About this property
At 39-feet wide and six stories tall, this chic, spectacular townhome is among the widest residences on the Upper West Side. The gifted team of Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners gut-renovated the home and restored original details conceived by illustrious 19th-c. architect Clarence True. A residence of uncommon sophistication and style, it is beautifully located just off Riverside Drive, across from Riverside Park.
Flooded with inspiring southern light thanks to a rear façade clad in steel casement windows, the ~9,000 SF interior has six stories, six fireplaces, four to six bedrooms, and four outdoor spaces. It displays a richness of detail and variety of textures and hues, with restored original woodwork, wainscoting and stained-glass windows harmonizing with custom contemporary elements. A smart home, it is equipped with a Savant system for automated control of shades, lighting, security and AV, including invisible speakers throughout and high-fidelity components designed for the consummate audiophile. An elevator services cellar to the fifth floor.
Entry. Beyond the double glass entry doors is a gallery with stone fireplace, stately oak wainscoting, limestone flooring and rear façade of steel-framed casement windows. Here is a powder room with a beautiful restored stained-glass window, bedroom suite, mudroom entrance and significant closet space. Beside the full height of rear windows begins a stairway with an eye-catching forged-iron railing.
Parlor Floor. The living room features smoked oak floors in a herringbone-pattern (which run throughout the home), marble-surround fireplace, Juliet balcony and 55-inch LCD-enhanced Séura television mirror. A unique bar nook is outfitted with fridge and freezer drawers and hi-fi system. Behind mirrored pocket doors is a formal dining room with a beamed ceiling and fireplace. Adjacent is a sunny eat-in kitchen featuring a stylish leathered Jurassic Brown Stone island with counter seating, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Miele oven and cooktop with grill, full-size Sub-Zero fridge and freezer and windowed scullery. A wall of windows opens to a planted balcony with lush garden views—perfect for alfresco dining.
The Third Floor Primary Suite includes a sitting room with fireplace and lovely light, two ample walk-in closets, and a luxurious bath with private water closet, Corian soaking tub in a glamorous mirrored bay, two vanities, walk-in shower with multiple showerheads, radiant-heated floors and true-divided light switchable privacy glass windows.
The Fourth Floor features two bedrooms sharing a hall bath, and en suite family room/optional bedroom with fireplace.
The Fifth Floor features an office (or bedroom) with a windowed desk alcove, steel bookshelves and half bath (with room for a shower). The impressive media room allows for timeless games and an immersive AV experience. The Planar Video Wall contains nine 46-inch screens affording myriad viewing options with B&W in-ceiling speakers. A Sony projector and Stewart film screen expand the entertainment opportunities with large speakers and subwoofers providing immersive surround sound. A wet bar with dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer drawers, ensures nearby nourishment. Ultra suede walls adorn the room; quiet rock provides acoustical insulation.
The Penthouse is dedicated to an art-filled gathering space with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, wall-mounted TV, powder room and extensive wet bar. The south-facing glass wall opens to a balcony.
The Landscaped Roof Terrace is an extraordinary space with Hudson River and panoramic city views. With its fire pit and built-in James speakers, it’s the perfect spot to relax with family and friends, watch boats sail by, glorious sunsets and glittering lights at night.
The Cellar features an eye-catching climate-controlled 1,100-bottle wine room, mirrored gym with James in-wall speakers, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, full bath with spacious shower, laundry room and generous storage space.
Listing courtesy of Cathy Taub