Multi Family Townhouse

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Property Description

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Rare French Renaissance Mansion off Fifth Avenue designed by Lansing C, Holden an Architect also known for his Beaux Arts style Townhouses that was completed in1893 as a single family home for Josephine and William Buchanan. This gilded Age Masterpiece stretches 30 wide by102 deep, it has 5 stories with full finished basement totaling 6 levels, a 4 passenger elevator, the interior is 12,300 sq ft,12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, 9 functional wood burning fire places, beautiful circular staircases, and majestic skylight over mahogany staircase. The entire Townhouse is graced with lavish detail through out. This Majestic Mansion boasts the most important and sought after LOCATION in the city. Steps from Central Park with 69th Street entrance to the Central Park and the Frick Museum.69th street has no buses, no cross town traffic or through traffic. The street is lined with trees and wonderful neighborhood attractions and some of the most important homes in the city, one after another.In 1944 when the United States embroiled in the second world war the Mansion was converted to a Luxury Apartment.Presently the first and lower level are Doctors offices with front and back gardens with a beautiful gated entrance.The parlor and 3rd floor comprise of a stunning Owners Duplex connected with elegant circular stairway, a living room, formal dining room, morning tea room, chefs kitchen with small terrace overlooking garden and off kitchen a maids and bathroom. The upper floor of the owners duplex has large luxurious library, a guest bedroom and bath, the master bedroom with beautiful office has his and her separate luxury bathrooms. The master bedroom overlooks and opens onto a large wrap and planted terrace with privacy and southern sunshine.The 4th and 5 floors are 4 spacious one bedroom apartments off of a winding mahogany staircase with skylight. addition to a 4 passenger elevator that services all floors.This 'Trophy Property' is an ornament to the block well over a century after the completion.It could be a most magnificent Mansion restored back to the original design, a single family Mansion.Delivered empty.
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Listing Courtesy of Sothebys International Realty


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