|Type:||Multi family townhouse|
Only $1,017 per square foot…Best Value on the Upper West Side! Bright and airy, this grand 20′ wide, 5-story townhouse combines the scale and elegance of late 19th century architecture with modern day comforts such as central air-conditioning. With 6-8 bedrooms and over 6500 square feet, the house can be used as a single family home or as income producing with two units. Its location with unique East and West exposures on a wide thoroughfare and landmarked townhouses opposite guarantees exceptional light throughout. The house was built circa 1891 and designed by famed architects Lamb & Rich as part of an original row of 14 houses. Many original details, such as curved mahogany pocket-doors and quarter-sawn paneling remain. The impressive scale of the house is enhanced by its high ceilings, beautiful garden and tree-lined block views, abundant oversized windows on every floor and 2 enormous skylights at the peak of the house all providing fantastic light streaming in throughout the day. This beautiful home has been immaculately preserved with original interior and exterior details. This home is currently configured with a garden floor guest suite which could easily be converted to a separate, income-producing unit. The layout is flexible and can accommodate 6-8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 1 powder room. The house will be delivered vacant. This elegant home boasts an outdoor garden surrounded by a series of other brownstone gardens replete with blooming trees and open sky. There are six original fireplaces (3 wood-burning and 3 gas) with antique mantels throughout the house and exceptional old-world detail with exquisite moldings, ceiling rosettes, border-inlaid hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, solid wood pocket doors, built-in bookshelves and cabinetry, French doors and custom window shutters. The house is part of a unique landmark block of townhouses on both sides of the avenue, in the West End-Collegiate Historic area, with no commercial traffic allowed. The area is well-known for its beauty, serenity, and safety, only one block from Riverside Park. It is extremely quiet and offers a retreat from busy city life with every convenience just around the corner.