A NEW YORK CITY STATE OF MIND
New York, New York
Sherman Fairchild Mansion offered at $35 Million and once in a blue moon- a property of this stature - comes on the market with great fanfare.
Text: Tricia Drevets
New York City is known for many things, the sense of history, the panache and style of the people, the gourmands who thrive on the exotic exposure to every sort of delicacies and gustatory trends that always seem to begin in New York – and of course the design and architecture that is at the epicenter of being in New York. The magnificent Sherman Fairchild Mansion on East 65th Street is without a doubt the leading edge of the architectural style desired in the Manhattan district of the 1940s as well as today.
This mansion is one of the first modernist style townhouses built in New York City. Desiring a Manhattan home like no other, inventor, aviation pioneer, and businessman Sherman M. Fairchild hired architects William Hamby and George Nelson to design a home that suited his adventurous personality and exquisite tastes. They succeeded. Now the unique home townhouse, located on the prestigious Upper East Side, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, is offered for sale for $35 million by Christie’s International Real Estate.
Built in 1940, the 9,440-square-foot mansion includes five bedrooms six full and two half bathrooms, a spectacular study-library, and a spacious master suite with two full bathrooms and a balcony that overlooks tree-lined 65th Street. A breath-taking three-story great room has travertine walls that are lit with a sleek glass and steel skylight. The home’s series of glass-enclosed modernistic ramps offers both a way to move easily through the homes five light-filled levels as well as the perfect location for an impressive art collection. The fifth-floor loft space has a vaulted ceiling that is capped by a gigantic skylight. Entertaining is made easy with a sleek and efficient chef’s kitchen, a lavish formal dining room, large wine cellar, and four additional luxurious bedrooms.
The Sherman Fairchild Mansion is just a block away from Central Park and is close to some of the city’s best boutiques and restaurants. It has been the home of art dealer Martin Zimet of French & Company since 1970. In an interview, Mr. Zimet, explained: “There are no secrets; there are no problems. There’s no mortgage on the house and never has been; but after 50 or so years - it is time for a change and… the installation of an elevator,” he said.
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Christie’s International Real Estate
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