8 East 62nd Street
8 East 62nd Street | New York, NY 10065
Originally constructed in 1903 by John H. Duncan (the legendary architect of Grants Tomb) in Beaux-Arts Style, this approximately 14,825 square-foot six-story limestone mansion sits on what is now one of Manhattans most elite residential blocks. William T. Georgis, one of the world’s best, and most glamourous, architect and designer, was enlisted by the current owners to bring back what Architectural Digest calls the homes Gilded Age Splendor. The sprawling grand entrance features a massive carved mantel over a wood burning fireplace and original malachite and mosaic floors that were discovered and restored during the three-year top-to-bottom renovation.
The kitchen features small bone cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops and backsplashes, a breakfast room, and a wood burning fireplace. A study is connected to the kitchen by a butlers pantry and provides access to the outdoor garden. A vestibule with custom coat closets and a powder room complete the first floor.
The sweeping marble staircase with decorative wrought iron and brass balustrades takes you up to the majestic gallery summoning you into the formal living and dining rooms with soaring 17 foot tall ceilings. The solid mahogany pocket doors, decorative glass windows, skylights, and original brass and crystal hardware all play on the grandeur of the house. The wood burning fireplace, quarter-sawn white oak wood floor in Parquet de Versailles pattern and nearly floor to ceiling glass French doors in the living room create a grand space for entertaining. The dining room, which is connected by a wet bar and powder room, enjoys a highly unique and unobstructed view overlooking gardens and spans one full city block to the Pierre Hotel. The marquetry underfoot is inspired by floors at Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg. ... more on SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/PRCH3111185