239 E 48th St TOWNHOUSE, Turtle Bay, New York, NY 10017

Half Baths
Single Family Townhouse


Jason Walker
Jason Walker
  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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Exceptional Value and Space! Great opportunity to purchase this special, secluded and magical townhouse for a fraction of the price of other areas in Manhattan! Turtle Bay is now considered the hottest neighborhood in New York City for 2023, according to a report from StreetEasy, and has claimed a 47% jump in housing searches from 2021 to 2022. The area is a hot spot for house hunters. Price still remains fairly reasonable in comparison to houses in more established areas.

Step into luxury with this magnificent townhouse located in the heart of Manhattan's hottest neighborhood, Turtle Bay. This 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home boasts a spacious 5000 sq ft of living space, complete with a beautifully landscaped garden for ultimate relaxation and seclusion.

The open chef's kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and granite countertops, leading to an informal eat-in space and sun-flooded family room. French doors open up to the large common garden, perfect for entertaining.

The entertaining level above features a tremendous living room with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering extraordinary light. French doors lead to a newly restored wrought-iron canopied terrace in a Spanish style, evoking the Vieux Carr section of New Orleans.

The primary bedroom level features a north-facing terrace overlooking the gardens, a marble fireplace, and a spacious primary bath that connects to the dressing room. This floor also includes a full bathroom and second bedroom with a fireplace.

Three bedrooms on the top floor are completed by two full baths, large closets, and two additional fireplaces. The finished basement below is outfitted with modern lighting, Spanish tile floor, and an abundance of storage space, staff room and half-bath make this a natural place for a gym, media room or playroom..

This historically significant townhouse also features video intercom, central air conditioning, and fine finishes that provide the security and luxury befitting an outstanding home.

Don't miss out on this rare gem in Turtle Bay Gardens.

The history of Turtle Bay dates back to 1639 when the then Dutch governor gave two Englishmen a land grant of forty acres crossed by a creek that emptied into a bay of the East River. Some historians attribute the name to the turtle-filled creek, and the land became known as Turtle Bay Farm. Conceived by Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan in 1918, the exclusive common garden enclave encompassed the gardens of 9 houses on East 48th and 11 houses on East 49th Street between Second and Third Avenues.Dubbed Turtle Bay Gardens, it was actually completed in 1920. Sorchan bought out 21 adjoining lots and from this grand landscape, engaged Edward C. Dean and William L. Bottomley to shave off the original facades of the buildings which were then replaced with lighter stucco facades in a variety of Flemish and Regency styles giving the rear facades a lovely aspect that embellished the impact of the gardens. The gardens themselves are now an oasis of mature trees and flowering shrubs that share a common path down the center, with a fountain copied from the Villa Medici and statues. It feels like a secret garden sanctuary dropped into the middle of Manhattan. A review from 1920 Architectural Record stated that "each owner has, visually speaking, surrendered a part and received back a beautiful whole."
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  • Interior
    5,000 Sq Ft.
  • Property Type
    Single Family Townhouse
  • Year Built
  • MLS/Listing ID


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Space
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Gardens
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