Posh Single-Family Townhouse Rental
With Private Access to Turtle Bay Gardens
Sunny, refined, and move-in ready, this single-family townhouse rental offers every desirable amenity. 242 East 49th Street boasts five bedrooms including a floor-through master suite with a balconied bath and steam room, a stone-tiled kitchen full of top-of-the-line appliances, library, state-of-the-art electronics systems, and an elevator. It is a blank slate ready to accommodate any lifestyle.
Best of all, the outdoor spaces are the most unique in New York City. In addition to a parlour floor terrace and spacious South-facing rear yard, the townhouse has private access to Turtle Bay Gardens. The exclusive oasis is akin to entering Wonderland where residents can stroll a lush lane and enjoy the burbling song of several Roman-inspired fountains throughout.
Through the main entrance you reach the stone-tiled foyer. On the left is the renovated kitchen with stone flooring and counters, mosaic backsplashes, and deluxe appliances including a 6-burner Wolf range and stainless-steel Sub-Zero refrigerator. A powder room and elevator are nearby. On your right is a spacious walk-through pantry and china cabinet leading to the formal dining room. Three tall arch-top windows drench this room in sun, while an arch-top glass door opens out to the garden.
The flagstone patio edged with flowering bushes is the ideal place for a summer dinner or cocktail hour. On your right, brick steps curve up to the second story terrace, creating a bi-level outdoor entertaining area. Ascend a few stone steps and swing open a low wooden gate to enter Turtle Bay Gardens. Stroll down the central path and experience the silence and relaxation of this private park. Rest amid the greenery on a hidden lovers’ bench or continue until you’re surprised by one of several Italianate fountains.
Up the stairs and through arch-top doors you reach the parlour level library. A working fireplace, built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and French windows combine to make this the library of any bibliophile’s dreams. The rear parlour is an ideal ballroom with soaring ceilings, a working fireplace, shining hardwood flooring, and a floor-to-ceiling mirror. Three sets of graceful French doors open onto the Mediterranean terrace. Your guests can enjoy the view of Turtle Bay Gardens, or descend curving steps to the flagstone patio and explore the Gardens firsthand
The rear guest bedroom on the third floor has a working fireplace, plush wall-to-wall carpeting, and a walk-in closet. French doors open to a Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens. Adjoining this bedroom, a full bath with tub has been renovated with cream-colored marble. Another full bath is available in the hallway, with a glass shower and marble tile. The front bedroom on this level enjoys an alcove, hardwood flooring, a fireplace, and three sun-drenched windows.
This level includes another two full-width bedrooms, each with hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and tall windows. The rear bathroom adjoins a renovated full bath with tub, while another full bath with a glass-walled shower is located near the front bedroom.
Exit the elevator or ascend the stairs to the master suite level. The master bath is built for hours or relaxation with a Steamist steam bath sauna, a state-of-the-art audio system, and even a Juliet balcony. Nearby is a windowed dressing room with plenty of room for the most extensive wardrobe. The master bedroom has high, beamed ceilings, a working fireplace, and a built-in flat-screen TV. Three sets of French doors open to the master terrace overlooking the garden.
Descending from the pantry area on the garden level you reach the cellar. This semi-finished space includes a laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer, a wood-paneled storage room, and a powder room. The building mechanicals are also stored on this level.