff office sits toward the back of this floor.
One floor up, the staircase to the parlor floor creates a dramatic, sweeping entrance into the drawing room and formal dining room with a sitting alcove. Original moldings line the ceilings leading into the living room complete with arched, floor-to-ceiling windows. Two wood-burning fireplaces are on this floor. A service kitchen sits at the back of this second floor, connected to the main kitchen by a butler pantry.
The master bedroom with library/sitting room completes the entire third floor. With a wood burning fireplace, room-sized walk in closet, mosaic-tiled master bath with windows, this grand suite encompasses everything the homeowner could want or need.
Floors four through seven offer seven additional bedrooms, an open play area, two laundry rooms, and four more bathrooms. The top floor provides access to the elegant roof terrace with balustrade. Perfect for entertaining, this residence features a separate service entrance, elevator, and interior service staircase.
Listed by Maria Torresy at Brown Harris Stevens with an asking price of $34,000,000.