About this property
357 West 84th Street has occupied a desirable lot on the Upper West Side since 1899. With approximately 6,000 square feet, it consists of five floors, a full basement, original stairs, and an elevator for easy access.
This impressive townhome is a Masterpiece of Architecture with direct ties to New York City History. American Poet Edgar Allen Poe lends his name to the beautiful, tree-lined West 84th street and moved to the neighborhood to escape soaring rents in Manhattan during the 1840s. At the time, the community consisted of farmhouses. Pop around the corner to 650 Amsterdam for lunch at Edgars, named after the neighborhood’s most famous inhabitant. Then, come home to 357 West 84th!
American architect Clarence True built this impressive French Gothic-Renaissance Townhouse and many other memorable townhomes throughout the Upper West Side. He was one of the most prolific American architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although the Landmark home retains its original architecture and ornamentation, there are too many upgrades to count.
As you will see, it incorporates many modern conveniences and private, elegant indoor and outdoor spaces.
The ground floor contains an entryway, formal dining room, and kitchen with a unique skylight and an eat-in nook with quaint garden area views.
A second-story parlor floor features a spacious living room overlooking the street, office, and library. In general, the home is a mixture of open, inviting areas, with private nooks available for reimagining.
The home’s private living space is configured over the top three floors. High ceilings throughout, original details that add character to every floor, and eight fireplaces are just some of the selling points of this unique space.
With six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two half baths, a living room, dining room, library, and spacious kitchen with a massive skylight for natural light, this is the perfect dwelling for a large family or community of friends.
Other amenities include a full basement, laundry room, central air, water management system, ample storage, and large closets in every room. As a bonus, a rooftop deck is perfect for gardening, entertaining, or outdoor living space. In the kitchen, you’ll find high-end chef-quality appliances and beautiful cabinetry.
Once you step outside, neighborhood amenities make this an even more ideal location. It’s just across the street from Riverside Park, and you can spend weekends strolling along the nearby Hudson River. Then, travel just a little bit eastward to walk to the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Located close to some of the most populated neighborhood eateries and shops, the building also has easy access to convenient local transportation, with West Side highway and 79th Street boat basin minutes away.
Listing courtesy of Ellen Elman