Situated on a coveted park block between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, 48 West 88th Street is a 20’-wide, 5-story, bright, and immaculately maintained townhouse spanning approximately 7,300 sqft, with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 2 powder rooms, and built in 1889 by Thom & Wilson. This pristine house has grand proportions with high ceilings up to 11’. Additional features include a tranquil, south-facing landscaped garden, an additional terrace off the living room, full-width rooms with large windows, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York. Although maintaining many of its original architectural details, the house also has a modern aesthetic.
You enter the parlor floor through a light-filled, grand vestibule with 11’ ceilings throughout. The formal dining room and south-facing living room with a wood-burning fireplace are ideal for entertaining. Additionally, there is a distinguished terrace off the living room that overlooks the home’s garden below. This floor also has a beautifully appointed powder room.
The garden level features a generous-sized library with a wood-burning fireplace. The room continues with a study/office area with two built-in desk spaces and ample storage, with an additional powder room. The eat-in kitchen with room for a full dining table is outfitted with a Viking Professional range and matching vented hood, two side-by-side 36" full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two dishwashers, a Frigidaire wine cooler, an incredible amount of counter space, and a windowed sink overlooking the garden. From the kitchen, you can access the bright and peaceful south-facing garden. This level also features a double secured entrance into the residence, complete with extra storage tucked beneath the house’s stairway.
The primary suite encompasses the entire third level with ceiling heights just under 11’. There is a luxurious primary bedroom with southern exposures that are flooded with sunlight during the day, two massive walk-in closets that lead to the tremendous en-suite primary bathroom. The primary bathroom has an impressive white marble walk-in shower, a soaking tub with beautiful exposures among the trees on 88th Street, a double sink with matching marble, and a separate water closet with additional storage.
The fourth-floor features two large bright bedrooms, each with its own separate full bathroom. The sizable north-facing bedroom features generous closets and a Juliette balcony with views of the neighboring brownstones. The southern bedroom has a beautifully appointed windowed en-suite bathroom and an oversized walk-in closet.
The fifth floor has two additional bedrooms. The grand north-facing room is currently being used as a media room but could easily be utilized as a bedroom suite with an adjacent kitchen and bathroom. The bright south-facing bedroom has a walk-in closet and a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom with a big walk-in shower. The fifth floor also includes a full staircase for access to the roof housing the HVAC mechanicals and solar panels.
The house features a working elevator, central air-conditioning, two separate laundry rooms, and a basement with includes a temperature-controlled wine cellar, extensive storage space, and a walk-in cedar closet.
Dishwasher Elevator Pets Allowed Washer / Dryer in Unit Private Outdoor Space BUILDING AMENITIES LISTING AMENITIES Central Air Fireplace Fireplace: Decorative Fireplace: Wood Garden View Hardwood Floors OUTDOOR SPACE Balcony Garden Terrace
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