Perched atop the 1913 Carhart Mansion at 3 East 95th Street, there's a duplex penthouse with 5,200 square feet of private terraces, and it was just dropped on the market for $34 million. The seller, fashion designer Tamara Mellon, bought the stunning place from Edgar Bronfman, Jr. for $21 million in 2008, and while "the terraces are heaven," the Times says she's moving because she "wants to experience a more downtown vibe." In addition to the three terraces, she's giving up 10 rooms, five bedrooms, four wood-burning fireplaces, a solarium, and a killer 13-by-23-foot walk-in closet/dressing room with "built-in shoe racks and discreet frosted windows that turn transparent at the top."
The elevator opens directly into a 16-by-17-foot foyer with herringbone oak floors, and there are four wood-burning fireplaces. A hallway leads east, past an ornate marble-and-tile powder room, to the sunken living room, which has a pair of recessed east-facing windows, a fireplace with an exotic striated-stone surround, and glass doors that open onto a 30-by-18-foot terrace with south and east exposures and limestone columns. [...] The 20-by-23-foot master bedroom has three sets of recessed arched windows that face south toward the quaint mansard roofs across 95th Street; the fireplace is sheathed in white. [...]
The upper level, used as a media room/library, is reachable by elevator or a spindle staircase with a carved oak banister. A kitchenette and a powder room are at the head of the stairway. The 30-by-23-foot "family space" has a fireplace, a wall of built-in bookshelves, and a triple set of south-facing French doors that open onto a wraparound terrace with lush plantings, a built-in television screen and a bar. The main terrace is 46-by-19 feet and catches a glimpse of Central Park to the west; the east terrace has steps to the as-yet unused 48-by-27-foot roof terrace.