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Hellgate Hill, situated in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after neighborhoods of Carnegie Hill, was named after brewing mogul George Ehret's Hell Gate Brewery, which established in 1866 on East 92nd and 93rd between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Ehret built a brownstone mansion at 1197 Park Avenue in 1878, positioned near his Hell Gate Brewery on 3rd Avenue between 93rd and 92nd Street. Although the mansion had since been demolished in 1928, Hellgate Hill lives on.
This incredible block in Hellgate Hill is characterized by a gorgeous tree-lined street, low garden walls, elegant rear facades, and contiguous 50-foot-deep gardens which run from house to house. From 94th to 95th, from Lexington to Third Avenues, this collection of twenty-four townhouses, twelve on each block, enjoy superior sunlight, pastoral surroundings, ample privacy while offering a retreat for each townhouse owner.
165 East 94th Street is a four-story garden oasis offering 5,100 square feet of meticulously renovated interior finished space, with six bedrooms and six baths. In addition, the townhouse features over 1,000 square feet of outdoor space, which includes a garden, a terrace off the owner’s suite, and a roof deck. The attention to detail in the renovation of this property is clear from the moment you step through the generous custom vestibule created with Bendheim Architectural glass.
The garden level consists of a guest bedroom/office and full bath. Past the foyer is the custom kitchen, which opens to the dining room and living room with a fireplace and floor to ceiling sliding doors, leading out to the impeccable rear garden. This level is the true “heart of the home.”
The parlor floor features an expansive entertaining space with floor to ceiling windows and wet bar, a sunny library with a marble fireplace, plus another full bath. The second floor contains the owner’s bedroom suite complete with a large outdoor terrace and guest room with an additional full bath. The third floor features three bedrooms, two full baths, and a full-sized laundry room. At the top of the staircase is an entrance to the rooftop deck, providing yet another outdoor space to enjoy.
This smart home has all the modern features you would expect from a 21st Century home. Interior highlights include Lutron lighting controls, app-controlled HVAC system, intercom with remote app front door access, and alarm. The entire house is fitted with beautiful, hand-selected designer lighting fixtures. The exterior walls are insulated with spray foam insulation, and the bathrooms are insulated for superior sound and thermal envelope.
BELOW IS A FLOOR BY FLOOR SUMMARY
The Lower Level: Approximately 900 square feet of completely finished space, perfect for media room/private gym/kids playzone. This level contains a storage room, a mechanical room with built-in plumbing for another washer/dryer, plus cedar-lined closets.
Garden Level: The main entrance hallway opens to a staircase leading up through the home. Past the stairs, you enter into the custom kitchen featuring quartz countertops and all the modern amenities of a Subzero refrigerator, six-burner Wolf stove with grill top, wine refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and a walk-in pantry with custom oak doors. The open floor plan from the kitchen to the dining and living room, including a gas fireplace, allow for terrific light from the floor to ceiling sliding doors leading out to the landscaped rear garden. The manicured garden area features a beautiful fountain and is laid with bluestone pavers. A guest bedroom/office and a full bath complete this level.
Parlor Floor: Welcome to your grand entertaining level. A library with a gorgeous marble gas fireplace leads you down the hallway past the stairs to the living room with a wet bar, full bathroom and large storage closet.
Second Floor: This level is home to the large owner’s suite, including a mirrored walk-in closet with custom millwork, privacy window shades, and a luxurious bath complete with Waterworks bathroom fixtures. Enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace off of the owner’s bedroom while taking in the view of your tranquil garden.
Third Floor: The third floor contains three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. This level also includes a full-sized laundry room with built-in cabinets and sink.
Rooftop: Continuing up the custom-designed staircase flooded with natural light from the skylights above, you reach the third, impressive outdoor space. This spacious roof deck is surrounded by not only the pre-war homes with mature trees but also the city skyline.
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