Eleanor Roosevelt Mansion

55 East 74th Street, Building

Upper East Side   |   Madison Avenue & Park Avenue

Single Family [Voice Intercom]
$ 55,000
Rooms 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Status Active
Available Immediately
Listing ID: 1950635

Jason Bauer

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Property Description

This stunning Beaux-Arts residence offers incredible scale, light and functionality. Have it all with this historic 8500 SF elevator townhouse designed by Buchman and Deisler in 1898 and once home to Eleanor Roosevelt. The expansive limestone landmark has played host to New York's most notable and remains an entertainer's dream today. Located in an ultra-prime location between Madison and Park and among a row of eight equally well-maintained townhomes, this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence offers the best version of Gold Coast UES living.

Behind the gated entry and a distinctive three-story bowed facade, step inside a columned portico and two sets of twin iron grille doors to a grand scale foyer. Beyond, a modern sun-filled kitchen features a banquette for casual dining bathed in natural light from 10-foot skylights and rear garden following. In fact, most of the townhouse's five floors offer functioning outdoor space, some with iconic views of The Carlyle Hotel and Central Park.

The grand parlor level includes 12-ft ceilings and has played host to countless cultural and political icons, from John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev to Prince Edward and Leonard Bernstein. Hyde Park moldings are found throughout this level, with a front living room showcasing a marble fireplace, curved floor-to-ceiling windows and decorative frieze, a formal dining room with a second fully operational, wood-burning marble fireplace and rear service kitchen. The parlor level can be accessed from a custom period staircase with marble newel posts, or a more private rear stair perfect for events and catering.

The full-floor primary suite continues the townhome's grand scale, with a south-facing, light-filled primary bedroom, gracious renovated primary bath offering a marble soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks, extensive closets and a bright, welcoming home office or dressing room. Above, the fourth and fifth floors contain 4 additional bedrooms with en-suite baths as well as a a gym and home office. At the top, enjoy a rooftop garden oasis with expansive city views! The home is equipped with central heating/cooling, and an oversized basement with 2 full sets of new washer/dryers, ample storage, a powder room, and separate service entrance.

The pinnacle of townhouse living, 55 East 74th Street brings the glamour and weight of history, updated to embrace how we live today.
This stunning Beaux-Arts residence offers incredible scale, light and functionality. Have it all with this historic 8500 SF elevator townhouse designed by Buchman and Deisler in 1898 and once home to Eleanor Roosevelt. The expansive limestone landmark has played host to New York's most notable and remains an entertainer's dream today. Located in an ultra-prime location between Madison and Park and among a row of eight equally well-maintained townhomes, this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence offers the best version of Gold Coast UES living.

Behind the gated entry and a distinctive three-story bowed facade, step inside a columned portico and two sets of twin iron grille doors to a grand scale foyer. Beyond, a modern sun-filled kitchen features a banquette for casual dining bathed in natural light from 10-foot skylights and rear garden following. In fact, most of the townhouse's five floors offer functioning outdoor space, some with iconic views of The Carlyle Hotel and Central Park.

The grand parlor level includes 12-ft ceilings and has played host to countless cultural and political icons, from John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev to Prince Edward and Leonard Bernstein. Hyde Park moldings are found throughout this level, with a front living room showcasing a marble fireplace, curved floor-to-ceiling windows and decorative frieze, a formal dining room with a second fully operational, wood-burning marble fireplace and rear service kitchen. The parlor level can be accessed from a custom period staircase with marble newel posts, or a more private rear stair perfect for events and catering.

The full-floor primary suite continues the townhome's grand scale, with a south-facing, light-filled primary bedroom, gracious renovated primary bath offering a marble soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks, extensive closets and a bright, welcoming home office or dressing room. Above, the fourth and fifth floors contain 4 additional bedrooms with en-suite baths as well as a a gym and home office. At the top, enjoy a rooftop garden oasis with expansive city views! The home is equipped with central heating/cooling, and an oversized basement with 2 full sets of new washer/dryers, ample storage, a powder room, and separate service entrance.

The pinnacle of townhouse living, 55 East 74th Street brings the glamour and weight of history, updated to embrace how we live today.

Listing Courtesy of Corcoran Group

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Apartment Features

A/C
Washer / Dryer Hookups
55 East 74th Street Upper East Side New York NY 10021

Building Details [55 East 74th Street]

Ownership Single Family
Service Level Voice Intercom
Access Elevator
Block/Lot 1389/33
Building Size 18'x86'
Zoning R10
Building Type Townhouse
Age Pre-War
Year Built 1898
Floors/Apts 6/1
Lot Size 18'x102'

Building Amenities

Garden
Gated Entry
Laundry Rooms
Roof Deck
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