This rare 25-foot-wide townhome in Carnegie Hill, distinguished by a bowed façade, offers a sophisticated lifestyle in a family-friendly atmosphere. Originally built in 1901, Mott B. Schmidt, a young architect who would later become one of the city’s premier designers, oversaw a renovation in 1919 for Grenville T. Emmet, a former law partner of Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.S. Minister to the Netherlands and later, Austria. More recently, in 2012, this architectural jewel came fully into the 21st century with an impeccable gut-renovation. Handsome houses distinguish the area, and the surrounding residences on 94th Street all have architectural interest, creating an overall harmonious charm to the lovely tree-lined street.
The quiet, relatively private residential section of the Upper East Side boasts fabulous private schools, restaurants, and unique boutiques, but 3 E 94th Street is just steps from the greatest amenity New York has to offer—Central Park.
While the location is superb, the house itself is perfection. Boasting 9,850 square feet, 12-foot ceilings, and five wood-burning fireplaces, this residence epitomizes both luxury and comfort, offering everything one could desire for gracious living. There is ample room for a family with six spacious bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two additional powder rooms, as well as a four-passenger elevator that services all six floors. A fully equipped gym, sauna, mud room, media room, study, as well as a landscaped limestone garden terrace in addition to a sixth-floor rooftop terrace (which possesses outstanding views of Central Park) make this home truly a refuge in the city.
For formal entertaining, the Parlor Floor is ideal. Entering the house through handsome mahogany doors you proceed through a grand limestone Gallery, adjacent to a large, sun-flooded Dining Room. The sumptuous Living Room boasts an elegant fireplace and a wall of French doors overlooking the garden.
For the chef in the family, there is no better place in the home to spend time than in the large Eat-In-Kitchen. Southern sunlight spills through charming bowed windows, while an inviting fireplace beckons on colder days. In addition to a banquette seating area, any chef will delight in the La Cornue five-burner stove with gas/electric ovens and warming drawers, Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator with two lateral drawers, and two Miele dishwashers.
A full Basement includes a large Laundry Room and a 400 bottle capacity climate-controlled wine cellar. Floors throughout have been finished with French baked oak parquet panels. The house is fully wired for security alarm and central air-conditioning systems. A Savant Pro Automation System manages lighting, heating, air-conditioning and media systems throughout.