Located steps from Fifth Avenue and Central Park, this extraordinary super wide 40’ width limestone French-style mansion with 34’ interior porte-cochere, approx. 15,000 sq.ft., 15’ ceilings, over 8 bedrooms, approx. 3,175 sq.ft. of outdoor space, and three exposures, has the potential to become one of the most exquisite and important townhouses in Manhattan.
Built in 1913 by architect and interior designer, Ogden Codman, as his private residence, the townhouse embodies his aesthetics of beautifully proportioned rooms and simplicity, as defined in his book, “The Decoration of Houses”. The flexible interior and exterior plan of the townhouse offers innumerable possibilities to bring the townhouse into the 21st Century as a residence or condominium conversion. The interior porte cochere offers above ground parking for approximately 2 cars, and potential underground parking via a car elevator for several cars.
The second floor includes the 39’ drawing room with 15’ ceiling, parquet de Versailles floor, superb moldings and paneling, fireplace and French doors leading to a Juliet balcony the width of the townhouse façade. The drawing room leads to the original stunning 24’ wide circular dining room with 15’ ceiling, French doors and fireplace, off of which is the original 29’ kitchen, with staff quarters above.
The first floor offers the possibility of a library overlooking the street, and a 24’ circular family kitchen. The upper floors are reserved for bedrooms, and on the fifth floor, a possible guest suite, and media room with terrace.
The roof top has potential to be developed into a roof garden. Reminiscent of a Parisian townhouse, the mansion was landmarked in 1967. Presently a school, the townhouse has retained nearly all of Ogden Codman’s remarkable details including the extraordinary carriage doors leading to the porte cochere, fireplace surrounds, and lovely moldings and floors. This is a townhouse for an extraordinary lifestyle.