UNPARALLELED UPPER EAST SIDE LIVING

48 East 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY

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$22,000,000
  • 6

    Levels
  • 5

    bedrooms
  • 7,443

    square feet +/-
  • 6F/3H

    bathrooms
  • Classic Upper East Side Mansion
  • |
  • Prestigious Neighborhood
  • |
  • South Garden
  • |
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • |
  • Movie Theatre
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Nestled on a coveted block between Park and Madison Avenues, this classic Upper East Side haven is situated just a short stroll from Central Park and Museum Mile. Originally built in 1924, the 7,443 SF+/- home features 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms across 6 levels, 7 fireplaces, and 750 SF+/- of outdoor living space. A thoughtful renovation completed in 2019 combines globally-inspired interiors with expert craftsmanship and smart home technology in a seamless architectural feat.

Known for its rich history, quiet tree-lined streets, and world-famous architectural masterpieces, the Upper East Side is one of the most distinguished neighborhoods in New York City. Along with the estate’s close proximity to Central Park and world-renowned museums, Manhattan’s finest retail, restaurants, and galleries are just moments from the front door.

Spanning 20 feet wide, this awe-inspiring renovation offers a worldly take on the home’s historic character, featuring a copper roof and downspouts, double-thickness mahogany doors throughout, custom paneling and built-ins, marble fireplaces, imported exotic wood flooring, and luxurious Stucco Veneziano walls and ceilings painstakingly framed by authentic hand-run plaster moldings.

Smart home technology ensures every convenience and luxury—from custom Lutron lighting and Sonos sound systems to the 21-camera closed-circuit security system with intercom—operates at your command. Street-level upgrades include wrought iron door grates designed and commissioned by a well-known artist, an access control entry vestibule, indestructible sound-proof security glass windows, and a front sidewalk that automatically melts snow on contact.

This home boasts three private outdoor living spaces, including the tranquil south-facing Japanese garden, a well-appointed rooftop terrace made of brazillian ipé wood with exceptional city views, and a private terrace off of the fourth-level bedroom.

A classic entry hall with limestone floors leads to the state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, equipped with high-end appliances by Gaggenau, heated granite flooring, and sleek European cabinetry. A family room, office, and staff suite with separate service entrance complete the first level.

The family room features sliding doors that open to the magnificent 520 SF+/- garden, allowing nature to merge seamlessly with city living.

A 520 SF +/- garden ensconced in Brazilian Ipé decking and nonslip granite floors sets the mood for refined outdoor entertaining, expertly illuminated by custom recessed light boxes and a charming tree feature. A staircase leads to the second-level service kitchen.

Connected to the family room via a custom Lualdi door, the quiet study is complete with walnut paneling, built-ins, and an AV rack.

With 1,500 SF+/- of entertaining space a traditional double parlor layout on the second level features two living rooms, each with stunning rosewood herringbone floors, wood-burning fireplaces, Stucco Veneziano walls and ceilings, and hand-run crown molding.

An exquisite gallery between the living rooms showcases a hand-carved plaster ceiling and paneled mahogany walls that conceal the entrances to a powder room and closet.

The light-filled formal dining conservatory maintains old-world elegance with a vaulted glass ceiling and wood beams. French doors lead to a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.

Conveniently adjacent to the dining room, a fully-equipped entertainment kitchen offers high-end appliances and a separate entrance leading down the garden.

The entire third floor is dedicated to a master suite, promising ultimate privacy and a wealth of luxuries from alligator leather walls, Edelman leather floors, a wood burning fireplace with mahogany and soapstone facade, and recessed security door, plus two master bathrooms and two walk-in closets.

While one master bathroom features a relaxing Bisazza glass tiled soaking tub, smart toilet, mahogany trim, and heated flooring, the other boasts gleaming floor-to-ceiling Italian Carrara statuary slab marble, a steam shower with half-inch glass panels, and heated flooring.

On the fourth level, a large bedroom with custom built-ins, a walk-in closet, powder room, and wood-burning fireplace with carved marble facade doubles as the perfect upper-level library or game room.

Down the hall from the library, an exclusive suite at the home’s rear offers the ultimate escape for guests with oak flooring and Stucco Veneziano walls. A fireplace, full bathroom, and intimate study leading out to the suite’s private outdoor terrace complete the space.

The fifth level offers additional gathering and sleeping quarters, including a large en-suite bedroom overlooking the garden, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, and full bathroom with skylight.

