The Aristocratic Apartment

A European princess visiting New York City would feel perfectly at home in this grand apartment. The lofty home is one half of an Upper East Side townhouse.  The flat has soaring ceilings, intricate ceiling moldings, three marble fireplaces, pocket doors, built-in window shutters, unique antique furniture, gorgeous woodwork, museum quality paintings, and curious objects d’art. A wooden spiral staircase off the parlor leads upstairs to a glittering bedroom with an Italian glass chandelier. A terrace with a spiral staircase off the dining area leads downstairs to a private garden. The townhouse also has a traditional staircase leading to the double door parlor entrance. From the massive ballroom chandeliers to the bejeweled taxidermy peacock (it was a former pet who died of natural causes), the eclectic décor is dripping with quirky glamour. At the end of the block is the lovely Gracie Mansion (the mayor’s residence), the Hudson River and the beautiful Carl Schurz Park. Note: There is also an unused dentist office in the basement of the townhouse that might be available for rent as well.

Square footage: 1,800 (Floor-thru parlour, open kitchen, dining room, one bedrooms, two bathrooms, terrace, private yard, hallway)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • 3 fireplaces
  • 2 bathrooms

The Lakefront Lodge

This stately lodge, with its steeply pitched wood shingle roof and stone façade, wouldn’t be out of place in the English countryside or Germany’s Black Forest. One reaches the lodge via a private road through woods and wetlands. Knock on the brass lion doorknocker at the front door, but be patient as it takes awhile to unbolt the heavy wooden door. Inside you’ll find a cavernous wood-paneled great room, a huge fireplace with cauldrons, and an enormous wrought iron chandelier. Outside you’ll find a private lake with a floating dock, a grand lion-headed fountain, waterfall, manicured grounds, rolling hills, and huge pines circling the home. This lakefront estate is surrounded by water on four sides, which offers water views from almost every window. Square footage: 5,000 interior, 7.5 acres of land (Main house: Great room, dining room, bird room, sunroom, commercial kitchen, 4 bedrooms, art studio, 5 bathrooms, steam room, laundry room; Outbuildings: Boathouse, large workshop, tower, child’s house) Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Boats (kayak, paddleboat, rowboat)
  • Plenty of parking on the grounds for trailers, trucks and cars
  • Central Air-conditioning throughout the house
  • Allows overnights for longer shoots
  • Airport in town