128 East 93rd Street
Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue Carnegie Hill
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- Approx. Sq. Ft.4,000
- Central air
Historic 1866 clapboard house with front and rear gardens. This rarely available 25' wide single family home offers elegant proportions and is ideal for both easy living and elegant entertaining. Currently configured as 4 bedrooms with an additional space for guests/nanny and 5 bathrooms, the house also features a windowed eat-in kitchen, wood paneled library, living room, formal dining room, butler's pantry, wine cellar, elevator, and a finished basement with laundry. The 48' south garden is splendid with seasoned plantings and a clapboard tree house. Nineteenth century details include wide plank wood floors, multiple working wood burning fireplaces, crown moldings and high ceilings. The house is centrally air conditioned and flooded with sunlight both front and rear.
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Uptown on the East Side, from 86th Street to 96th Street and from 3rd Avenue to Central Park.
The Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan, full of magnificent townhouses rarely for sale, has convenient access to Central Park. Larger buildings house prewar apartments of six or seven rooms, known as “Classic Sixes” and “Classic Sevens.” The light in the area remains generous though, as even these magnificent co-ops are usually modest in height. The resulting old-world feel, which influences even modern condos in Carnegie Hill, illustrates why steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie selected this quiet, countrified section of Manhattan as the place to build his ultimate family home. (You can still visit it today on your way to buy or rent an apartment — it’s now a branch of the Smithsonian known as the Cooper-Hewitt museum.)