This magnificent grand 40 foot wide, 17,000 square foot Beaux Arts Mansion with rarely available, Curb Cut offers an opportunity to re-imagine one the most substantial private residences in all Manhattan. Charles F. Hoppe, created this stunning example of 20th Century, fin de sicle design in 1907. The 5 story faade of 177-179 East 73rd Street gracefully displays a granite and limestone base with a dramatic 3 story expanse of double height windows. The top of this beautiful edifice is crowned with an elegant Mansard Roof and substantial stone framed dormers. The interior area ceiling heights of each floor range from 12 feet, 7 inches to 17 feet and the window heights harmoniously correspond, yielding a space which is simultaneously grand, historic and modern. Landmarked in 1980 this property is located in a historic district of architecturally significant Carriage Houses which have been converted to private residences. 177-179 East 73rd Street is currently used as a commercial garage <P>The History</P> <P>In the early days of the 20th century The Automobile Realty Company commissioned architect Charles F. Hoppe to design a structure to house automobiles. A proper site was located on 73rd Street, where the most affluent New Yorkers kept their horses and carriages. Hoppes' mission was to design a bold and graceful structure, one that would appeal to the wealthy carriage owners, who were quickly converting to automobiles. The building was completed in 1906. Among the first patrons of the garage was former New York City Mayor, Hugh Grant, who parked his $10,000 limousine at this location in 1907. To this day, 177-179 East 73rd has maintained its status as the most substantial and noteworthy structure on this landmarked block.</P> <P>The Building</P> <P>The Beaux Arts design offers a substantial granite and limestone base. A large central entrance, over which a significant carved stone cartouche announces this prestigious building's address. Three stories
Built in 1929 for Walter and Carola Rothschild, this 28ft wide, six story red brick and limestone mansion is a superb example of Neo Georgian style architecture. It is especially distinguished by a massive garden that is part of the celebrated Lehman Garden enclave that spans the Madison Avenue to Park Avenue block from 70th to 71st Streets. The property is also noteworthy as it is prominently positioned on the coveted north side of a highly sought after street. The proximity to other equally grand and important houses imbue this residence with a sense of privacy and afford an especially distinctive presence to the faade both back and front. Featuring northern, southern and western exposures, the house is extremely sunny and enjoys an abundance of delightful leafy vistas that are provided by the mature trees on both sides. Wonderfully proportioned square and rectangular rooms with many corner exposures and a sweeping staircase define the interior space. The house also boasts a south facing top floor terrace with marvelous views, a high ceiling English basement with separate entrance and multiple windows, and an elevator that runs seven stories from the basement to the top floor. This lovely and prestigious residence has an understated grandeur and subtle elegance that belie its significant square footage of 13,132+/-. It is ideally suited for use as a private residence, consulate or foundation headquarters.
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Rooms: Bedroom, Full Bath
41 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
8 Beds | 8 Full Baths
41 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
8 Beds | 8 Full Baths
THE BAKWIN RESIDENCE: A COLLECTOR'S HOME<br>While originally built in 1884 as a twin to 134 East 71st Street, its Queen Anne faade was reclad in 1928 to the current neo-Federal brick at the request of the owners Drs. Harry and Ruth M. Bakwin. Ruth Morris Bakwin, a noted pediatrician and the first female intern at the Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York (now New York Medical College), co-authored several textbooks with her husband, Harry Bakwin, renowned physician and director of pediatrics at NYU. After marrying in Paris in 1925, the Bakwins began collecting Impressionist and post-Impressionist works of art which would adorn the walls of 132 East 71st Street. In the nearly 90 years since the Bakwins acquired 132 East 71st Street, the house has remained in the family throughout the generations and is now available for sale for the first time since the notable 1928 alterations. They selected this 22 foot wide townhouse for their collections of artwork and subsequently a highly-regarded musical instrument collection now a permanent collection at Oberlin College.<br><br>THE RESIDENCE<br>This is the only 22 foot-wide townhouse available for renovation on the upper east side. Having never been divided into multiple units, the exquisite and unique vision of the original architects can be seen from every doorway, in every fireplace, and from the many unique outdoor spaces of this approximately 9,000 square foot single-family home.<br><br>Entering the residence at the garden level, the chef's kitchen faces north onto East 71st Street and can be accessed via the second front door which operates as a service entrance. Positioned in the center of the house, the elegant main stair and elevator serve all floors with a service stair beginning at the garden level and rising to the parlor and third floor alongside a dumb waiter which continues upward to the fifth floor.<br><br> Measuring 23'8 x 18'8 the formal dining room in the rear of the garden floor features exceptional ori
Located on the distinguished landmarked block between Lexington and Third Avenue, 180 East 73rd Street is one of the few carriage houses to survive the 21st century, with less than a few dozen still standing in Manhattan today. The property is a vacant 3-story, 25 foot wide carriage house containing approximately 9,450 square feet (including below grade space). Benefits of the property include an elevator, additional air rights, ample ceiling heights and the rare and sought after curb cut. These unique and desirable features present the opportunity to create a one of a kind home.