127 East 69th Street

New York, NY

For Sale



127 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021

Neighborhood: Lenox Hill

Asset Type: Residential

Square Feet: 8,046

Stories: 5

Residential Units: 3



Besen & Associates, as exclusive agent for ownership, is pleased to offer for sale 127 East 69th Street (the “Townhouse” or the “Property”) located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan’s Upper East Side Historic District.


The 8,046± SF Property presents a myriad of possibilities due to its close proximity to consulates and the Park Avenue Armory, including a conversion to a stately single-family residence, live plus income, a corporate headquarters, an international mission house, or perhaps a private art gallery.


The 22-foot wide, 5-story plus penthouse, Landmarked Property is currently configured as a mixed-use multi-unit Townhouse with office space on the ground level (English basement), a second level parlor gallery, a renovated third level apartment, a duplexed apartment on the fourth and fifth level and a rooftop penthouse containing an alcove studio apartment and a wrought-iron pergola.


Architect John Sexton originally designed the Property in 1872. In 1919, S. Edson Gage added a rear extension to the Property and designed the present Adamesque façade to be harmonious with the adjacent townhouse at 125 E. 69th Street. After converting to a multi-unit building in 1944, the Townhouse was again altered in 1974 to include offices. Subsequent renovations were completed in 1988 and 2014.


The Property is well-located three blocks from famed Manhattan attractions, such as the iconic Central Park, Madison Avenue’s boutiques & esteemed art galleries, and Park Avenue’s consulates.


Artistic provenance on the block includes the former studio of Mark Rothko as well as the former home of art dealer Larry Gagosian.


The Property is located in proximity to neighborhood retail including: Plaza Flowers, Amedeo Jewelry, Andrade Shoe, Sara NYC Home Ceramics, Frank Engle Cleaners, Lex Pack and Ship, NYC Squeeze, Lexington Rug Shop, Corrado Bakery, Farraone Mennella, Chase Bank, Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore, Metro Pharmacy, Garnet Wines & Liquor, the Sprint Store, and the well-established Neil’s Coffee Shop.


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Nearby Transportation

Around the corner from the Hunter College/68th Street subway station, there is ample transportation in the area: the north-south M101, M102, and M103 bus lines as well as the Second Avenue lines’ Q and F trains with entrances at both East 69th Street and East 63rd Street. Schools include J.H.S. 167 Robert F. Wagner, NYC Lab High School, and East Side Elementary School, PS 267 and PS 6-The Lillie Devereaux Blake School, regarded as one of the top elementary schools in New York City.