Magnificence awaits in the heart of Manhattan's prestigious Upper East Side, reflected in every detail of this turnkey 1899 home at 247 East 71st Street. The impeccably designed, thoughtfully modernized 4000+/- sq ft single-family gem with 4 stories, a finished basement, and multiple outdoor spaces is truly a dream for the discerning buyer.
A private planted entry court welcomes your arrival to this elegant showplace offering 4 king-size bedrooms, a 5th bedroom/office, and 3.5 full baths (2 clad in marble). Luxurious interiors are complemented by upscale elements such as high airy ceilings, rich hardwood floors, oversized windows, a grand staircase, 3 wood-burning fireplaces, custom millwork, brick accent walls, and refined finishes throughout.
Garden Level: Beyond the primary entrance is a spacious hall with a private front-facing bedroom/office, tasteful en-suite bathroom, and double closets. Proceeding towards the rear is an expansive family room with a beautiful wood-burning fireplace, and a convenient guest powder room. The flow continues to an additional sitting area, with glass doors opening to the generous, fully-fenced garden/patio for alfresco dining, lounging and entertaining.
Second Level: Relax or host gatherings in the gracious living room with soaring 11+-foot ceilings, tall windows flooding the ambiance with sunlight, and a spectacular fireplace. Spill into the open-concept formal dining room to share meals, prepared in the stunning chef's quality kitchen. Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and solarium windows, sleek custom cabinetry and countertops, a center island, and premium stainless steel appliances enhance the culinary experience. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors connect to an outdoor deck for coffee or cocktails, with stairs descending to the garden for larger parties.
Third Level: This story is reserved for the primary bedroom retreat boasting 10+/-foot ceilings, a fabulous wall of closets, and private terrace overlooking the garden. The en-suite marble bathroom pampers with a huge spa-like shower. Adjacent is a light-bathed sitting room, bedroom or office complete with a charming fireplace encased in brick.
Fourth Level: Here you'll find a lovely skylight illuminating the staircase, as well as 2 inviting king-size bedrooms with 9+/-foot ceilings, and a well-appointed full hall bathroom.
Basement Level: The lower level presents a versatile recreation/exercise room, laundry room with a washer-dryer, sink and cabinetry, well-maintained mechanical room, and abundant storage. Other highlights include central AC, a 200 AMP electrical panel, and best of all, a prime location in desirable Lenox Hill. 247 East 71st Street is nestled amongst handsome neighboring townhomes, and enjoys proximity to the area's finest restaurants, shops, private schools, museums and parks. Numerous public transportations are also close by.