About this property
RENOVATED 23’ WIDE SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ELEVATOR
318 West 81st Street is a magnificent 23’ wide, 6 story renovated single family home that sits on a tranquil Upper West Side block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. Designed by the renowned architect Clarence True, this Elizabethan Renaissance Revival house was built in 1898 along with 316-320 West 81st Street and 84-86 Riverside Drive. Lovely details pertinent to that time still remain throughout the home and are in excellent condition. With approximately 9,000 interior square feet, 910 square feet of outdoor space and six working fireplaces, this seven bedroom home is a beautiful blend of Renaissance design with updated modern luxuries.
As you enter the home through the attractive arched doorway, you are welcomed with an outstanding working fireplace, marble floors and a dramatic curved staircase. The eat-in chef’s kitchen, equipped with a brick oven and the best appliances from Viking, Miele and Sub-Zero, opens to a charming garden with a finished floor, built in speaker system, mounted lights and polished wood walls for added privacy. The elevator runs from the garden level to the fifth floor of the home. This level also has a secondary service entrance for easy package delivery or additional storage.
The expansive living room on the parlor floor has gorgeous restored plaster details on the walls and ceiling and the adjacent dining room can seat up to eighteen people. The dining room has an adjacent butler’s pantry with refrigerator, EdgeStar wine fridge, and two Miele burners making this home perfect for entertaining. The intricate original wood moldings in the dining room have been beautifully refurbished by a specialized craftsman.
The third floor is dedicated to the primary suite. This includes the 21’ x 20’ bedroom, two walk-in closets and an impressive bathroom. The bathroom has two marble vanities, a large rain shower and a separate stall with a Neorest automatic toilet.
The fourth floor consists of three bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and an additional washer and dryer. There is a full bathroom in the hall to service the other two bedrooms.
Ascend the beautiful wooden staircase to the fifth floor where the entertainment room, wet bar and another en-suite bedroom.
The sunny sixth floor solarium opens up to the multi-level rooftop terrace. The lower level of the terrace is large enough to fit a dining table and grill, perfect for the warmer months in New York City. An iron spiral staircase to the upper level allows you to enjoy sprawling Hudson River views.
The finished basement includes an abundance of storage, a laundry room, the home’s mechanicals and a modest sleeping area in the back. For added convenience, there is a dumbwaiter that services the basement, garden and parlor levels.
While the block is quiet and lined with grand homes, you are a short distance away from the heart of the Upper West Side. There are excellent shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby. For added convenience, the 1 2 3 B and C trains are a few blocks away as well as the West Side Highway.
Listing courtesy of David E Kornmeier and John Burger