Welcome to 225 East 48th Street an elegantly renovated light-filled townhouse featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 powder rooms, an elevator, beautifully landscaped roof deck, two terraces, private garden and is equipped with a smart home integration system.
Nestled on a serene tree-lined block, this home has Turtle Bay Garden views, and approximately 4,500 sqft of living space, with an additional 1,000 sqft of outdoor space. The back of the house has north-facing floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden and the facade has oversized south-facing windows filling the house with wonderful light.
Built in 1867, this Italianate-style home underwent a thorough two-year renovation in 2016. Entering the parlor floor, through an arched double door, one is immediately impressed by the thoughtful design and original detail including two marble fireplace mantels and a meticulously restored gilded pier mirror. Classic white oak herringbone floors are complemented by 10'7" ceilings, and hand-crafted walnut cabinetry. Adjoining the spacious reception area and large living room is a maple and marble wet bar with a Franke sink, Miele dishwasher and wine fridge. A discreetly placed half bath is also on this floor. The double living room seamlessly accommodates two seating areas, and is anchored by floor to ceiling windows and French doors that open to a terrace facing the garden.
The eat-in kitchen designed by Henrybuilt features high end appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Miele double wall oven, dishwasher, and five burner induction cooktop with pot filler. French doors off the kitchen open to a terrace, perfect to relax and take-in the view of the Turtle Bay Gardens. A hallway with pantry and guest bath brings you to the sunny dining room with tall south-facing windows and ample room for a seating area and large table.
The home's interior extends upstairs to the top floor primary bedroom suite, complete with built-out dressing area, fireplace, and relaxing spa-like marble bath that includes a deep, freestanding soaking tub, dual-sink vanity, separate steam shower, radiant heated flooring, an oversized skylight, and an electric mirror with integrated TV. The two additional sized bedrooms on the 4th floor are generously proportioned with built-out closets and share a hall bath. All bathrooms feature Toto wall mounted toilets with bidets. The main laundry area is located on this floor next to your linen closet with full size washer/dryer and utility sink.
The garden level, with separate under the stoop access, can function as a guest apartment or as additional living space. There is a south-facing front living room, full-service kitchen with high end appliances, washer/dryer, full bath and bedroom with garden access. A finished full height basement provides ample storage with built in maple shelving and sizable cedar closet, a dedicated exercise space, and houses the mechanicals.
Outdoor areas are equipped with timed landscape lighting and programmable irrigation systems. Zola triple-paned windows, on a low-traffic street, maintain a quiet environment throughout. Additional features include a large skylight, smart home Savant Pro automation system, motorized Lutron window treatments, and built-in Sono speakers. You have control over the audiovisual, lighting, climate, security and alarm from your phone. There is a ventilation system, providing filtered fresh air, and a quiet Mitsubishi Multi system for heating and cooling. The building is highly environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient, and was one of the first in NYC to be awarded an Energy Star.
Situated between 3rd and 2nd Avenues, 225 E 48th St is close to Grand Central, the East River, FDR Drive, The UN, and countless dining options such as Avra Estiatorio, Smith & Wollensky, and Totto Ramen. Life at 225 East 48th Street will put you in the center of it all in one of New York City's most distinguished enclaves. Please note this is a co-exclusive.