17 East 65th Street - Upper East Side, New York



17 East 65th Street - Upper East Side, New York


The Sherman M. Fairchild Mansion

One of the few homes available off of Fifth Avenue, this iconic property rich with history and sophisticated architecture is one of the finest examples of postmodern excellence. A striking cement and steel masonry structure with nearly 30 foot high glass and steel ceiling illuminate the main room offering an unparalleled opportunity to properly showcase the most discerning and expansive art collections in the world. With travertine marble walls and flooring and cascading steel staircases originally installed by Mr. Fairchild that lead to grand scale entertaining rooms, this incredible property has one of the most intriguing interiors to date. Elegantly appointed, the expansive master suite features two full bathrooms, floor to ceiling glass windows, and multiple balconies overlooking 65th street. Central Air, a vast wine cellar and a fully-finished English basement with high ceilings currently used as an office and storage but can easily accommodate a theater, gym and additional entertaining area. Currently configured as an art gallery and private residence, this property five-bedroom, six full bathroom and four half bathroom estate lends itself to various users.


R Sherman M. Fairchild, founder and head of Fairchild Aviation commissioned Wm. Hamby & Geo Nelson to build a mansion for his personal residence replacing an1880s row house. Mr. Nelson, a member of the Architecture Committee of the Museum of Modern Art, was a prolific architect, interior designer, furniture designer and general provocateur who shaped the course of design in America for over four decades. A known visionary renowned for founding over 70 companies, Mr. Fairchild built one of the first modern residences in New York City. In 1948-49, a rear east extension was built with a garden connecting the two.


Located on 65th between 5th and Madison Avenue, on arguably one of the best blocks in New York City's Gold Coast on the Upper East Side, New York's most coveted neighborhood for the world's most wealthy residents. The property is on the original site the site of the John Jacob Astor Residence, and currently stands among to some of the most exquisite mansions in the New York City as well as one of the finest examples of Romanesque Revival Architecture, Temple Emanuel. Between Madison Avenue's most expensive retail locations and Central Park, owners can easily frequent these treasured New York landmarks. Known for being New York's and possibly the world's most elegant residential neighborhood, the streets between 5th and Madison convey the highly-desired ambiance of the privileged and the powerful. Comprised of mainly residential properties, Fifth Avenue is also the home of the highest concentration of cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney, The Frick collection and Guggenheim and the most well regarded galleries in the world. World-class hotels in the neighborhood include The Pierre, The Plaza, Carlyle, the Mark, the Lowell and the Plaza-Athene, and dozens of fine restaurants line side streets.

Lot Size: 25 feet x 100 feet
Building Size: 25 feet x 95 feet
FAR: Allows for 10,040 square feet
Floors: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Full baths: 6
1/2 baths: 4


This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Property Details:

  • 17 East 65th Street
  • Price: $40,000,000
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Single Family Townhouse
  • 5 Beds | 6 Baths
  • Listing ID: 1840117

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