This pristine elegant five-story townhouse is ideally located between Fifth and Madison Avenue on one of the finest streets in New York City Gold Coast. The house features a grand reception room with wood burning fireplace, opening to a double height gallery with 22 feet ceilings, appointed with hand painted wood flooring and beautiful custom built-in closets. On the same floor there is a grand library with wood burning fireplace and custom book shelves. One floor up is the impressive 34 feet double living room perfect for entertaining. The entire 3rd floor is the luxurious primary suite with a huge dressing room. On the 4th floor are two generous sized bedrooms with a south facing terrace overlooking the tree tops. On the ground floor are a beautiful paneled mirrored formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen equipped with Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers and Viking range, also a intimate breakfast room. In the back is an elegant lushly landscaped garden. There are an exercise room and staff quarters with full bathroom in the basement. Overall the house allows 4 or 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Built in 1871, this house has been meticulously maintained and renovated for functionality and style. Oversized windows throughout offer excellent natural light. Five fireplaces in total. The electric and plumbing systems are recently updated. Central AC and home management system complete this wonderful home. The most prestigious location in New York is just one block from Central Park, surrounded by the finest restaurants and bars such as Sant Ambroeus and the famed Bemelmans at Carlyle hotel, unlimited shopping options on Madison Avenue. A short walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and some world renowned galleries.