A spectacular five-story Upper East Side townhouse at 48 East 81st Street has been listed for $22 million with Allison Chalfin of Douglas Elliman. Newly renovated, the 7,433-square-foot, 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home features teak (and very zen-looking) media room, a mid-century solarium and neon accents throughout.
This beautiful Upper East Side townhouse is a rare find, offering the stately elegance of a classic UES mansion coupled with a sense of modern sophistication and state-of-the-art systems associated with new construction. 48 East 81st Street is the ideal place for both calm, intimate living and elaborate entertaining.
Each room attracts attention with an extraordinary level of detail, from imported South African wood floors and Venetian stucco walls to hand-run plaster moldings, leather flooring in the master suite, and gourmet chef’s kitchen.
An office comes with an en-suite bathroom in the front of the house and a modern, wood-paneled study in the rear. The primary bathroom includes a soaking tub and changing room with his-and-her closets.
A gallery on the second floor is decorated with wood coffered walls. On either side of the gallery are two living rooms, the rear of which opens into a dining room conservatory with a small terrace. This unique space has a peaked sky-lit ceiling and geometric paneling. There’s a second, smaller kitchen off the dining room.
The third floor is dedicated to the primary bedroom suite. The bedroom, complete with leather flooring, faces the street. In the center are two separate bathrooms, and in the rear is a massive, custom dressing room.
The bedroom on the fourth floor has been set up as a library and has a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. There’s another large bedroom and a smaller bedroom that leads to a rear deck.
The fifth floor is home to an all-teak media room.
The basement features storage space, a laundry room, a dog wash station, and a wine cellar.
Aside from the exquisite design and high-end appointments, the home boasts top-of-the-line lighting, security and audio/visual systems.
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