This stunning Townhome is located in the heart of Manhattans "Gold Coast", on East 63rd Street, 1 1/2 blocks from New York's famed Central Park. This area attracts many international buyers. It has an abundance of green markets, fabulous restaurants, multiple art and cultural institutions, and is the most architecturally significant area in New York. 48 East 63rd Street is a unique and elegant masterpiece. The understated facade conceals this gracious private residence. There are 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, Living, Dining, and beautiful Library all with the grace and grandeur of a bygone era. This sun-filled home with parlour floor terrace, fifth floor terrace and sweeping roof-space create a genuine indoor / outdoor lifestyle. The living-room has 11' ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors and french doors opening out to a northern terrace with lovely views & seasonal plantings. There is a wood paneled Library with a marble wood burning fireplace and a sweeping staircase to a gracious entertaining floor with an open bar & a spacious formal dining-room with southern exposure. The Kitchen is beautifully lit with ample windows and great counter space for entertaining. The sitting room looks into the trees so there is a veil of privacy and green that laces the windows. Both of these rooms have stately fireplace mantles and are wood burning. The primary bedroom suite offers a sunny southern exposure with another wood burning fireplace, a spacious windowed walk in closet, and a full ensuite bath. The additional bedroom on this floor offers equally high ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and northern views. The fifth floor rear bedroom has a terrace to the south and high ceilings. The front bedroom has the same high ceilings and lovely open northern views. The main staircase leads to the roof terrace. This home is available immediately with 3-6 month lease as an option. Fee is paid by owner.