With a wealth of original details, renovated flourishes, and spacious rooms to bask in the sunlight, this Renaissance Revival 20-footer is one of the best townhouses on the Upper West Side. Original wood-burning fireplaces, two peaceful outdoor terraces, Juliet balconies, an elevator, a top-of-the-line sauna, and an enchanting stained glass skylight are just the beginning. The signature ceiling-height French casement windows and doors on every floor give a sense of grandeur and elegance. The magnificent coffered ceilings and original woodwork on the parlour floor will dazzle you and your guests. . Illustrious former owners include fashion designer Perry Ellis and Rolling Stone co-founders Jane and Jann Wenner.
The townhouse has been lovingly refreshed with newly painted walls, refinished floors, and an upgraded kitchen with polished marble and Viking appliances. The bathrooms are appointed with unique Art Deco fixtures from London’s Savoy Hotel. This grand home is in mint condition and ready for you to hang your art. And, with Central Park just a breath away, this location is truly beyond compare.
Rent: $45,00o / month
Elevator Single-Family Townhouse with Access to Exclusive Turtle Bay Garden
242 East 49th Street
This renovated, elevatored, single-family townhouse offers five full stories of modern luxury with private access to Turtle Bay Gardens, an oasis enjoyed by current residents like Stephen Sondheim and past residents like Bob Dylan, E.B. White and Leopold Stokowski. Now you too can be counted among the artists, writers, and luminaries who have called Turtle Bay Gardens home.
The interiors of this rental brownstone are both contemporary and elegant. From a stone-tiled kitchen full of top-of-the-line appliances, to a floor-through master suite complete with an unusual gabled and balconied master bath and steam room, to state-of-the-art electronics systems, this townhouse has every desirable amenity. Meanwhile, arch-top windows, numerous terraces, and shining wall-sconces are among this home’s many refined touches. Best of all is the rear garden, with a romantic Mediterranean-style terrace and a low gate to Turtle Bay Gardens. Just step outside to enjoy the burbling song of several Roman-inspired fountains throughout this pocket park that few New Yorkers ever get to explore.
Recent Renovation and Palatial Multi-Level Garden in Midtown East
325 East 50th Street
Enjoy this rental’s new hardwood floors, French windows, and stunning outdoor space. Original fireplaces permeate the house, and the appliances are top-notch. Between the multi-level stone-paved garden and the brilliant sun room on the top floor, you’ll have no shortage of areas for entertaining. And this coveted location is just steps from the river and Peter Detmold Park.
Immaculate Townhouse Rental Modern Single-Family in Carnegie Hill
121 East 92nd Street
Situated on a charming tree-lined street, this Upper East Side townhouse is the epitome of modern elegance. Upon entering you are greeted with bright sun-soaked rooms, clean lines, and stately details. The Parlour Floor boasts a floor-through living space where families can gather or large parties can be thrown in the open loft-like gallery setting. Each floor in this four bedroom, two-and-a half-bath townhouse has a rear wall of floor to ceiling glass windows that provide natural light and views of the deep garden. The gracious Garden Level rounds out the townhouse with an expansive eat-in kitchen that melds rustic farmhouse flair with sleek modern convenience.
With white-washed walls and gray painted hardwood floors throughout, each room has its own distinct style that integrates one-of-a-kind lattice doors, unique doorknobs, mantelpiece accents, and other subtle and delightful surprises. No detail has been overlooked to make this a relaxing retreat, and more importantly, a luxurious home. Perfectly located between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, residents of this townhouse have access to all the Upper East Side has to offer from cultural events at the 92nd Street Y to restaurants, shopping and the 6 Train just steps away. Plus, it’s easily accessible to LaGuardia Airport for those who travel frequently.
