29 BEEKMAN Place
New York NY, 10022
$2,248.57 per sqft
An Unparalleled Opportunity
At last, here is the opportunity to acquire the townhouse you have always wanted in a location that is remarkable for its serenity, yet steps from all of the benefits New York City offers.
This perfectly secluded two-block enclave between East 50th and E. 51st Street faces directly over the East River. It is located on the site of Mount Pleasant, James Beekman's family mansion built in 1765, which was frequently visited by George Washington. This piece of land is notable for being higher than the surrounding area, affording unparalleled views of the East River. It includes its own neighborhood private security guards, which feels like a small piece of Europe on the middle of Manhattan. Area occupants have included Abby Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr and John D Rockefeller, III.
From the onset, the Beekman Place townhouses have had illustrious owners. 17 Beekman belonged to Irving Berlin, 23 Beekman was owned by the preeminent American architect, Paul Rudolph. The largest of the group was 29 Beekman built for the CBS executive, William S. Paley. It was then purchased by Princess Ashraf Pahlavi when she sought unrivaled refuge in New York in 1969.
NOW A DESIGNER'S DELIGHT
29 Beekman Place is a just completed full-scale renovation of a seven level 12,000 square-foot mansion with walls of glass at the rear of each floor overlooking the stunning East River of Manhattan. It includes 7 terraces and approximately 1,905 total square feet of outdoor space. All new basic systems have been installed to the highest standard - leaving the new buyer with the often sought after opportunity to finish the kitchen and bathrooms to their own taste.
UNIQUE EAST/WEST ORIENTATION Almost all townhouses in Manhattan are on narrow side streets and face North and South. This house faces East and West allowing for views of the rising sun and maximum interior light given the way the sun crosses Manhattan Island. Only houses directly on Fifth Avenue or a few on Park Avenue have an East/West orientation.
29 Beekman has the same unique East/West orientation as Fifth Avenue houses, so buyers seeking the maximum light this affords could instead have a house in this quiet, secluded Beekman Place enclave, while avoiding the congestion and commotion of Fifth Avenue.
EXCEPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS OF 29 BEEKMAN PLACE NOW
DOUBLE HEIGHT ENTRY
A dramatic double height ceiling has been created to lead the eye past the gleaming white floor 90 feet ahead to a rear terrace and the East River.
7 TERRACES As each level of this townhouse is exceptionally deep, 7 terraces were created with walls of glass overlooking the river. The 7th terrace facing west is on the 6th floor. Two terraces were enclosed with heated floors for all season use. All rooms were designed to have maximum width, length and light.
TOP FLOOR ENTERTAINING AREA In addition to other entertaining spaces and floors, there is an exceptional large outdoor space on the top floor which includes a fully equipped indoor entertaining bar to facilitate the enjoyment of the spectacular East River views. It's the ultimate site for a truly exquisite view of the East River.
ELEVATOR Travels at 150 feet a minute, rising from the first floor to the seventh floor in 27 seconds.
POWER The average townhouse may have 200 Amps of power while there are 600 Amps here.
MEDIA AND COMFORT There are temperature controls for each floor that can be controlled by iPads and personal devices.
Hidden speakers on the lower floors are positioned through the plaster.
Smart Home Technology for HVAC, A/V, Lighting, Shades - Controlled throughout the home by Tablet and App.
All fireplaces are gas.
Bathrooms are pre-wired for electric toilets.
Master bath has a large froth glass for a River view that can be clouded for privacy plus heated floors.
Wiring is in place for a sauna and separate steam room.
Two wine cellars are possible.
New security system.
In addition to an extraordinary residence, a house of this size and location could also provide an exceptional base for a foundation, a not for profit organization or a diplomatic residence as the United Nations is nearby - all of which might benefit immensely from the unique ability to customize it exactly as they require.
Without doubt, this is an unparalleled opportunity to acquire a state of the art 12,000 square-foot townhouse with seven levels and seven terraces that can be completed precisely as a new buyer chooses. From every perspective, 29 Beekman Place is a rare find and extraordinary opportunity.
What will your vision be?
August 22, 2023
November 22, 2023
29 BEEKMAN Place
New York NY, 10022
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