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Luxury Staging for Townhouse in UES

[Comtemporary Classic Design Style]

Mina Kim Bevan is a Manhattan-based interior designer & realtor obsessed with all things related to real estate and design. For this project, she collaborated with listing real agents and Waterfall Gallery to design a townhouse in Upper East Side.

For overall design style, she combined clean lines of the contemporary style furnishing asthetic with a classic part of pre-war architectural details of the property. It created the simple yet sophisticated space. She believes the trend of mixing traditional and contemporary styles is all about finding your own voice and translating that vision into the space. Today, we have the freedom to be authentic and create a unique style that reflects who we are.


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The year is 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War. William S. Wood, doctor and sometime real estate speculator, commissions architect Frank S. Dwight to build three Italianate-style brownstones on East 71st Street. In an area that was considered a suburb to the city's bustling commercial center downtown, No. 172 was a departure from the cookie-cutter townhouses that were popular for the era. At the turn of the century, William Alciphon Boring, President of the Architectural League of New York and Dean of Columbia University’s School of Architecture, chose 172 as his home. He was most famous for having designed the Immigrant Station at Ellis Island. 

151 years later, this rare architectural gem awaits you. Original interior and exterior details, including ornate original floors and 12- foot ceilings, merge with 21st-century updates: central HVAC; water filtration; designer kitchen; washer and dryer; and marble fireplaces with recently-renovated chimneys. Beyond the grand living room, a glass-enclosed solarium (noted in The New York Times in 1962) leads to a terrace and wrought-iron spiral staircase down into a full garden. 

Situated on the charming block depicted in the 1961 film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, 172 is a landmarked building. It is currently configured as a single-family triplex over a leased doctor's office, however it can be delivered vacant. Totaling 3,750 above-grade square feet, plus over 1,500 square feet of additional space (garden, terrace, patio, and cellar). 

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*This property is listed by Carson, Javier, and Mattew (KWNYC)