171 East 73rd Street is a handsome 20′ wide landmarked townhouse built in 1860 and situated on an architecturally distinct tree-lined block surrounded by mid to late 19th century carriage houses. In 1924 an entry vestibule and cast-iron fence enclosed front court were added. One of the finest features of the house is the cast iron veranda outside of the floor to ceiling windows of the Parlor floor. Once a common site in NYC, these verandas are extremely rare. Wisteria vines bloom dramatically over the front of the house and veranda with beautiful lilac blossoms and foliage throughout the spring, summer and fall. 171 East 73rd Street offers 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, an oversized 33′ living room with an unusually high skylight overhead, direct access to a zen garden, a 22′ renovated eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room that easily accommodates twelve. A spacious master bedroom suite including a luxurious new bathroom and expansive dressing room occupies the entire Parlor floor with all the wonderful detail (2 decorative fireplaces), ceiling height and oversized windows that one would expect . The house has central air-conditioning on the garden and parlor floors, thru-wall air-conditioning on the upper floors and a full 1000sf basement with cedar storage and wine cellar.
Offered @ $7,850,000