Friday, September 30, 2011

Murray Hill Carriage House: $13,950,000

This home is listed at $13,950,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: Behind the flamboyant Dutch Revival style facade of this historic carriage house built in 1902, is a brilliant 3 story contemporary interior with vast expanses of space, towering ceilings, and sun-filled sky lights. Built 25 by 100, the George S. Bowdoin Carriage House is described as an “exuberant gift to the block” by the American Institute of Architects, with its elaborate gable, whimsical horse and dog motifs, and original carriage doors. Inside, a soaring spiral staircase unites the loft-like space from ground floor to 3rd floor, which has a glass brick ceiling, allowing brilliant sunlight throughout, mingling with a "soft Vermeer light", as described by a previous owner. The layout includes a large reception area, 2 vast spaces (22 feet by 62 feet and 22 feet by 45 feet), wood burning fireplace, 2 spacious rooms with baths en suite, chef’s kitchen, powder room, and terrace. The carriage house has been used as a residence, art gallery, event space, and for Woody Allen’s film, "Whatever Works".

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