The Residence at 155 East 69th Street
Duplex apartment with a private garage and outdoor space available for sale within a historic Upper East Side carriage house.
The double wide, Romanesque Revival style carriage house at 153-157 East 69th Street was built in 1884 by German American architect William Schickel. This property is situated in a “stable row” on one of the Upper East Side blocks where Upper Fifth Avenue’s elite kept their horses and carriages during the gilded age. Nearly a century after its build, the cavernous building became the studio of Mark Rothko, one of the preeminent artists of his generation. In more recent history, the property underwent a renovation to its current configuration of two units - a not for profit foundation and a singular private residence.
The residence is accessed through the entrance at 155 or from your private one car garage. Ascend the staircase to the lower level of the duplex where you are welcomed by a spacious living area with a working fireplace and a glass enclosed terrace that allows light in from above. Across from the open living area is a formal dining room, which is adjacent to the eat-in kitchen and has access to the enclosed terrace. In the front of this level are three bedrooms (one with a working fireplace), three bathrooms as well as a laundry room. The upper level of the duplex features an atrium at the top of the stairs with tall skylights that flood the area with light. Down the hall is the primary suite which has a bedroom lined with windows that look out to the sun-filled roof terrace and a working fireplace. There is also an office on this floor, a tea room, storage, as well as access to a landscaped roof terrace. An elevator services both floors of the residence as well as the garage. Additionally there is a mezzanine with storage and a wine cellar.