37 West 70th Street

This iconic brownstone, steps from Central Park, was built in 1891 by Gilbert Schellenger on a storied block, home to financiers Bernard Baruch & partners Samuel Goldman & Marcus Sachs. Visionary American fashion designer Perry Ellis oversaw a meticulous restoration of the original mahogany, cherry and oak details adding floor-to-ceiling French casement windows & Art Deco bathrooms from London’s Savoy Hotel. The current owner commissioned noted American designer, artist & sculptor Ward Bennett to bring the house fully into the 20th century with his serene contemporary American vision.

A Garden Entry leads to a Center Hall & spacious Bedroom/Office with full Bathroom, Powder Room & spectacular eat-in Chef’s Kitchen with fireplace, center island, walk-in pantry, six-burner professional Garland range, oak millwork, aged white Carrera marble countertops & an elevette/dumbwaiter. A light-flooded corner Breakfast Room enjoys garden vistas through floor-to-ceiling arched French doors. 6’ brick walls detailed with arched cornices surround a sunny Garden.

The Parlor Floor boasts a gorgeous paneled vestibule with coffered ceiling & is ornamented by original doors, paneling & a stairway of gleaming light mahogany. French doors open to charming Juliet balconies, providing pleasing light & air. The well-proportioned Living & Dining Rooms each enjoy a fireplace with French limestone mantelpiece, original pocket doors & a wet bar. A Study is wrapped by floor-to-ceiling French doors.

Upstairs, a Master Bedroom Suite includes a sunny Library with a fireplace, lighted bookcases & a Kitchenette. The Master Bedroom overlooks the garden & features a fireplace, a luxurious Art Deco Master Bathroom & an original Dressing Room. The upper floors include 5 Bedrooms with 3 fireplaces, original dressing rooms, marble Bathrooms, a Kitchenette & a lovely terrace. A full Basement with Utility, Boiler, Storage Rooms & a climate-controlled Wine Cellar complete this magnificent home.

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