PRICE REDUCTION! Distinctive and with numerous options for conversion/investment, 32 East 74th Street is situated on the most coveted and charming city blocks on the Upper East Side, just steps from Central Park and the best of neighborhood amenities. This historic landmarked townhome is only one of two in New York City designed and built by visionary modernist architect William Edmond Lescaze in 1935.
Exposures are bright and airy through the home’s expansive and original glass windows on both façades, complemented by plenty of private of outdoor space. In 2015, the home was entirely renovated and reconfigured into three private duplex apartments, all with private keyed elevator access.
There is the opportunity to convert this home back to a stunning single-family townhouse (8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms) with many interior and exterior possibilities, including ample outdoor spaces for gardening as well as outdoor dining and entertainment.
If the private units are retained, they could be used in multiple ways for a single owner including the potential to generate rental income. Closet space is abundant in all three duplexes, which are fitted with brand new kitchens and premium appliances. Each unit also has its own washer/dryer, Sonos sound system, central air conditioning, central vacuum, and private keyed elevator access.
Duplex 1 – The ground floor/garden level unit has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on the upper level, as well as a 207-square-foot outdoor terrace. An open kitchen combined with living/dining space is situated on the lower level and opens out to a private 675-square-foot garden, perfect for combined indoor/outdoor entertaining.
Duplex 2 – This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment is split with the sleeping quarters on the second floor and living quarters on the third floor. Living and dining areas flow seamlessly into a large and airy eat-in kitchen. There is an extra room adjacent to the kitchen, which can serve multiple purposes.
Duplex 3 – The fourth floor contains 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including the master suite with a lovely south-facing outdoor patio and lovely light throughout the day. Terraces also flank the living and dining area on the fifth floor, while the generous outdoor patio facing 74th Street was partially converted into an eat-in conservatory but can easily be changed back.
*Some of the rooms in this apartment have been virtually staged. Photos shown are for representation only. You will find the virtually staged room, followed by the original room.