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RENOVATED GILDED AGE MANSION FOR $15MM
The Catherine Auchincloss Mansion has 19 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6 working fireplaces, elevator and 8,000 square feet above ground. This beautifully renovated classic home has an amazing provenance and must be seen to be appreciated. It is one of 11 brick and limestone rowhouses extending east from the landmark Union Club on Park Avenue that were created in the first decade of the 20th century from brownstones built in the 1870s.
The present house was substantially altered and purchased in 1904 by Andrew Agnew for his daughter Catherine and her husband Edgar Auchincloss who had been married one year earlier. Unfortunately, Mr. Auchincloss died in 1910 at the age of 35, but Mrs. Auchincloss continued to live in the house until 1950. Her nephew, Hugh Auchincloss, was the stepfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Enter directly from the sidewalk into the huge, full-width marble foyer and reception hall with grand staircase. The remainder of the ground floor consists of 3 staff rooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry and kitchenette.
The second or parlor floor is a true < >piano nobile with a 90'-deep enfilade of 4 grand entertaining rooms with 14' ceilings in about 2,000 square feet. The grand winding staircase enters into a large gallery. Sunlight streams into the tall arched windows in the living room while the baronial dining room features original leaded glass windows. Both have tall working fireplaces. The spacious eat-in kitchen at the rear is well lit by a wall of east-facing windows.
The primary bedroom suite on the third floor includes a large, windowed dressing room, separate walk-in closet, windowed master bath and working fireplace. The original wood-paneled library at the front of the third floor also has a working fireplace.
The fourth floor consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 with working fireplaces, a gym with sauna and a serene 300 square foot terrace. The fifth floor features 2 more bedrooms and a large game room/art studio with 20'-high north-facing skylight.