This sprawling and exquisitely renovated classic 1920's residence sits atop a prestigious white glove Carnegie Hill cooperative with direct reservoir and Central Park views from nearly every room. There are over 5,000 square feet of reimagined elegance including two large planted wrap terraces, totaling 1,800 square feet. The 25 foot living room has south and west exposures, a wood burning fireplace and elegant French doors leading to a terrace with classic prewar fountains. There is a striking red lacquered library with inlaid brass trim and magnificent built-in bookshelves, and an elegant dining room with Venetian plaster walls and double French doors.
The generously sized eat-in-kitchen features a large walnut center island, Chester granite countertops with subway tile backsplash, nickel silver sinks, SubZero refrigerator, Viking six burner stove with custom hood and pot filler as well as a huge window and access to the terrace. The luxurious corner master suite is adorned with Scalamandre silk walls with an abundance of closets including a 12 foot dressing room as well as direct access to the terrace. The windowed ensuite master bath has two vanities and an elegant free standing master tub overlooking the terrace, a glass enclosed shower, Cremar Marfil marble and nickel silver fixtures. Two additional beautiful bedrooms have excellent natural light and ensuite marble baths.
The magnificent renovation of this one of a kind home was a collaborative effort by renowned giants in the design field: designers Bunny Williams and Nancy Boszhardt as well as noted architects Hottenroth & Joseph. Additional niceties include French polished mahogany doors, custom double pane windows and doors leading to terrace, three zone central A/C, Nanz hardware, exquisite custom crown moldings, custom hardwood floors and integrated audio and lighting systems including stereo throughout. There is also a windowed laundry room (formerly staff room) with a Miele washer dryer, washing station and sink. The terraces are generously planted with boxwoods, arborvit, dogwoods, Japanese maple trees, Japanese holly, wisteria and white birch trees.
17 East 89th Street was built in 1926 by Gtan Ajello and features an elegant lobby, doorman, an exercise room, bike storage and playroom. Carnegie Hill is a quiet and beautiful neighborhood, marked by trees, the Central Park Reservoir, charming shops and restaurants, and cultural institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum and the 92nd Street Y.
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