Shoe mogul Steve Madden has listed his New York City townhouse for $8,995,000.
The 6,040 square foot Upper East Side townhouse is located between Lexington and Third Avenues.
According to listing information, the house is one of only two surviving Italianate style rowhouses that remains intact today on 73rd Street.
The 20ft wide house is comprised of four stories with and English basement and sub cellar. An elevated stoop leads to the parlor level with and adjoining terrace at the rear of the house. Downstairs on the garden level is a private garden adjoining what is currently configures as the master bedroom with a spacious living area.
Down another flight to the basement offers a very spacious area that could be utilized as a media room, office, gym, wine storage or combination thereof.
Above the parlor level, there are 3 more levels divided into multiple bedrooms and smaller living area, with the top floor having 2 additional terraces on the front and back of the house.
There is an attached proposed floorplan designed by architect Gordon Kahn and Associates, which would transform the current staircases and corridors into an "elegantly proportioned central traffic hub with elevator, powder rooms, coat closets and semi-circular main staircase that connects all floors of the townhouse."
From the RealEstalker:
The proposed new layout shows a total of four bedrooms: a penthouse floor guest bedroom with private bathroom and roof terrace; two full-width family bedrooms on the fourth floor, each with three closets and en suite facility. Plans call for the entire third floor to be given over to the master suite with fireplace, fitted walk-in closet and dressing hall and over-sized bathroom with twin sink, crapper cubby, free-standing soaking tub and separate stall shower.
The architects retained an informal living area on the garden level but repurposed the master suite into a spacious, family-friendly center island kitchen complex complete with a built-in breakfast banquette, a walk-in pantry, direct access to the garden through the casual dining area and a very smart dumbwaiter that swiftly lifts food (and etc.) from the kitchen to a butler's pantry that adjoins the parlor level formal dining room.
The new and improved floor plan calls for a finished basement level with home gym set up, bathroom and walk-in wine cellar and a sky-lit top floor solarium that spills out to a south-facing street side roof terrace.