The Art of Gracious Living
This exquisite Neo-Georgian townhouse offers timeless elegance and magnificent living spaces. Originally constructed in 1872 by the notable architect John Prague The home's interiors are beautifully designed by Ronald Bricke. The raked limestone and red brick facade was designed by the craftsmen that restored the cathedral church of St. John the Divine. The 163 East 64th Street property boasts 8,000 sq.ft. plus the ability to add an additional floor. This townhouse exudes luxury while featuring inlaid marble and wood flooring, lush carpeting, exquisitely carved wood moldings and paneling, high gesso ceilings throughout, and resplendent fabric walls.
The First Floor The reception foyer offers light marble floors, mahogany doors, sophisticated hand-painted Chinese panels, a stately staircase, and a luxurious powder room. The elevator is centrally located with access to all levels. The elevator is complete with detailed wood flooring, beveled mirror panels, and painted Trompe L’oeil walls.
The Second Floor The French Boiserie antique wood-paneled Louis XIV living room, features magnificent Parc de Versailles floors and intricate borders, a French marble mantlepiece, and Venetian chandelier. Ten canvases adorn the walls in French style Rocco style inspired by The Frick Museum Fragonard Room collection. A special sound system has been installed throughout this floor allowing for recitals and guest speakers. The stately 1870, French polished, pine-paneled, library has been fully restored. This sublime room offers, Parc de Versailles flooring, a green marble fireplace, 400-pound 18th-century chandelier, French Doors with beautiful views of the trees, lush foliage, and 64th Street. Located between the living room and formal dining room is the Atrium Bar. A Belle-Epoque style walnut and large 3-inch thick marble slab bar. A stunning room with Lalique inspired North Wind and Universe skylight ceilings. The flooring is in a semicircular fan-shaped inlaid wood design. Adjacent to the Atrium Bar is a spectacular formal dining room with hand-painted walls, three large windows overlooking the gardens, a Rouge Royale Louis XIV-style fireplace and striking Parc de Versailles floors with border.
Third Floor The third floor offers three spacious bedrooms all with en-suite baths and two of the bedrooms feature grand fireplaces. These spaces emulate the perfect marriage of traditional formality and extraordinary comfort. The back bedroom includes access to the kitchen and dining room through the back stairway and is ideal for staff or guests.
The Fourth Floor The expansive master bedroom features two skylights and automated shades, mahogany cabinetry, walk-in closet, audio-video, and a wood burning fireplace. The luxurious master bathroom includes a skylight, onyx slab, steam shower, and jacuzzi tub.The office includes modular cabinetry, a half bath, and an anteroom to the private terrace. The extraordinary rooftop terrace conveys European elegance. Lush gardens with tree-lined views for a feeling of complete privacy. The walls have arched cut-outs and wrought iron railings against a red brick background with limestone accents. The terrace provides surround sound and the theatrical lightning. The statuesque fountain provides a stunning atmosphere.
The First Floor The top of the line French country, eat-in, kitchen features a Wolf gas range and cooktop, two Subzero refrigerators, double ovens, Meile dishwasher, walk-in wine cellar, and views over the garden below. The lower level offers full height ceilings, a laundry room, 300 bottle wine cellar, a large walk-in cedar closet, storage, a state of the art security system.