Situated on one of the most coveted blocks between Fifth and Madison Avenue, 14 East 81st Street is a 20.4'-wide, 5-story, renovated townhouse spanning approximately 8,200 sqft. This pristine house has grand proportions with high ceilings up to 12 feet. Additional features include a tranquil, south-facing landscaped garden, bright full-width rooms with large windows, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful townhouses in New York.
Built between 1883-1884 by William and Ambrose Partners from the designs of Thom & Wilson, this exquisite townhouse features a large entry gallery which offers entry to the expansive eat-in kitchen with a tranquil south-facing garden, a commercial size elevator with access to every floor, powder room, and also a grand staircase generally only found in houses 25' or wider. The kitchen is outfitted with a 48" viking range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers, and two sinks including one on the island with a breakfast bar.
The parlor level is a perfect place for entertaining beginning in the formal living room facing North with wood-burning fireplace and custom millwork, including paneling and crown dental molding, and expansive library/den with custom type of wood paneling and three floor-to-ceiling French doors onto South-facing Juliette balconies overlooking the garden. Additionally, there is a very grand landing utilized as a dining room as well as a second powder room.
On the third floor, there is the luxurious primary bedroom with a South-facing terrace accessed by three floor-to-ceiling French doors, and a hall of closets heading into the ensuite primary bathroom. On the North-side of the floor is the second primary bathroom, a large walk-in closet, and another room currently utilized as a gym but can easily serve as a massive dressing room, den or another bedroom.
The fourth floor features two bright bedrooms that share a large bathroom off of their walk-in closets. The north-facing bedrooms features a large terrace with views of the crowns of the beautiful neighboring townhouses. The fifth floor has two additional bedrooms each with large closets as well as ensuite bathrooms. At the top of the dramatic staircase is a large skylight which brings in great natural light. The fifth floor also features a full staircase for access to the room which houses the HVAC mechanicals.
The house features central air conditioning, built-in sound system, a double set of doors for secure entry, and the basement features a large laundry room, wine cellar, and extensive storage space including a very large dry storage closet, walk-in cedar closet, as well as storage under the stairwell. Additionally, there is a full windowed staff bedroom on the ground floor with an ensuite bathroom and separate service entrance.