This handsome and expansive 25' wide Carriage House with private garage and elevator to all floors is ideally situated midblock on a distinctive tree-lined Upper East Side carriage house street. Originally built in 1908 as a private "motor car" carriage house and occupied by staff of the J.P. Morgan family, the house underwent a complete renovation and was reimagined as a stunning contemporary residence offering 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 4 half baths with multiple terraces including a sundrenched Penthouse landscaped roof deck. This remarkable and historic carriage house encompasses over 7,500sf spread over five floors with the distinctive feel of a downtown house uptown. Annual Real Estate Taxes are $64,200.
The main entrance with a spacious gallery leads to the marvelously proportioned 42' X 25' "Great Room" with voluminous 14' ceilings, wood-burning fireplace and sundrenched skylights. This impressive room with multiple living spaces offers a sweeping view across the full depth of the home and is punctuated by a sunny formal dining room with original steel carriage house sliding doors. The dining room includes a serving kitchen which works in tandem with the full English basement kitchen one level below. The main level is complete with access to the private garage and an elevator which serves each floor of the house including the Penthouse level roof terraces. The second floor is comprised of three bedrooms and two and a half baths plus a delightful rear roof deck off one of the bedrooms. The third floor primary bedroom suite with a gas fireplace and combined sitting area includes a luxuriously vast marble bath, steam shower, separate powder room and spacious dressing room. All of the second, third and fourth floors have individual wet bars and the second and third floors have separate laundry closets. The top floor includes a sun-flooded glass-walled Penthouse flanked seamlessly by two landscaped terraces, conducive for all manner of entertaining. A windowed basement level bedroom with full bath plus a full basement completes the generous floorplan. This exciting home offers a superb opportunity for a discerning buyer to acquire an undoubtedly rare and well-maintained carriage house, offering the privacy of a garage and a noteworthy provenance.
This elegant Carriage House built as a "private garage", was completed in 1908 and includes the original architectural drawings stamped by the Bureau of Buildings, Borough of Manhattan dated Aug 23, 1907. The carriage house was purpose-built for the motor car unlike most other carriage houses in NYC that were initially built for horse and carriage. The first Model T Ford rolled off the production line in Detroit in September, 1908, so this carriage house - was built in anticipation of this oncoming transport revolution. This private garage had quarters for a chauffeur and other staff - the second and third floors were stand-alone apartments, each with two bedrooms. We know that in one such apartment lived Olivette Florence Ekin (the "Lady's Maid" to Henry Sturgis Morgan's wife, Catherine Frances Lovering Adams (a direct descendant of U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams), and Olivette's husband John Elkin, was the chauffeur to the H.S. Morgan (the co-founder of Morgan Stanley and great-grandson of John Pierpont Morgan. At the time, H.S. Morgan's family lived in one of the buildings that now constitute the Morgan Library.