Perfectly situated on one of the city’s most prized blocks, this stunning limestone mansion is distinguished by its elegant yet restrained façade and fortuitous placement just off Fifth Avenue. The house is also most fortunate to be flanked by and to be across from houses of equivalent architectural merit, on truly one of the most coveted blocks. Sun-filled, open and airy, the 8,800 square foot residence is comprised of a total of five stories plus an immaculately finished basement. The interiors are simply beautiful, and perfectly reflect the very good taste exhibited by the exterior of the house. Moreover the classic but updated floor plan hits just the right note for today’s lifestyle, while the serene and effortlessly chic rooms are an absolute delight. Entry is into a vestibule with double doors that then opens into a white marble clad Gallery that imbues the house with a distinctly European sensibility. Beyond there is a grand scale Dining Room that very easily accommodates thirty guests. The adjacent eat-in Kitchen and Pantry is absolutely pristine and features a full complement of top of the line appliances, while also incorporating outlooks onto the pretty garden. A wide and graciously ascending staircase leads to the exceptional Parlor Floor which is distinguished by a broad and gracious landing, nearly 12 high ceilings and hand-carved millwork. The tremendous Living Room and elegant wood paneled Library both feature charming tree line outlooks and wood burning fireplaces. The divine Master Suite incorporates a vast Bedroom and lovely Study; both with wood burning fireplaces. As well as a massive walk-in closet and a marble clad Bathroom. Above on the Fourth Floor there are three additional Bedrooms, each with en-suite baths and abundant closet space. And the Fifth Floor includes two more bedrooms, again with en-suite baths and ample closets. These rooms currently function as a Gym and Music Room, and both boast utterly charming planted and irrigated terraces that convey a sense of tranquility and serenity to the oasis of green and dappled sunlight that is the top floor of this simply marvelous residence.