Elegant Single-Family Townhouse with Professional Office off Riverside Park. West 70s.
$18,000,000.00 --------- No Brokers
Rare, magnificent single-family, Upper-West Side townhouse in prime location with complete, stunning original details. Located on one of the best blocks of the Upper West Side with convenient access to the West Side Highway, and only steps away from Riverside Park and the Collegiate School, stands perhaps the finest remaining example of Victorian architecture designed by renowned New York architect Clarence True. The townhouse, built in 1895, is located a block away from the entrance to the West Side Highway and a block and a half from the abundance of shopping opportunities of Broadway and New York Citys subway and bus system. The townhouse is situated in a historical district, with a total of eight single-family townhouses and 18 owner-occupied townhouses on the block.
Built 17 X 58 on a 102 lot with a three story extension, the townhouse boasts a spacious 6,019 square feet of interior space and an airy 592 square foot garden. The townhouse exterior is constructed of exquisitely detailed limestone and brick. The interior includes rare, stunning original Victorian details including magnificent wainscoting, arches, parquet floors, pocket doors, a stained glass skylight, beamed and detailed ceilings, and breathtaking fireplaces. The spacious, south-facing garden enjoys an abundance of sunlight.The townhouse contains a separate entrance to the office space located on the ground floor and has a Certificate of Occupancy for two doctors. The townhouse has hot water gas heating and two gas hot water tanks as well as updated electrical wiring and plumbing. All original details have been retained and restored. Townhouse has partial river views. The townhouse has architecturally always been maintained as a single family residence.
Modern luxurious separate medical office with two bathrooms, large waiting room and reception area, large consultation room and one examination room with sink and built in x-ray viewbox. Office contains an intercom and an entrance to the rear garden. Residential House: The family entrance contains an intercom and opens up into a fully-paneled entrance room, which leads to a large lobby, with a truly spectacular ornate mantel and a large coat closet. The lobby room contains original parquet floor and a truly magnificent carved staircase. 2 large windows and an original stained-glass skylight add much light to the staircase. The stairs lead up to a large, center hall on the parlor floor.
Parlor Floor Front to Rear:
The large living room contains an original fireplace, original sliding pocket doors, and original parquet floors. Two huge, street facing windows flood the room with sunlight. Walk past the sliding pocket doors to the center hall and you will be stunned by the intricate moldings on the ceiling and the arched paneling that surrounds the staircase. The center hall also boasts an original parquet floor and leads into the grand dining room. The dining room contains extensive original wainscoting, an original beamed ceiling, and a spectacular fireplace rarely seen in Manhattan townhouses with an outstanding ornate mantel. Original sliding pocket doors and quarter sawn white oak with inlay border floor and beamed ceiling round out a large, grand, and spectacular dining room. The dining room leads past a paneled entrance into an updated kitchen and a separate breakfast room. A short half-flight of stairs down from the breakfast room and you will find yourself in the sunny, south-facing rear garden.
Third Floor Front to Rear:
Ascend the detailed stairway to the third floor, where a stately library and master bedroom are located. The master bedroom contains an original fireplace, floor to ceiling bookcases and an original parquet floor. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a large, walk-in closet with custom wall to wall, floor to ceiling closet space. A grand bathroom located in the extension connects to the master bedroom. Exit the master bedroom and head down an airy hallway adjacent to the stairs that contains original parquet floors and leads to the library. The library has stripped to brick walls and floor to ceiling book shelves. An adjacent wet bar and stereo room complement the library. The library contains an original parquet floor as well as a brick-lined fireplace.
Fourth Floor to Rear:
Ascend to the bedrooms on the fourth floor beneath the colored light glistering through the beautiful, original stained glass skylight. Walk down the hall to the childrens bedroom where an original parquet floor and original fireplace will greet you. The large childrens bedroom contains a partition creating 2 small study rooms in addition to the main bedroom. The childrens bedroom contains floor-to-ceiling built in bookcases and two large closets. 2 bathrooms are accessed from the hall, which contains an original parquet floor. An additional bedroom with a closet and an original parquet floor is also accessed from the hall.
Fifth Floor Front to Rear:
The fifth floor houses the Maids Quarters, which consist of two rooms, two closets and a bathroom. A door at the rear of the floor leads to the roof, where a roof garden could be created.
1 inch water main
1 inch gas main
Water and gas lines in backyard.
Real Estate Taxes approximately $28,000.
Townhouse contains a large spacious basement.
Subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change of price, or withdrawal without notice.