A remarkable, no-stone-unturned renovation has combined four different apartments over three floors to create a home like no other in New York City. Celebrating the bones and architecture of the famed 34 Gramercy Park East, while transforming the space into a singularly enhancing home, this jewel box is perched atop the southwest corner of the historic landmark. Features of the approximately 4,950 square-foot home include original, restored window frames and casings throughout, original, restored hardwood floors throughout, and the highest quality fixtures and finishes combined with a curated collection of treasured vintage and antique finds from around the world.
Enter this imaginative space via the seventh floor and into a gracious entry foyer. Off the entry is an elegantly proportioned living room, papered in rare vintage wallpaper from the 1940’s and paneled in skewed wood-planking designed by Bednark. A plush custom sofa and in-ceiling projector make this room the perfect place for casual gatherings.
Move into the west-facing eat-in kitchen, the heart of the home, which has awe-inspiring views over Gramercy Park, featuring state-of-the-heart home appliances, and custom cabinetry with E.R. Butler hardware. The room offers comfortable dining for six and bar-seating for eight beside a gas fireplace with original mantel set with vintage tiles. Adjacent to the kitchen is a show-stopping walk-in pantry which once functioned as a working sound studio (and is still fully sound proofed). Along with the living room and kitchen, two spacious bedrooms with two full baths, a home office and laundry room complete the seventh floor.
A beautifully custom-crafted staircase unites the home’s three floors and is adorned by a whimsical mural. Below the staircase is a children’s dream: a hidden playroom equipped with monkey bars, secret hatch doors, a chalkboard wall, and a “jailhouse intercom” to the upstairs playroom.
The “piece de resistance,” of the home’s eighth floor is the west-facing “Saloon Room.” This spectacular entertaining space features a vintage barback with custom inlaid stained glass and is complimented by a custom-designed fully equipped wet bar, and a gas fireplace with stone hearth. Also on the eighth floor are two additional bedrooms (one currently used as a home gym) and a full bath.
Ascending to the ninth floor, the highest floor of the building, you will find the primary suite and the private wing of the home. The primary suite is a zen and peaceful retreat, bathed in light from newly installed skylights. Features of the primary suite include a gas fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, custom built-in massage bed, and a cozy seating area designed to evoke the inside of a hull of a tree. Two fully outfitted walk-in closets and a bath with his and her vanities, steam shower, and an entirely separate room with soaking tub complete the primary suite. The ninth floor also features two spacious bedrooms, another full bath, a second playroom and second laundry room – completing this unparalleled and unique offering.
34 Gramercy Park East is a white-glove full-service cooperative, built in 1883 as New York City’s “first cooperative.” It has a storied history and has been home to many notable figures, including James Cagney and Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West.