Those desiring a palatial residence know that with New York townhouses, a width of 25 feet is ideal in creating well proportioned, grand, and voluminous rooms. This stately Regency-style Flemish brick mansion, situated on the Upper Eastside, is just steps off Fifth Avenue on 84th Street. Commissioned in 1884 for Philip Braender, the faade was redone in 1906 by world renowned architect Augustus N. Allen. This dignified, 25-foot wide, 6-story private residence is graced with a handsome rusticated limestone base, Flemish red brick, limestone bay-windows and a private garage.
The outstanding feature of this extraordinary home includes an expansive design, which provides a proper and gracious layout for the most formal of entertaining, while also accommodating six generously-sized bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and a garage. The public/entertaining spaces of the living and dining room, along with the butlers pantry, are situated on the second floor. The family room/informal dining area, the garden sitting room, and the commercial grade kitchen can support the most lavish of soirees. For the daring, step down to the cellar where the temperature controlled wine cellar and tasting room awaits.
The staff quarters above the butlers pantry has its own back staircase which provides further privacy from the rest of the residence. The upper levels of the home offers six generously-sized bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a formal library, nannys room/playroom, family room, and kitchenette. Other features include 8 wood-burning fireplaces and an elevator servicing the basement through the fifth floor.
The residence is simply a home, replete with its own GARAGE, a feature completely unheard of in the historic district of the Upper East Side.
This magnificent home awaits a discerning purchaser who desires the ultimate and palatial New York mansion.