Homes renovated by architect William Bottomley are having a moment. There's 18 East 73rd Street, currently on the market for a PriceChopped $22.8 million, and now, new to the market, 159 East 64th Street. Bottomley renovated this 1890s 20-footer in the 1930s, adding a brick and stucco facade and the wing that contains that lovely inner courtyard. A "famous caterer and world renowned florist" have previously called the place home; the current owner, an LLC, paid $7.5 million for it in 2005. Now it's asking $14 million, with monthly taxes adding on another $6,333.
A bit of brokerbabble:
Upon entering the house on the first floor, the eye is drawn across the vast gallery/dining area to the courtyard. Perfect for entertaining, this room stretches 26+ feet. From the dining area, a hallway lines the courtyard and leads to an expansive room that features a fireplace and a soaring 14+ foot domed ceiling. Also overlooking the courtyard, this room makes for a perfect chefs kitchen. The parlour floor holds a large living room with an exquisite wall of windows, allowing light to fill the room all day long. With an impressive 12+ foot tall intricately carved wooden ceiling and a fireplace, this room makes a perfect space for formal entertaining. Across the landing lies an office and library, which open to the courtyard. The third floor features a master suite and a bedroom with fireplace. The fourth floor is comprised of two bedrooms, each with a fireplace and a shared bath. And here's that laid out in floorplan form: