May 2, 2017

Interiors with Staircases for Days!

Looking for real estate? These luxurious homes all have eye-catching staircases designed to impress.

by New York Spaces


This is a rare opportunity to own a landmarked downtown townhouse that has been sensitively transformed by Marvel Architects. Originally the west wing of Old Saint Patrick's School and Convent, the 1826 edifice combines the strong lines of a late Federal house with the stylistic Greek Revival flair of a classic triangular pediment with oculus window. Built 25' x 65', the five story residence with elevator has 8,069 interior square feet with an additional 1,614 square feet in the cellar.The grand parlor floor with its formal living and dining rooms boasts a stunning curved staircase, high ceilings, and a wet bar.


Located off Park Avenue, this rare super wide 35 ft. Neo Georgian townhouse with approximately 10,600 sq. ft., 12 ft. ceilings, 6 fireplaces, over 5 bedrooms, and enchanting 35 ft. wide garden, is an extraordinary example of the renowned architect and landscape architect, Charles A. Platt (1861-1933), whose New York firm dominated the general development of American architecture in the early 20th century, and whose Georgian style mansions and country houses were regarded as the finest American examples of their genre. Built in 1905, the townhouse is imbued with Platts original details including the paneling, fireplace mantel, painted beamed ceiling and herringbone floor in the 35 ft. drawing room on the second floor. Across the landing the dining room overlooks the extraordinarily wide garden through large bay windows. The flexible floor plan of the townhouse offers a first floor reception room off the formal entry with lovely staircase, and paneled rear library or superb paneled kitchen with huge fireplace, with windows overlooking the garden.

West Chelsea Townhouse.

Situated on West Chelsea's most beautiful landmarked block, this stunningly renovated, grand Italianate townhouse is the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern elegance. Built in 1854 and expanded in 1930 through the purchase of neighboring gardens, the scale of this 25 wide house is unrivaled. It features one of the largest in-ground gardens in the city, in addition to a front garden and terrace, nine fireplaces, original moldings, an expansive contemporary great room, and five skylights. Featured as Louis CKs dream house on his television show "Louie," the house has also graced the pages of Elle Decor, Vogue, Town & Country, New York magazine, and many other international magazines and books.

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Townhouse off of Fifth Avenue.

Exquisite limestone elevator townhouse on prime museum block off Fifth Avenue. In mint condition, 17 East 83rd Street has undergone a brilliant renovation, with luxurious finishes and attention to detail that is unparalleled. High ceilings, grand proportions, and exceptional light characterize the home, perfect for large scale entertaining or intimate family living. At approximately 7,400 square feet, this 20' wide home features an elegant wrought-iron gated entry and radiant heat marble forecourt and bluestone sidewalk, providing an effortless solution for snow removal. A gracious limestone foyer with bespoke paneling and a sweeping, curved staircase with custom-designed and hand-carved balusters and mahogany railing leads into a stunning Chef's kitchen complete with Calacatta marble countertops, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, Viking range, Miele dishwasher, and a gas fireplace. The separate breakfast room, with four sets of French doors, opens to a serene, privet-lined garden complete with an oversized pergola and an impressive 11.5' limestone fountain hand-carved by a master carver at St. John the Divine. A powder room and separate service entrance/"mudroom" with paw washer, mail center, and plentiful closets and storage complete the first floor.

838 Carroll Street.

The Remington House, designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, a picture-perfect Romanesque Revival, truly embodies Park Slope's modern renaissance. 838 Carroll Street was commissioned in the late 1880s and was completed in 1888. Landmarked in 1973, the townhouse has been obsessively restored in a manner that has caused it to exceed its former grandeur.At 32 feet wide, this is a true mansion.


Beautifully and impeccably renovated landmarked townhouse located on a prime Upper West Side block in the coveted Landmarked District! This completely renovated single family townhouse has been masterfully reimagined and features the best in high-end design, finishes, and smart home technology. The 21-foot wide home is configured as a five bedroom with a full-floor master suite, six full-baths, 2 half-baths, and approximately 1,335 square ft. of outdoor space. By the beautiful elliptical staircase, or elevator, one can access each floor of the approximately 8,500 square ft. home, which has six levels plus a full-height finished cellar.

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