Welcome to 113 East 35th Street on one of Murray Hills’ idyllic tree-lined townhouse blocks.
Built in 1857, at the height of Italianate brownstone construction in the city, this townhouse is an exemplar of the architectural and social history of the period and the decades that followed.
The house has been meticulously restored and much of the rich historical details remain intact. The current setup comprises two apartments: a garden duplex with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and one powder room: and the owner’s triplex with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder room.
Striking period details such as the curved mahogany banisters, patterned hardwood floors, and intricate moldings enrich an otherwise thoroughly modernized home including zoned climate control and a full-sized laundry room.
This turnkey home is perfect either as live/income and live/work in its current setup or with an easy conversion back to a single-family house.
Owner’s Triplex An entrance above street level welcomes guests into a private hallway and up a staircase to the residence. The lower floor of the home is perfectly laid out with a front parlor room, a powder room, a gourmet kitchen, and a dining room with a Venetian chandelier, which opens onto a sizable entertaining terrace—the perfect perch for alfresco dining. The kitchen, outfitted with cherry wood and Carrara marble, features a Viking range, Bosch dishwasher, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a 130-bottle wine cooler. While it has undoubtedly been the location of a grand party or two, it is also perfectly suited for intimate dinners with friends.
The floor above is presently dedicated as the primary bedroom suite including the bedroom, two bathrooms, and a library/home office. The top floor houses two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, the laundry room, and provides direct access to your private roof deck boasting rare views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.
Garden Duplex Accessed through the parlor entry, the upper floor of this lovely apartment features a massive living room, the kitchen, a powder room, and the library/home office. The garden floor has two bedrooms and a full bathroom, as well as the dreamy garden, a pleasant and whimsical counter-balance to Gotham’s hustle and bustle. “A secret nook in a pleasant land” as Ralph Waldo Emerson might describe this enchanting outdoor space.
Notable Historical Fact The most famous residents of this townhouse were Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, esteemed actors on Broadway and London’s West End, and stars of films by Alfred Hitchcock and dozens of others over more than a century of their combined careers. During the 1940s and 50s, their legendary and long-lived romance was centered in this historic row house where they spent their days recovering from nights in the footlights (often together) and the spotlight (always together). This is a house that has seen some celebration: the couple lived here when Tandy debuted the role of Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” an iconic performance for which she won a Tony Award, and their years on East 35th coincided with their years at the top of the stage pantheon.