More information: 132 East 38th Street
Called a “jewel box” by The New York Times, this 20′-wide, single-family townhouse is a must-see. Enjoy 2400 square feet of living, plus 800 square feet of outdoor space on a quiet block only a brisk walk from midtown.
Exterior steps and a decorative iron grille lead to the separate English Basement entrance. The front living room is brightened by two street-level windows. Ivory painted wainscoting trims the walls. To the rear are an additional large closet and a full bath with shower. Interior stairs lead to the first floor.
Upon entering from the street you immediately notice the hardwood floors and ivory wall moldings. The front dining room is smartened by decorative paneling and a gas fireplace with a stone mantelpiece. The kitchen was remodeled in 2002 with custom cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and state-of-the-art stove and dish washer. In the corridor, a graceful original staircase leads to the parlour level.
Bibliophiles will love this level’s current layout. The landing features a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelf, and the entire rear wall of the parlour is devoted to the same purpose. Accessible through double doors, the parlour has three tall front windows and wood flooring. This L-shaped space provides for easy creation of a sunny study or breakfast room.
This level houses the master suite. Wood floors, ivory woodwork and built-in bookshelves below the windows harmonize with the rest of the house. To the left is a walk-in closet. To the rear is the ensuite full bathroom with white wainscot, updated in 2002.
This floor contains another bedroom, full bath, and sun-drenched study. Ivory painted woodwork brightens the bedroom. The bathroom includes white wainscot and a shimmering tile-and-glass shower.
Iron interior stairs lead to the roof deck. Spacious enough for dining or entertaining, this wood-decked outdoor space affords one-of-a-kind views of midtown landmarks including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.