Offered for sale is a 25-foot wide, approximately 10,925 square foot elevatored mansion located on a prime townhouse block just off Fifth Avenue. Originally built in 1895 as part of a quartet of Neoclassical limestone and buff brick homes with terra-cotta ornament, 9 East 82nd Street presents a rare opportunity to create a modern masterpiece on a substantial Upper East Side block. Currently configured as 8 residential units, the building is completely vacant. It is built 25 by 65 feet, with a 32 foot, half-width extension in the rear, creating an intimate garden along with two setback terraces on the second and fourth floors as the extension steps back.
Designed by Henry Anderson, the set of four homes to which 9 East 82nd Street belongs creates a beautifully unified presence on the block. The home's main entrance has a decorated portico paired with a low stoop, placed opposite an understated, separate service entrance. 9 East 82nd Street and its next door neighbor were originally owned by Ellen Prentice Kellogg and her son John Harvey Kellogg, who, along with his brother W. K. Kellogg, created the famous "Corn Flakes" breakfast cereal.
Located within the Metropolitan Museum Historic District, the fine homes on East 82nd Street were all originally built to strict standards set forth by the only restrictive covenant governing new construction in this area at the turn of the century. All homes were to be "first class" in quality. The unifying scale, materials, and Neoclassical style of this block beautifully connects it to the steps and main entrance of the Metropolitan Museum across Fifth Avenue.
Architectural Style: Rowhouse