Superbly positioned moments from Central Park, this magnificent, 20-foot wide townhouse with an elevator is located between Park and Madison Avenues, in the most convenient and fashionable part of the Upper East Side. This elegant home is notable for its consistent ceiling heights, classically proportioned, well-scaled rooms and highly desirable location surrounded by mansions and high-end 24-hour doorman buildings.
40 East 67th Street is a light-infused home with northern exposures overlooking pristine mansions and a south-facing garden. With many original restored details, and 6 wood-burning fireplaces, this 4 bedroom, 3 full bath and 2 half bath residence provides an opportunity for gracious living. A perfect synergy of 19th century charm with updated systems for a modern lifestyle.
A quaint entry setback yard presents two separate entrances: you may conveniently enter via the formal entrance or the service entrance that leads into the kitchen area. Two separate stairways offer a formal means to access all floors and a service stairway which connects the kitchen area to the parlor floor above.
GARDEN FLOOR: An enchanting doorway with refined detailing leads into a beautiful marble vestibule with intricately painted walls. At the end of the hallway is the current location of the formal dining room that leads out onto the large, south-facing, landscaped garden. An alternate location for a formal dining room is located on the next floor if desired. The service entrance welcomes you into a breakfast nook and eat in kitchen, followed by a powder room and butler’s pantry, which connects to the formal dining room.
PARLOR FLOOR: Accessible via 2 staircases, one from the service stair that connects the kitchen, and the other from the formal entry, you are led to an elegant formal living room with Southern exposures, extraordinary 12ft ceiling heights and a wood-burning fire place. The front parlor could be used as a formal dining room, office or second living area. An intimate powder room is located between these two grand rooms.
THIRD FLOOR: Featuring 11’6 ceiling heights, this floor is currently laid out as the master suite with a south facing bedroom and charming bay window overlooking the tranquil gardens, with an en suite five-fixture master bathroom and walk in closet. On the north side is a regal wood-paneled library with book shelves, a wood burning fire place and a full wet bar. The library could easily be converted into an additional bedroom suite or enlarge the Master Suite if desired.
FOURTH FLOOR: With 10’6 ceilings, the top floor is inviting with a magnificent skylight that illuminates the impressive stairwell. There are 3 bedrooms, two of which have wood-burning fireplaces and en suite bathrooms. The full-width bedroom to the front of the house is exceptionally large and comfortably fits two full beds. An exceptionally large linen closet is an additional convenience.
BASEMENT: The basement features a full laundry room, a recreation room, wine cellar, and a perfectly maintained cedar closet, as well as house mechanicals.
Throughout the house, lovely details remain in tact, with a superb level of moulding and millwork. A cosmetic renovation is currently being completed prior to official launch this Spring with an entirely fresh new look. A more substantial renovation is also possible without the need for gutting (detailed estimate available upon request). The home has ducted central air-conditioning features throughout and all systems have been meticulously maintained.
Central Park, Manhattan's finest retail and restaurants, world-class museums and art galleries are all within moments of the front door.
Listed square footage includes 750 square feet of useable space below grade inclusive of a wine cellar, cedar closet, storage room, and laundry room.