125 East 65th Street
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 Platt's 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. The English basement offers the possibility of a family room/media room opening to the large garden. The upstairs offers over 5 sunny large bedrooms, varyingly voluminous and charming. The roof may become a large rooftop garden with views of downtown New York, lovely architectural views of a nearby church and charming views of townhouse gardens. This is a townhouse offering an exquisitely comfortable family life as well as an exciting entertaining style.