The magnificent home theatre features stunning three-dimensional teak paneling on every surface, surround sound, an en-suite bathroom, and walk-in closet, all constructed in adherence to traditional Thai building methods and design.

The 230 SF+/- rooftop terrace offers unforgettable city views of the quiet streets and impressive buildings of the Upper East Side. Custom mood lighting, Ipé wood floors, and glass railings create an ideal environment to watch the sun set over the skyline from this private elevated oasis.

Old-world charm continues in the 1,084 SF+/- cellar, where brick arches and in-ground accent lighting lead to a private wine cellar complete with modern glass shelves, fossil stone flooring, and a glimmering Bisazza mosaic.

This refined townhouse offers the finest in luxury living with the excitement of New York City at its doorstep. The Upper East Side is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan, located in close proximity to some of the finest shopping, restaurants, and cultural institutions in the world.
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  • Classic Upper East Side Mansion
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  • Prestigious Neighborhood
  • |
  • South Garden
  • |
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • |
  • Movie Theatre
location

A Premier Address in a Prestigious Neighborhood

Nestled on a coveted block between Park and Madison Avenues, this classic Upper East Side haven is situated just a short stroll from Central Park and Museum Mile.

A CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE WITH INCREDIBLE OUTDOOR SPACE

Originally built in 1924, the 7,443 SF+/- home features 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms across 6 levels, 7 fireplaces, and 750 SF+/- of outdoor living space. A thoughtful renovation completed in 2019 combines globally-inspired interiors with expert craftsmanship and smart home technology in a seamless architectural feat.

Exteriors

48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY

Interiors

48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
48 E 81st Street, Upper East Side, NY
Cellar
First Level
Second Level
Third Level
Fourth Level
Fifth Level
Rooftop
Overview
  • Classic Upper East Side Mansion
  • Built in 1924 | Newly Renovated in 2019
  • 7,443 SF+/- of Interior Living Space
  • 750 SF+/- of Outdoor Living Space
  • 6 Levels + Rooftop
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full & 3 Half Bathroom
  • 7 Wood Burning Fireplaces
  • 20 Ft Wide
  • South Garden
  • Private Terrace
  • Rooftop Terrace
Location
  • Nestled Between Park and Madison Avenue, on one of the Upper East Side’s Most Beautiful and Quiet Streets
  • Central Park, Manhattan's Finest Retail and Restaurants, World-class Museums and Art Galleries are all within Moments of the Front Door

    EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Exterior Doors - 2 1/2 Inch Solid Mahogany
  • Integrated Lutron Lighting System:
    – Dimmable LED & Halogen
    – Multi-zone
  • Smart Home Technology
  • Sonos Sound System
  • High-end Security System
  • Audio/visual Systems (21 Cameras Total)
  • Front Sidewalk Snow Melt System
  • Double Pane Insulated Front Windows:
    – Soundproof Glazing
    – Security Glass
  • Copper Leaders, Gutters, Flashing and Roofing
Interior Features
  • Imported Exotic Wood Floors
  • Stucco Veneziano Walls & Ceilings
  • Hand-run Plaster Crown Moldings
  • High-end Appointments
  • Recessed Primary & Secondary Lighting Throughout:
    – Integrated Lutron Lighting System
    – Dimmable LED & Halogen
    – Multi-zone
  • Smart Home Technology
  • Sonos Sound System
  • High-end Security System
  • Audio/visual Systems (21 Cameras Total)
  • Cast Bronze Air Conditioning Grill Registers
  • Bronze Switch Plates
  • Interior Doors - 1 3/4 Inch Solid Mahogany
  • Slab Stone Bathrooms

    HIGH-END SECURITY SYSTEM & FEATURES
  • Multi-zone Alarm System with Wireless Backup:
    – CC TV & Closed Circuit
  • Smart Home Camera System (21 Cameras Total):
    – Infrared Night Vision Capability
    – Remote Viewing
    – Recording Capabilities
    – Motion Detector Alerts
  • Intercom Security System – Ability to Control Remotely
  • Mantrap Doors
  • High-end Maglock Features
  • Front Windows – Bullet Proof Security Glass Windows

All information regarding property for sale or rental is from sources deemed reliable, but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale, lease or withdrawn from the market without notice. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy of the furnished information. All dimensions are approximate. Architectural renderings may be shown and photographs may be in enhanced. For exact dimensions, please consult your own architect and/or engineer.

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