Situated on one of the most picturesque streets in the Upper East Side, this stunning duplex Penthouse is one of just four residences that was constructed in 2005 from the 1913 Amory S. Carhart Mansion at 3 East 95th Street. The buildings limestone facade has elegant carved panels that rise up to a bold cornice. Overhead there is a stone balcony with wrought iron railing, crowned by a mansard roof and three arched dormers. Designated a landmark in 1974, the commissioner described it as “one of the finest examples” in New York City of 18th Century French Classicism.
Direct elevator access opens to a 16 x 17 foot center hall gallery with herringbone oak floors. A hallway leads east, past an ornate marble-and-tile powder room, to the exceptional sunken 23 x 41-foot living room with soaring ceiling heights and a loggia at the north end. This living space also features a pair of recessed east-facing windows, a fireplace with an exotic stone, and glass doors that open onto a 30 x 18-foot south facing terrace with majestic limestone columns. The formal dining room with wood burning fireplace connects, by way of a gallery, to an exceptional chef’s kitchen with three skylights, a stone center island, custom white lacquer cabinetry and is equipped with top end appliances; complete with a staff suite and bathroom situated adjacent to the kitchen.
On the other side of the gallery are three generous bedrooms, two with exquisite en-suite baths and the third facing onto the loggia, with its own bath across the hall. The grand master bedroom suite exceptional in scale has three sets of recessed arched windows that face south toward the quaint mansard roofs across 95th Street; the fireplace is sheathed in white; the adjacent 13 x 23-foot impressive custom fitted windowed dressing room with beautiful built-ins. The sumptuous master bathroom featuring a large soaking tub, separate standing shower, double vanity and Italian mosaic tile throughout.
The impressive staircase with a carved oak banister leads you to the upper level to a stunning 30 x 23-foot library/media featuring a wood burning fireplace, a wall of custom built-in bookshelves, and a triple set of floor to ceiling south-facing casement doors that open onto a wraparound terrace with lush plantings. An office, kitchenette and powder room are also located on this level. The main terrace off library/media room stretching 46 x 19 feet catches a glimpse of Central Park to the west and features a built-in television screen and bar.
The Carthart Mansion is a full service building with the ultimate in opulence, luxury and security. This truly Iconic Penthouse represents an entirely unique quality of life through its grand proportion and rich architectural history.