Manhattan Townhouse Carved From an Old Mechanical Workshop Comes With a Patio Larger Than Most New York Apartments

Manhattan Townhouse Carved From an Old Mechanical Workshop Comes With a Patio Larger Than Most New York Apartments

  • Mansion Global
  • 06/27/23

Listing of the Day

Location: Upper East Side, New York

Price: $10 million

The largest of five residences at the Wren, a condominium carved from a cavernous former mechanical workshop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is this five-bedroom townhome.

On its lower level, the home features a great room and a kitchen outfitted with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Cove appliances. Next to it, the dining area opens to a 1,100-square-foot patio—larger than most apartments in Manhattan.

The outdoor space is “exceptionally big,” Jared Schwadron of Official Partners, the listing agent. “Outside becomes another seating area, dining area or even a game area. There’s so much you could do out there.”

The townhome’s 1,100-square foot patio is “exceptionally big,” said the listing agent, Jared Schwadron of Official Partners.

Official Partners

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The second floor includes five bedrooms and three with en-suite bathrooms, along with a large laundry room. 

“The idea was to create a full home experience,” Schwadron said. “There’s more of a demand than ever for this kind of home, especially as people work remotely a few days a week. Having an extra bedroom, auxiliary space, and a separation between living and dining is highly desirable. It’s the closest to a suburban-style-feeling home you’ll find in the city.” 

The developer, Manhattan Restoration LLC, “spent additional money” on top-end finishes and accessories, Schwadron said, including Lutron lighting systems, Lefroy Brooks fixtures, white Thassos marble radiant heated floors, and triple-glazed windows.

The home has two main entrances—one through the building’s lobby and the other from East 84th Street.


The 4,100-square-foot home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a powder room. The patio covers an additional 1,100 square feet.



The unit includes private, in-home parking—“the biggest rarity” in New York, Schwadron said. “You can drive into your garage and walk into your home, or walk through the lobby, say hello to the doorman, and enter the townhouse.” New buildings on the Upper East Side often feature garages, “but almost never in-home parking.” 

A part-time doorman staffs the front desk seven days a week, Schwadron said. The building’s five units share a roof deck. “It’s a high-end, boutique experience,” he said.

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Neighborhood Notes

This part of the Upper East Side “is some of the most residential in the area, with a nice combination of restaurants, supermarkets and retail nearby,” Schwadron said. “It’s an energetic and convenient part of the city.”

The Second Avenue Subway, which launched in 2017, “has transformed the area east of Third Avenue,” he added. “Second Avenue has become just as central as Third used to be. Because of that, there’s a lot of new development on Second, and that’s spurring even more high-end retail.”  The Wren is located between Second and First Avenues. 

The Upper East Side market “is still a very active sector,” Schwadron said. “It lacks new-development inventory because whatever has come onto the market has been absorbed.  

Agent: Jared Schwadron of Official Partners

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