This approximately 1,425 square foot pre-war mansion parlor floor-thru, home of designer Francine Coffey, is a classic. Whether you enter up the grand staircase or from the internal elevator which opens directly into the apartment, the effect on the senses is stunning. Bask in the baronial sized Living Room with its 11 foot ceilings, a full wall of floor-to-ceiling French doors overlooking the tree-lined block and featuring a wood burning fireplace with decorative mantle, herringbone oak floors, magnificent wood molding detail, and decorative ceiling details.
Down the hall is the enormous Master Bedroom with a gas burning fireplace, French doors overlook the Juliette balcony, dressing room and ensuite bath with its soaking tub and hand-held shower. Herringbone floors and decorative molding round out the design.
The library overlooks the gardens with south, east, and west exposures and has floor to ceiling bookcases as well as windows that mimic the French doors. It features its own custom bath with marble tile.
A spacious galley kitchen features many cabinets, drawers, and top of the line Gaggenau appliances. Next to the kitchen and strategically positioned in the hall is a wet bar. All are critically located for entertaining or just dining at home. Lots of storage, wired for sound and CAC in the Master Bedroom, Library, and Kitchen area round out this magnificent home.
Located in the Upper East Side Historic District, 36 East 69th St. was built around 1879. A common practice in the early 20th century was to replace unfashionable brownstone-fronted houses with a more sophisticated limestone style mansion. 36 East 69th St. was subsequently redesigned twice by two prominent architects, Jardine, Kent & Jardine in 1903, and in 1923 by Carrere & Hastings for Mrs. Theodore Pratt. This 25 foot wide 6 story elevatored mansion was converted into a cooperative in 1984.
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Outdoor space: Balcony
Woodburning Fireplaces: 1
Listing Agents: Linda Stillwell and Dennis G. Stillwell