A Glamorous Upper East Side Townhouse with Modern Surprises Lists for $22M

Say goodbye to the stuffy vision of Upper East Side homes portrayed in Gossip Girl, this NYC townhouse is shaking things up. Renovated with a mix of modern and classic features, the unique transitional style is sleek with an exciting spin. Now, the five-story Manhattan mansion is on the market asking $22 million.

On the outside, the exterior presents a stately and classic Upper East Side manor similar to the look of NYC homes where Vanderbilts once lived. However, opening the dramatic black front door immediately transports you into a marvelously modern abode. Although thoroughly rebuilt in recent years, traditional aspects like the narrow center staircase pay homage to the townhouse’s circa-1924 roots. Not quite like the grand staircase in Eleanor Roosevelt’s former Upper East Side townhouse, but the history is still palpable.

Boasting a whopping six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the 7,433-square-foot home has plenty of room for hosting and showing off its glamorous style. As you tour the interiors, the detailing of each space is quite extraordinary. Imported South African wood floors, Venetian stucco walls, and leather flooring in the primary suite are just a few design elements that catch the eye. It also offers an entertaining salon, an all-teak cinema room, library, IPE garden, and teak roof deck.

Not only is this mansion packed with amenities, but the thrilling design presents a fresh take on the classic townhouse. Neon accents and fun furnishings stand out and add a pinch of whimsy to the atmosphere.

Allison Chalfin of Douglas Elliman holds the one-of-a-kind listing.