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Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New York City’s Sonja Morgan to Auction Upper East Side Townhouse

Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New York City’s Sonja Morgan to Auction Upper East Side Townhouse

Apr 24, 2024

The Upper East Side townhouse of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan, meticulously renovated by Mr. and Mrs. John Adams Morgan and designed by Architectural Digest darling Harry Schnaper and John Pierre Borg in Paris, is headed to auction next month .Offered in cooperation with Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group, the auction for the prestigious Manhattan home, listed at $7.5 million, is set to open on 15 May and close on 29 May via our firms online marketplace. Bidding is estimated to start between $1.75 million to $3.75 million.

“This townhouse has been a cherished Morgan and Adams home for decades. In addition to raising my daughter here, we entertained heads of state, royalty, luminaries, and Fortune 500 CEOs. In addition, memories were made over the years, including hosting my daughter’s friends from boarding school and university, and so many noteworthy moments were filmed by NBC for Bravo and Peacock TV. Now, as an empty nester, I am ready to share this turnkey, easy-to-manage jewel over to someone new to enjoy as we did,” said Morgan, who joined the cast of Bravo's hit reality television series from 2010 to 2021, quickly became known as a fan favorite, and was recently deemed ‘America’s Treasure’ as she continues to tour with her comedy show. “The auction process in association with Concierge Auctions aligns with my goal to sell at market value in an efficient and timely manner. I was poised to list with Concierge Auctions just before COVID, so now is finally the time to take advantage of the moment.” 

Located at 162 East 63rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, the five-story townhouse spans an impressive 4,650 square feet including five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Every inch of the home exudes elegance, with distinctive touches including custom made P.E. Guerin hardware, bespoke Didier Barrios mahogany woodwork, and fabrics sourced from Kravit and Schumaker Fabrics. Other notable design features include legacy Gracie Studios hand-painted silk wallpaper, heritage quality Country Floors marble floors and tiled bathrooms alongside Versaille-styled hand-painted wood floors, Venetian-plastered high shine walls and silk and cedar-lined closets with Mahogany drawers. 

Stepping through the entrance on the first floor, guests are greeted by a luminous grand foyer and one of the property's most coveted features: a secluded garden. Accessible via French doors off the foyer, the outdoor haven beckons with a 35-foot-deep patio, a serene fountain, a tranquil koi pond, and a sun-drenched solarium boasting floor-to-ceiling windows. Mosaic hardwood floors guide visitors seamlessly from the foyer to the heart of the home—the sun-soaked living room, bathed in the glow of the adjacent solarium.

Ascending to the second floor reveals an elegant dining room and a sunlit eat-in kitchen adorned with expansive windows and Country Floors red clay and emblem flooring. Also gracing this level is the formal dining room, featuring an 18th Century Carrara marble mantelpiece, a wood-burning fireplace, and wall coverings by the esteemed Gracie Studio. Rounding out the second floor is a versatile guest bedroom or library with full bathroom, boasting hand-painted walls and striking arched windows featuring bountiful natural light. 

The third floor offers the primary suite with a sitting room and a balcony, providing enchanting sunny views of the garden below and a beautiful fireplace.  The accompanying en suite bathroom indulges with a walk-in shower and a separate, opulent bathtub adorned with mosaic tile. Venture to the fourth floor to find another bedroom with full bathroom and expansive balcony. Across the hall, you’ll find a full gym-style bathroom that can also be used as a bedroom.

Finally, the fifth floor apartment-style suite presents two additional bedrooms—perfect for accommodating family and guests—featuring a cozy fireplace, full bathroom with shower tub and a convenient kitchenette.  

"This townhouse is a perfect match for its Upper East Side neighborhood—elegant, stately, and New York through and through,” said Chad Roffers, co-founder and CEO of Concierge Auctions. “As the property auction leader for the world’s finest, Manhattan real estate it is sure to be of interest to our extensive network of buyers. We’re proud to be able to offer up this beautiful home for its next owner.”

Nestled within Manhattan’s illustrious Upper East Side—a district steeped in the legacies of America’s iconic families, including the Roosevelts, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Carnegies—this home basks in the aura of luxury synonymous with the neighborhood's heritage. Just a stone's throw from Central Park, the Upper East Side embodies a serene, unhurried pace of urban living, offering a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Madison Avenue's array of upscale boutiques, art galleries, and culinary delights are mere moments away, while esteemed cultural landmarks such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection enrich the neighborhood's cultural tapestry. For those with a penchant for the finer things in life, the Upper East Side epitomizes the quintessential New York luxury lifestyle.

“This exquisite home, situated within one of New York’s most iconic tree lined blocks, exudes luxury and prestige in every square foot,” said Modlin. “Each of the five floors is a world-class example of design, having been lived in and furnished by internationally-renowned figures. We’re excited to partner with Concierge Auctions as this pinnacle of Upper East Side living embarks on its next chapter.”

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