About This 1920 Historic House In New York New York
In a sea of incredible offerings, this exceptional home at 3 East 95th St. offers the most discerning buyer the rare opportunity to own an iconic piece of the Upper East Side’s most refined address. Flowing over 10,350 ft2, this superlative duplex houses five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, expansive, regal entertaining rooms, and a meticulous, unmatched eye to finishes and details.
Overlooking 95th St., this south-facing, venerable pre-war mansion flawlessly combines luxurious, modern finishes with noble, traditional design. Reachable by private elevator or via the sweeping staircase, the marble foyer opens into a light-filled, formal gallery that only hints at this home’s majestic grandeur. Measuring a jaw-dropping 1,100 ft2, the handsome, wood-paneled living room boasts 18.5 ft. ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. Accessible through three grand arched French doors, a balcony runs the entire width of the room and graces the limestone façade with elegance and refinement.
An enormous dining room sits opposite the foyer and features 18.5 ft. ceilings, classic herringbone hardwood flooring and a fireplace. Conceived as a place where friends and family can convene, the open-concept, eat-in kitchen must be seen to be believed. The kitchen boasts a huge butcher block wood island, top-of-the-line appliances including dual Wolf ovens, Calacatta Vagli honed marble finishes, and custom stainless steel cabinetry. The breakfast room features a custom rounded banquette and vaulted ceilings with stunning moldings and sits next to a huge, airy den. A powder room and ample closet space round out the offerings in the common spaces of the main floor.
Representing peak luxury and ultimate sophistication, the palatial, serene primary suite sprawls over the rest of the main floor. The spacious, sun-filled bedroom sits adjacent to a discreet and polished study, as well as a huge bathroom with an original cast iron, clawfoot soaking tub featuring its own dressing room. An additional private study annexes a larger, tasteful, wood-paneled dressing room with an adjacent bathroom. Flexible in its possible layout, the massive upper level currently houses two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and two further bedrooms with a shared bathroom, all with gorgeous casement windows and abundant closet space.
A mudroom, a well-outfitted gym and a full laundry room round out the ample offerings of this spectacular mansion. One of the finest examples of 18th Century French Classical architecture, the landmarked Mrs. Armory S. Carhart mansion was completed in 1916. A study in beauty and grace, the building’s limestone façade rises to a mansard room and three arched dormers, with beautiful wrought-iron railings.
Blending townhouse living with full service, white glove condominium living, this magnificent home is situated in prime Carnegie Hill, with access to Central Park, world-class museums, restaurants and shopping mere steps from the front door. This is a co-exclusive with Brown Harris Stevens.
Photography Credit: Modlin Group / Brown Harris Stevens