Legendary NYC Townhouse Hit's Market

By: Felicity Mortimer By: Felicity Mortimer | May 24, 2021 | Home & Real Estate, Sponsored Post,

Magnificent, iconic, exclusive, glamorous are amongst the many adjectives that describe The Townhouse at 163 East 64th Street in NYC. Perfectly positioned on one of the most coveted tree-lined blocks on the Upper East Side, this stunning Neo-Georgian Townhouse is undoubtedly one of the finest and most photographed residences in Manhattan.


Distinguished and bespoke details throughout including a stunning raked limestone & red clay brick facade and approximately 1,400 feet of air-rights make this townhouse poised for the next generation to acquire and create a forever home. The residence stands perfectly and beautifully while offering timeless elegance, magnificent living spaces, haute craftsmanship, with the safety and privacy only a townhouse can offer.


Noted as one of the finest and most photographed residences in Manhattan, it was built in 1872 by prestigious Architect John G. Prague. Spanning 8,000 square feet, the spacious home features 15 voluminous ultra-chic rooms with an impressive 90' depth floor-plates, soaring ceiling heights throughout, original and pristine architectural details from head to toe, 5-bedroom suites, 8 working fireplaces, 5 full baths and 3 powder rooms, a sublime 93'x 20' Parlor floor, a one-of-a-kind atrium fabricated by Lalique, providing for stunning interior illumination. A private elevator services all levels including the European designed rooftop garden, and an original English pine library dating back to 1872.


Beyond the private gated entrance, one is greeted in the elegant entry forecourt with separate service entrance and radiant heat sidewalk and steps within, a proper and posh entry foyer. Along with the fairy-tail like rooftop garden, the home exudes chic sophistication and endless components to create your dream home. Additional features include a beautiful kitchen with high-end appliances, intimate and sweet private first floor garden, a full-height windowed basement with a temperature-controlled wine room, back-up generator, cedar closets, a private gymnasium, and state-of-the-art AV systems.


The home’s exclusive location on East 64th Street and Lexington Avenue is extraordinarily distinct with 25 private townhouse residences on the North and South sides of the block. The neighbors of the block established its own Block Association in 1999, "East 64th Street Lexington to Third Avenue Neighbors Association Inc.," which is well heeled, and funded by its members who are devoted to maintaining and continuously improving the aesthetic of the street. Recent additions include Bishop Crook Lampposts, metal Halide Luminaries, and updated tree pits and landscaping.

With her pristine, timeless, and elegant bones, this home is move in ready yet with minor cosmetic enhancements, the new owner has endless possibility to customize now or build as life grows and evolves. Current zoning allows for an additional square footage of approximately 1400 square feet to be added as a 5th floor with a private 6th floor deck above.


Significant Details Built 1872 ; Architect John Prague 8,000 square feet interior 20 feet wide by an extraordinary 90 feet deep 1,400 FAR 5 bedrooms ; 5 full baths ; 3 powder rooms Private Roof Garden Private 1st floor garden off Kitchen Security System Gated Entrance.

Listed by Jessica Campbell 917-621-7815, and Jaime Richichi 516-749-5242, of Nest Seekers International.

Photography by: Photo crew: Nest Seekers