East 76th Street Townhouse, Estate of the Day
Today's home is an elegant renovation of a townhouse on New York City's Upper East Side. The modern home has plenty of outdoor space and uses glass walls and open staircases to lighten up the interior. The townhouse opens with keyless entry pads providing access to the garden and stoop levels of the townhouse. The garden level leads to a vestibule with a second secured entry point to the front hall. This area has a slate floor, an oversized mud room adequate for bicycles and other outdoor gear and a staff suite with a full bath. The duplex garden uses existing bedrock on the land in its lower level. A bamboo fence and plantings surround the outdoor dining space and a steel staircase leads to the parlor floor terrace.
The kitchen has a SubZero, hooded six-burner range, two additional lateral refrigerator drawers built into the island and custom-built cabinetry. Beyond the kitchen is a media room and informal dining space. The south end of the media room has a glass wall with double doors leading out to the rear garden.
Inside, the floating stair leads to the parlor floor with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that creates a transparent barrier between the front door stoop entry and the library at the front of the house. Beside this room is a fully-stocked wet bar with refrigerator and custom shelving. The middle of this floor is dominated by a formal dining room with a large chandelier. At the south end, the parlor floor has a gas fireplace, seating space, and another floor-to-ceiling glass wall with door opening onto the terrace.
The third floor master suite includes a room-sized full bath done in white marble with an oversized shower, separate bathtub, twin sinks, floor-to-ceiling windows and radiant heat. There is a spacious dressing room off the master corridor and in the rear a large bedroom with a second closet and a door leading onto a deep setback terrace.
The fourth floor has two bedrooms and the fifth floor includes a front office or guest bedroom, a kitchenette with two-burner range, SubZero wine refrigerator, second lateral refrigerator and a fourth bedroom with a large steam shower. Stairs lead to the rooftop landing and the Ipe-wood planked rooftop garden. This home is listed at $8.95 million with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown, Harris, Stevens.
Gallery: East 76th Street Townhouse