A stunning Upper East Side townhouse designed by Cross & Cross in 1920—which will serve as the venue for this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House in May—has just listed for $28.7 million.
The 14,000-square-foot townhouse has five floors and sits a block away from Central Park, on 36-38 East 74th Street between Madison and Park avenues.
Aside from its eye-catching neo-Federal brick exteriors, the house has a grand circular staircase, an elevator, a two-car garage, a 1,520-square-foot garden, 19 rooms (including nine bedrooms, a “chauffeur’s room,” and a butler’s pantry), eight bathrooms, and a library. Even more astonishingly, the house has ten fireplaces.
From May 2 to May 30, the house will be decorated by 23 renowned designers—including Eve Robinson, Paloma Contreras, and Young Huh—showcasing their work at the 47th version of Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The annual event began on 1973 as a fundraiser to support the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
The house, located on 36-38 East 74th Street is listed by Louise C. Beit of Sotheby’s.