Eleanor Roosevelt Mansion

55 East 74th Street

Upper East Side   |   Madison Avenue & Park Avenue

Building for sale
$ 16,000,000
Ownership Single Family
Lot Size 18'x102'
Floors/Apts 6/1
Status Active
Real Estate Taxes [Per Annum] $ 31,920
Building Type Townhouse
Building Size 18'x86'
Year Built 1898
ASF/ASM 8,500/790
Listing ID: 26087TH

Property Description

Have it all with this historic townhouse in pristine condition and modernized for life today. Designed by Buchman and Deisler in 1898 and once home to Eleanor Roosevelt, the expansive limestone landmark has played host to New York’s most notable and remains an entertainer’s dream today, comfortably accommodating up to 500 guests. Located in a super-prime location among a row of eight equally well-maintained townhomes, this six-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence offers the best version of Manhattan living, now and tomorrow. After arriving outside a gated entry and distinctive two-story bowed facade, step inside a columned portico and two sets of twin iron grille doors to a grand scale entertaining space with 12-foot ceilings and a Louis XIV chandelier. Beyond, a modern, sun-filled kitchen features a banquette and oversized center island for casual dining, with a media room bathed in natural light from 10-foot skylights and rear garden following. In fact, most of the townhouse’s five floors offer functioning outdoor space, often with iconic views of The Carlyle Hotel and Central Park. Continuing the soaring 12-foot ceilings, the parlor level has played host to countless cultural and political icons, from John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev to Prince Edward and Leonard Bernstein. Hyde Park moldings are found throughout this level, with a front living room showcasing a marble fireplace, curved floor-to-ceiling windows and decorative frieze, a formal dining room with a second fully operational, wood-burning marble fireplace and antique Swarovski chandelier, and rear service kitchen. The parlor level can be accessed from a custom period staircase with marble newel posts, or a more private rear stair. The full-floor primary suite continues the townhome’s grand scale, with a south-facing, light-filled primary bedroom, gracious primary bath offering a marble soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks, extensive closets and a bright, welcoming home office. Above, the fourth and fifth floors contain four additional bedrooms with en suite baths as well as one additional junior bedroom. At the top, enjoy a rooftop garden oasis with expansive city views! The pinnacle of townhouse living, 55 East 74th Street brings the glamour and weight of history, updated to embrace how we live today. In fact, the property’s mechanical systems have been meticulously renovated over recent years, including an updated and enlarged elevator, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, safety and security programming. Outside, rest assured with a facade that has been repointed within the last two years and a new roof within the last three years. Live in history, live in glamour, live in comfort, live in luxury. This stunning home must be seen in person. Come see for yourself…Today!
Have it all with this historic townhouse in pristine condition and modernized for life today. Designed by Buchman and Deisler in 1898 and once home to Eleanor Roosevelt, the expansive limestone landmark has played host to New York’s most notable and remains an entertainer’s dream today, comfortably accommodating up to 500 guests. Located in a super-prime location among a row of eight equally well-maintained townhomes, this six-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence offers the best version of Manhattan living, now and tomorrow. After arriving outside a gated entry and distinctive two-story bowed facade, step inside a columned portico and two sets of twin iron grille doors to a grand scale entertaining space with 12-foot ceilings and a Louis XIV chandelier. Beyond, a modern, sun-filled kitchen features a banquette and oversized center island for casual dining, with a media room bathed in natural light from 10-foot skylights and rear garden following. In fact, most of the townhouse’s five floors offer functioning outdoor space, often with iconic views of The Carlyle Hotel and Central Park. Continuing the soaring 12-foot ceilings, the parlor level has played host to countless cultural and political icons, from John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev to Prince Edward and Leonard Bernstein. Hyde Park moldings are found throughout this level, with a front living room showcasing a marble fireplace, curved floor-to-ceiling windows and decorative frieze, a formal dining room with a second fully operational, wood-burning marble fireplace and antique Swarovski chandelier, and rear service kitchen. The parlor level can be accessed from a custom period staircase with marble newel posts, or a more private rear stair. The full-floor primary suite continues the townhome’s grand scale, with a south-facing, light-filled primary bedroom, gracious primary bath offering a marble soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks, extensive closets and a bright, welcoming home office. Above, the fourth and fifth floors contain four additional bedrooms with en suite baths as well as one additional junior bedroom. At the top, enjoy a rooftop garden oasis with expansive city views! The pinnacle of townhouse living, 55 East 74th Street brings the glamour and weight of history, updated to embrace how we live today. In fact, the property’s mechanical systems have been meticulously renovated over recent years, including an updated and enlarged elevator, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, safety and security programming. Outside, rest assured with a facade that has been repointed within the last two years and a new roof within the last three years. Live in history, live in glamour, live in comfort, live in luxury. This stunning home must be seen in person. Come see for yourself…Today!

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Apartment Features

A/C [Central]

Outdoor

Private Garden
55 East 74th Street Upper East Side New York NY 10021

Building Details [55 East 74th Street]

Ownership Single Family
Service Level Voice Intercom
Access Elevator
Block/Lot 1389/33
Building Size 18'x86'
Zoning R10
Building Type Townhouse
Year Built 1898
Floors/Apts 6/1
Lot Size 18'x102'

Building Amenities

Garden
Gated Entry
Laundry Rooms
Roof Deck

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