Stuffed with dazzling element and a reverence for peerless interval authenticity, this extraordinary townhouse—designed by prolific Nineteenth-century architect John Prague and in-built 1872—presents a veritable window into the glamorous days of Nineteenth-century New York, when Neo-Georgian type and regal refinement have been the order of the day.
New York, New York | The SamplePowers Team, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Past a time-honored façade of limestone and brick that was created by grasp craftsmen, the 8,000-square-foot residence spans 5 ranges of luxurious unusual within the twenty first century. The interiors are the work of up to date designer Ronald Bricke, whose work completely captures the sophistication of a bygone period. Flooring impress with elegant parquet de Versailles and inlays of marble and wooden. Partitions show exquisitely carved moldings and paneling, opulent cloth finishes, and painted by hand motifs. Even the elevator, a considerate nod to modernity that accesses all ranges, boasts putting wood-inlaid flooring, mirrored paneling, and a cerulean ceiling that recollects the brilliant blue sky.
The array of magnificent areas begins with a lobby that includes stunning hand-painted partitions, good-looking mahogany doorways, and a gracefully curing staircase. Impressed by its cousins within the French countryside, the kitchen will please critical gourmands with its suite of stainless-steel home equipment from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele; walk-in wine cellar; and doorways to an enthralling courtyard with a fountain. A second wine cellar—designed to attraction to the true oenophile and positioned on the bottom degree—has a 300-bottle capability.
The grandeur continues on the parlor ground. The lounge recollects the soigné salons of yore with its parquet de Versailles flooring, vintage boiserie paneling, hearth clad in French marble, beautiful Venetian chandelier, and noteworthy Fragonard-inspired Rococo-style wall canvases. Within the formal eating room, a Louis XIV-style hearth in putting rouge royal marble is flanked by regal arched niches, whereas one other wall is devoted to an eye catching mural, and three outsized home windows admit pretty mild. The august library—restored to its authentic finery—boasts polished pine paneling, one more marble hearth encompass, an 18th-century chandelier, and French home windows. In a configuration supreme for the grandest of entertaining, the Belle Epoque–themed “Atrium Bar” presents a diverting segue between the residing and eating rooms. Its bar is topped with marble, and the Lalique-style skylights—artfully depicting the north wind and the universe—create a wonderful glow.
Secluded on the third degree, the beneficiant visitor quarters—three luxurious suites—mix consolation with classical type. Occupying a complete degree, the proprietor’s suite is a tranquil retreat with a wood-burning hearth, built-in mahogany cabinetry, dormered clerestories, and home windows with a colourful outlook. Its dramatic onyx bathtub pampers with a steam bathe and a jetted tub. Busy professionals will recognize the inclusion of a quiet, impeccably outfitted workplace with a half bathtub.
The pièce de résistance is the rooftop terrace, which brings to thoughts a courtyard in Cordoba with its brick partitions, stately arches, limestone accents, classical fountain, and vibrant plantings. Mature bushes increase the sense of privateness.
Naturally, up to date comfort has not been missed. The parlor degree has been wired with a customized sound system, and encompass sound on the rooftop terrace helps present the right soundtrack for ever-changing out of doors tableaux. The proprietor’s suite options automated window shades and a top-tier audiovisual system. A mirrored fitness center, discreetly hidden on the kitchen degree, makes at-home health virtually easy. Storage—together with a walk-in cedar closet on the bottom degree—is plentiful all through, and the whole house is outfitted with a state-of-the-art safety system. Allowing is in place for the addition of 1 additional degree, permitting for the creation of an unprecedented residence that concurrently honors and transcends custom.