34 East 61st Street is a 21'-wide, 5-story commercial/residential townhouse built full on a 100' lot in the C5-1 zoning district off Madison Avenue. The building has approximately 9,765 square feet on 6 finished levels. It is located on a prime block in the Plaza Business District which is also home to the Regency Hotel, the 667 Madison Avenue office tower, the headquarters of Graff jewelers and fine restaurants including La Goulue, Serafina and Sant Ambroeus.
Until recently, the building was the uptown showroom for Christian Liaigre, the celebrated French furniture designer. Before that it housed Charlie Parker's Aureole restaurant. The C5-1 zoning permits any commercial use (such as restaurant, gallery, luxury retail, showroom and offices) as well as any residential, nonprofit or government use.
Currently, the three lower levels, each built full, are set up for open plan commercial use. The fourth level is set up as a corporate office with a large south-facing terrace. The top two levels are furnished luxury floor-through apartments designed by Christian Liaigre and the top level has a south-facing terrace.