Impeccably rebuilt with unparalleled materials and craftsmanship, this Colonial Revival six (6) floor 20-foot wide elevatorbrownstone embellished with copper is in mint condition with an oversized South facing garden. This home feels both warm and welcoming for everyday life and also thoughtfully designed for grand scale entertaining over almost 6,000 SF. One would be challenged to find a home on the market of such exquisite detail and build quality. No expense was spared in the meticulous design and construction of this beautiful home.
The graceful arrival to the home begins by passing through a double doored entry foyer and into a generous sitting room with a cozy windowed banquette. This room is accented by a unique peacock feathered wallpaper by F. Schumacher. Holly Hunt light fixtures adorn the walls and ceilings throughout the home. In the rear of the garden level is a large eat-in chef’s kitchen by Smallbone with custom walnut cabinetry and Calacatta marble.
Outdoor features include a fully integrated kitchen with gas powered grill, irrigation for plantings, a gas powered stone fire pit, and blue stone pavers with automatic snow melt underfoot.
In addition to a leather-clad commercial elevator which accesses all floors, a custom leather-wrapped handrail guides your journey throughout the home. The hardwood floors throughout are custom hand-scraped walnut with radiant heat (warm board). Upstairs on the parlor level is a stunning entertaining floor. This massive living room with 10’8” ceilings is enhanced by an oversized limestone mantle fireplace and a pair of steel casement-style French doors offering garden views and leading out to a terrace running the width of the house. Through another stylish wet bar is a gorgeous library or dining room trimmed with leather wrapped wallpaper by Ralph Lauren and custom walnut millwork.
The third floor is dedicated to the primary suite. The large bedroom with a trio of Juliet balconies overlooks the garden. A five fixture marble bathroom with steam shower connects to a chic dressing room with a gas fireplace encased in a limestone mantle.
Ascending to the fourth floor are three additional bedrooms. The two bedrooms in the rear share a marble bath with double vanity and the larger bedroom features an ensuite bath and additional bay window. A skylit top floor includes a wonderfully bright media room outfitted with a small kitchen with a sink, dishwasher, built-in espresso machine and small refrigerator.
In the fully finished basement is a cozy windowed den with a wet bar, perfect for a downstairs media room or additional entertaining space.
The house is fully sprinklered throughout, includes a dual gas boiler, multi-zoned central HVAC, Lutron lighting and shades, central vacuum system and sophisticated security system. The Kemper roof has a resin-based waterproofing system.
138 East 65th Street is a short distance from Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping and dining as well as midtown Manhattan.