The season for enjoying the great (or small) outdoors is rapidly passing, but perhaps that's why the photos of the private backyard garden at 325 East 50th Street are so eye-catching. The 1899 townhouse is 19 feet wide and includes everything from a formal dining room to a library; there are four bedrooms, all with fireplaces, three full bathrooms, and one half-bathroom. The brokerbabble sets the mood:
The living room, located on the second floor of the residence, ushers guests from the parlor level dining room into a bright and relaxed entertaining space, which leads into the library at the back of the second floor. The library is a tranquil escape, complete with two custom floor-to-ceiling bookcases that frame a beautiful fireplace and a door leading to an outside terrace that sits above the patio and garden below.
The first floor provides a grand dining room that leads to the back eat-in-kitchen. The kitchen features marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, elegant white cabinetry, custom built-in shelving and French doors that open to the patio and private backyard garden. The garden is set among the trees and has been thoughtfully designed with lush landscaping, handsome stonework, and a serene fountain.
The location, a block from the United Nations, might prove problematic for some. Worth the $7.5 million asking price?