Traditional Elegance Meets Modern Style in New York Townhouse

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Breathtaking — that’s the word that comes to mind when you glimpse the sweeping staircase in this East 73rd Street townhouse design by Eve Robinson Associates. Spend some time and savor the richness of this décor: the polished wood floors and banister, the cozy fireplace, the landscape art on the walls. But don’t stop there; there’s much more to discover. There’s a deep mahogany chest and round wood-framed mirror, reflecting that fireplace; there are the arched doorways over every passageway. Take a peek at the top of the stairs and you’ll see an intimate dining nook with another fireplace, giving the room ambience hard to match even at a fine restaurant. Tall windows feature long curtains; art is everywhere, illuminated by long shaded wall sconces. Take a good book to the sitting room, with its handy recliner, soft couches, and yet another fireplace. Note the low circular table, with its intriguing fitted “upholstery.”

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Need to get some work done? A classic yet modern study awaits, with contemporary curved desk/table, streamlined chrome lights, and wall-mounted shelves for art and books. Here, too, comfortable seating is available for company — before a sleek, modern fireplace. Prepare coffee or a feast in the cheery kitchen, with its tile backsplash in green and off-white, stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, and high-end stove. And finally, curl up on a silver chaise before a bedroom fire, or have sweet dreams in a lavishly pillowed bed with padded headboard. Tall windows throughout the home let in natural light by day and are curtained for privacy by night; from room to room, this townhouse “speaks” sumptuous comfort in every detail.

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