121 East 91st Street

Located on one of the prettiest blocks in Carnegie Hill, this elegant townhouse at 121 East 91st Street was built at the turn of the century. This beautiful tree-lined stretch of East 91st Street is extremely quiet and residential. The property offers three generous bedrooms plus maid's room/guest room, five full baths, and five wood-burning fireplaces. Beyond the elegant fa?ade and steps up to the parlor level, you are greeted by a grand foyer entrance with soaring ceilings, wooden staircase, and a cozy built-in window seat to capture the streaming, south-facing sunlight from the bay windows at the front of the home. The spacious, full-floor parlor serves as both a living and dining area, with original wood-burning fireplace and ornate mantle. The formal dining space overlooks the property's beautiful garden. Stairs lead down to the first floor into a large kitchen, done in 'rustic-chic' style, complete with terracotta floors, wood-burning fireplace, wood countertops, ample custom cabinetry and a farmhouse sink. An oversize Viking Professional stove, range and hood, stainless Viking Professional refrigerator and freezer and stainless Bosch dishwasher provide a sleek and modern contrast. From the kitchen you can access the garden, with stone pavers and a gas-line BBQ grill. A stately elm tree offers shade in the summer to enjoy outdoor dining. Also on the garden level is a renovated marble full bath as well as a guest room/den. A separate entrance to the garden level from the street affords privacy if this wing were to be used for staff. Ascending the staircase from the parlor leads you to the third floor, which houses two spacious bedrooms, each complete with newly renovated bathrooms done in chic porcelain tile, wood-burning fireplaces and great closet space. The south-facing room boasts a built-in window seat and double closets, one of which conceals a built-in desk. The north-facing room boasts a recently re-done terrace overlooking the garden, and both rooms have hardwood flooring throughout. The fourth floor is a dedicated master suite. The grandeur of the enormous bedroom space is emphasized by the dramatic 18' double height ceilings and huge windows. Separate from the bedroom is a renovated custom-built walk-in closet and dressing area, and a beautifully re-done master bathroom with marble mosaic tile, quartz-topped double vanity, soaking tub and separate rain shower. There is a spiral staircase in the master leading up to a private office area and a sunlit decked south-facing terrace, perfect for relaxing with a coffee after a long day. The finished basement has a gym, media room, full bathroom with steam shower, and an abundance of storage space. The property has partial central air, gas heat, updated plumbing, electrical and security systems. Annual Taxes: $38,135

* Listing courtesy of Leslie J. Garfield and Company.

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121 East 91st Street

Postwar Townhouse

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Address: 121 East 91st Street
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
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Type: N Townhouse
Units: 1
Style: Postwar

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