Cushman & Wakefield Retained Exclusively to Sell Upper East Side Townhouse with Hirschfeld Mural
Cushman & Wakefield has been retained on an exclusive basis to sell a townhouse at 122 East 95th Street, located between Park and Lexington Avenues in the Carnegie Hill Historic District of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The asking price is $9,200,000.
This property offers the chance to be the first to live in a newly gut-renovated home that is rich in New York history. The townhouse was the former home of legendary caricature artist Al Hirschfeld, who produced his iconic images of Broadway and Hollywood’s biggest stars for over five decades in the fourth floor studio in this very home. The meticulous renovations present a fresh and beautifully updated version of the home, all while maintaining its historic significance.
The crown jewel of the townhouse is the nearly eight foot tall original Hirschfeld mural on the parlor floor, which has been carefully maintained throughout the renovation process and enclosed in a frame to preserve the eye-catching work of art. This unique and impressive piece was drawn by Hirschfeld nearly 50 years ago in the home, and features many iconic stars from the golden age of entertainment, including Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho and Harpo Marx, Louis Armstrong, Oliver Hardy, and Stan Laurel.
The four-story townhouse was built in 1888 by architecture firm C. Abbott French & Co and contains approximately 4,400 square feet on a 20’ x 100’ lot. It was altered in 1948 by Hirschfeld, with the removal of the stoop and creation of the main entrance on the ground floor, in addition to creating the large wide window opening at the parlor floor and painting the façade.
The property has gone through an extensive gut renovation, restoring the home to a modern and spacious living space. The entrance leads to an open foyer on the first floor, encompassing a study, family room, laundry room, multiple closets, and access to the nearly 1,000 square foot garden in the rear. The charming staircase leads to the grand sun-filled living room with the mural. The kitchen in the rear includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances with the large dining room directly off the kitchen. The parlor floor also includes access to the rear deck and steps down to the garden. The third and fourth floors contain four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet, an outdoor terrace, and Jacuzzi in the bathroom. The two bedrooms on the fourth floor both include walk-in closets, with additional closet space in the hallway. The home has multiple outdoor areas including an expansive rear garden, terrace off the master bedroom, and finished roof deck.
“This home mixes the best of the new and the old. The polished renovations present buyers the opportunity to live in a spacious new home, while the colorful history of the building present buyers the opportunity to own a unique piece of New York history.” says Cushman & Wakefield’s Guthrie Garvin, who is exclusively marketing this property with Thomas D. Gammino, Jr. “Carnegie Hill is an extremely sought after neighborhood in the Upper East Side, and this finished turn-key home presents an opportunity for a buyer to move right in and start enjoying nearby cultural amenities such as the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park,” said Gammino.