quinta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2011

East 80th Street, Estate of the Day

The words "indoor waterfall" immediately brought my attention to this townhouse at 170th East 80 Street in Manhattan. After all, those aren't words you hear too often in New York real estate. This 19 century townhouse has been reinvented over the last three years into a modern mansion by Kate Shin, president of WEmi:t LLC. "We have spared no expense to renovate this classic townhouse into a modern home with impeccable design sensibility and unsurpassed amenities," stated Shin. "Over the past three years, we have poured our heart and soul into this project.

The one-of-a-kind 20-foot wide and 22-foot high indoor cascading waterfall, pond and sculpture garden add a calming note to the home which also has an art gallery on the first floor that can be put to private or commercial use (the walls are reinforced and pre-lit to handle art installations). An indulgent 2,300-square-foot private spa lounge pampers with a jacuzzi, spa, sauna, massage room and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar.

The 13,000-square-foot home designed by Toshiko Mori Architects spans five levels. The parlor entertaining level has a grand living room, kitchen, pantry and dining room with a wall of Bendheim glass overlooking the waterfall and reflecting pool below. The third floor master suite includes a powder room, full bath, Dornbracht steam shower, Kohler "tea for two" bathtub, a large library or office in front and a serene bedroom space in the rear. Off the master suite is a grand terrace with planted grass, wood decking, and a skylight looking down onto the waterfall. Floors four, five, and six offer four bedrooms and the roof garden is a planted, green space. This incredible property is listed for $35 million through exclusive broker Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens. All images shown here are renderings.

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