132 East 62nd Street
Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue Upper East Side
Nearby Subway Stations
Two south facing bedrooms connecting to playroom with bath, front bedroom with bath, and store room. Access to roof.
Front and back Master Bedrooms, each with bath and generous closets. Interior office.
Gracious Master Suite consisting of Bedroom with wbfp, large bath and dressing room with ample storage and Front Study with wbfp and second bath.
Large reception area, grand south facing Living Room with wbfp. Beautiful Library with wbfp.
Vestibule, Foyer leading to large Dining Room with unusual tray ceiling, opening onto south garden. Eat in Kitchen with separate entrance, large pantry, and dumb waiter to 2nd and 3rd floors. Powder room.
- Central air
- Dining room
- Excellent light
- Gas fireplace
- Great closet space
- Hardwood floors
- Marble floors
- Modern kitchen
- Security system
- Storage space
- Walk-in closets
- Wood-burning fireplace
Well located off Park Avenue, 132 East 62nd Street is a stunningly beautiful historic 5-story, 20 foot wide, single-family residence with an elevator. Built in 1871 by the esteemed architect John Sexton, this Italianate Brownstone is located in the Upper East Side Historic District. For over half a century, the renowned literary couple Bennett and Phyllis Cerf called it home. In 2010 the home underwent a complete restoration/renovation inside and out to create an immeasurably gracious and comfortable home. The current owner, an accomplished designer, fell in love with the historic provenance; both architecturally and the personality of the home and inspired her team to collaborate with her to re-facet this home, while preserving its legacy.
The original facade restored with charming wrought-iron gates encloses the front garden. As you enter the home, a lovely foyer with carrera marble floors and glazed walls greets you. The ground floor has been brilliantly reoriented so that the entrance foyer, eat-in chef’s kitchen and the family room opens onto a serene Zen garden with a water wall. Additionally on the ground floor is the service entrance, a mud room and a pantry. The original staircase has been reinforced and leads to a grand Parlor Floor with a garden facing Living Room, a center gallery and a northern facing Library/Dining Room. High ceilings, fine architectural details, restored period mantles and elegant proportions distinguish these rooms. The third floor is entirely dedicated to a luxurious Master Suite comprising the Master Bedroom with a restored wood-burning fireplace, Ensuite Bath, Dressing Room and a mahogany wood-paneled Study with a wood-burning fireplace. The fourth floor offers two exquisite bedrooms each with ensuite baths and a central kitchenette with laundry. The fifth floor boasts three more bedrooms, a sitting room, and two bathrooms. Altogether, 6 lovely bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a well renovated basement, an elevator, central A/C, two skylights plus a landscaped garden complete this exceptional property.
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