Although Stribling describes it as “meticulously renovated,” the decor has us wondering whether 138 East 65th Street is meant for living, or if it’s more suited for observing—like those delightful Victorian-style period rooms in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
If you’ve ever fought the primal urge to touch things at an unfairly luscious European antiques exhibit, this home is for you. It’s five stories tall, with “high-ceilinged public rooms,” two gardens, three wood-burning fireplaces and six bedrooms, albeit with only one elevator. To really bring this house up a notch (and that 19th-century aura down a notch) it’s located “on one of the Upper East Side’s most convenient and prestigious tree-lined blocks.”
For $13 million, you can invite your friends over for tea and crumpets on your landscaped fifth-floor terrace, and pretty soon your humble abode–“the ideal venue for entertaining or family life”–may bring out the aristocrat in you.