A picturesque garden and a roof terrace are just two of the many talking points for an elegant townhouse on New York’s posh Upper East Side that’s returned to market with a discounted price of $11.25 million.
The seller, Eric Adjmi, CEO of Adjmi Apparel Group, which manufactures and distributes brands such as Champion, Danskin and Fila, has had the property on and off the market several times over the past few years, initially in 2017 with a too-high price of $14.75 million. While $11.25 million is a lot of money by just about any standard, unfortunately for Adjmi, the current ask is $500,000 less than he paid in 2016.
The gracious house boasts over 6,900 square feet of living space across six levels, as well as an additional 1,050 square feet of outdoor space bursting with white hydrangeas. The listing his held by Louise C. Beit at Sotheby’s International Realty .
Built in 1870, the recently renovated townhouse has generously scaled interiors, with major rooms spanning the full width of the 20-foot-wide residence. Original architectural details include six fireplaces, herringbone parquet floors, crown moldings, and 11-foot ceilings on the parlor level.
Inside are a total of six bedrooms and five full bathrooms, plus a trio of powder rooms, while outdoor spaces include a balcony outside the primary suite, an 800-square-foot roof terrace, and a 37-foot-deep garden with limestone patio.
Entry is at the garden level via a foyer with a classic black and white marble floor and a walk-in coat closet. Behind the foyer, the sparely appointed dining room boasts large double doors opening to the garden, while the glossy open-plan kitchen showcases marble countertops and crimson cabinets. One flight up, the parlor floor comprises a large living room with fireplace and coffered ceiling, as well as a library, also with a fireplace, and a small room for games, puzzles, or quiet reading.
The primary suite takes up the entire third level and includes a fireplace, a roomy dressing room/walk-in closet, and a spacious bath replete with a free-standing soaking tub dramatically placed in front of a fireplace.
There are two large en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room on the fourth floor, while the fifth floor is suitable for guests and/or staff. In addition to an en-suite bedroom with fireplace, a two-bedroom suite is complete with a bathroom and kitchenette.
The basement houses a gym with en-suite bathroom, a recreation room, a wine room, and a storage room, but the home’s crowning glory is the 20′ x 40′ roof deck, which offers sweeping views of Midtown and the Upper East Side, along with several seating and dining areas, and an outdoor shower.
And of course the townhouse’s location is superb, right in the middle of world-class cultural institutions, museums, and great schools.