Renovated East Side Triplex Rental
340 East 77th Street Triplex
RENTED! This luxury rental boasts three newly-renovated levels and a 1,350 square foot multi-level garden. With four bedrooms, three full baths, two fireplaces, and a fully-finished cellar level, this 25-foot-wide rental is rich with modern elegance. A gut renovation was completed in 2009. The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances including a wine cooler. The master bedroom includes a white marble wood-burning fireplace and a walk-in closet. Enjoy the beautiful, modern light fixtures on every floor. Read or barbecue in the enormous, park-like garden, or look down at it from the balcony overlooks.This building is walking distance from Carl Schurz Park, John Jay Playground, Chapin School, and The Birch Wathen Lenox School. The security system is an ADT Fire and Entry System. All windows and doors are secured, and the alarm system is integrated with the intercom system, with cameras in the front and in the garden. The building includes an industrial-strength two zone central air system. Window treatments are included.Price: $15,000/month
Elegant Three Bedroom Duplex Rental With Private Landscaped South Garden
218 East 30th Street
Rent this luxury duplex and enjoy 2,000 square feet of newly-renovated living space, plus a private, 800 square foot south garden. With three bedrooms, three brand-new full baths, a private entrance, and two fireplaces, this rental offers premium townhouse living. The renovated open plan kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances and plenty of space for your culinary adventures. The master bedroom is a 350 square foot expanse with two walk-in closets and a floor-to-ceiling reverse bay window. 11-foot ceilings are present throughout. Enjoy exclusive access to a landscaped south garden. A washer/dryer is in the building. Brand-new ductless a/c, individual temperature control, and video security are among the state-of-the-art systems in this unit.
This elegant, turn-of-the-century townhouse is perfectly positioned on a tree-lined block in the East 30s. Only a brisk walk from midtown, this block preserves a neighborly atmosphere. At the same time, the dining districts along Third and Second Avenues offer endless possibilities for entertainment.
Extra-Large Apartment with Outdoor Space
218 East 30th Street
Located only a brisk walk from Midtown, this one-bedroom floor-through apartment is quintessential townhouse living. Climb the stairs to the third floor and you enter a spacious apartment that has a modern layout and flow. Renovated in 2013, this unit has approximately 1,000 square feet and offers a world of possibilities.
With large windows and hardwood floors throughout, the front bedroom as well as the dining area boast working fireplaces. The rear living area is drenched with sun from French doors that lead out onto a hexagonal terrace. The kitchen has full-size appliances including a Viking range, dishwasher, and a chef’s island. There is also a marble full bath, powder room, and a stacked washer and dryer in the apartment.
No smoking. Pets on a case by case basis.
Renovated Single-Family Townhouse for Rent
244 East 49th Street
Home to iconic actress Katharine Hepburn throughout her long career (1931-1990s), this renovated single-family brownstone epitomizes New York elegance. Now you can join Katharine Hepburn, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, and E.B. White on the long list of New York artists and icons who have resided in the celebrity enclave surrounding Turtle Bay Gardens, a picturesque private park.
The interiors of this townhouse have been updated to meet contemporary standards of luxury while preserving their historic character. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated with custom stone tiling, top-of-the-line appliances, and stylish fixtures.Meanwhile, historic details remain, including graceful floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-burning fireplaces, and ornate mantelpieces. Katharine Hepburn’s original built-in mirrored vanity is a classic Hollywood touch. Fall in love with this home’s Italianate garden, complete with a Renaissance-style fountain. Then step out into Turtle Bay Gardens, a lush oasis that few New Yorkers are ever privileged to explore.
Restored Quadruplex for Rent!
315 West 78th Street
If you are looking for a sun-filled, townhouse quadruplex rental on an attractive block in the west 70’s only steps to Riverside Park, with exceptional detail, a stunning open parlor floor great for entertaining, all ideally located for shopping, services, restaurants and transportation; this is a terrific choice. Hand-restored original woodwork, historic moldings, and period light fixtures are preserved throughout.Oversized windows and rare side-windows brighten every floor. Kitchens and baths have been updated in granite and marble. From the repointed façade to the resealed roof, this property has been lovingly cared for and restored. No smoking. Pets ok.