Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Listings Shown: 3
684 Park Avenue   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 510699
Price: $29,500,000
Floors: 6
Approx Sq Ft: 11,235
Sect: Upper East Side
Condition: Well
Located on the West side of Park Avenue between East 68th and East 69th Streets, 684 Park Avenue is a neo-Federal townhouse designed by McKim, Mead & White in a row of Georgian inspired landmarked buildings. Forming one of the last intact architectural ensembles on Park Avenue, this series of stylistically related landmark buildings creates a unique block front.

Encompassing over 15,000 square feet, this 26-foot wide mansion retains much of its original grandeur and magnificent architectural details. With elegant tall archways, the impressive marble foyer is anchored by an elegant curved marble staircase with a wrought iron railing that leads to the upper levels. The entertaining spaces include a grand parlor with a dramatic expanse of 3 floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Park Avenue, original hardwood flooring, a fireplace with a carved mantelpiece and a soaring ceiling accentuated by beautiful plaster molding. The library features hand-crafted wood paneling and has a large 26 x 29 garden terrace, ideal for entertaining.

This special home was originally built in 1926 as a residence for Oliver D. Filley and his wife Mary Pyne Filley, who was the daughter of Percy R. Pyne, a distinguished Manhattan financier and philanthropist. In 1965, the building was donated to the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute by Margaret Rockefeller Strong, Marquesa de Cuevas. The Queen Sofa Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 to promote greater awareness and understanding of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States. The building was designated a Landmark in 1970.

About McKim, Mead & White: A prominent 20th century architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White built Manhattan's former Pennsylvania Station, the Brooklyn Museum, and the main campus of Columbia University. Elsewhere in New York State and New England, the firm designed college, library, school and other buildings such as the Boston Public Library and Rhode Island State House. In Washington, D.C., the firm renovated the West and East Wings of the White House, and built the National Museum of American History. Across the United States, the firm was responsible for buildings in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Other examples are in Canada, Cuba and Italy.
21 West 95th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 447158
Price: $11,600,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 5,140
Sect: Upper West Side
Designed by architect Gilbert A. Schellenger as a Renaissance Revival style row house and completed in 1893, this five bedroom home has been meticulously restored and updated for modern living. This designer residence, with 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, and 3 Powder Rooms, has White oak hardwood flooring throughout with a herringbone pattern on the First Floor, three original wood burning fireplaces, and a 4 passenger elevator. With recessed lighting throughout and pre-wiring for decorative light fixtures in the Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bathroom, and Kitchen Island, no detail has been overlooked. In this well planned home, you have everything; Double glazed traditional profile windows,12 Zone heating/cooling system, Sonos Audio Wi-Fi System with ceiling speakers throughout the home, wall mounted iPad ports on each floor (with option for audio visual, intercom system), motorized shades, security and temperature control, central vacuum system with two valves on each floor, pre-wiring for exterior camera security system, pre-wiring for alarm installation and Virtual Doorman system at Garden Floor Entry, and multiple private outdoor living spaces including landscaped garden with gas grilling station and two roof terraces.

The large cellar floor is perfect for a Recreation Room with wet bar and under-counter refrigerator, and is pre-wired for temperature and humidity control. The Laundry Room offers high efficiency Bosh washer and dryer and porcelain laundry sink, and this floor has a full bathroom.

On the garden floor you will find the family room with double-height ceiling and direct access to private landscaped garden with gas grilling station. The professional kitchen, with original wood burning fireplace, 48 Stainless Steel Thermador gas range, Italian Statuary White Marble countertops, Kohler double basin stainless steel island sink, and Aster Cucine of Italy kitchen cabinetry, is a chef dreams space. The stainless steel Gaggenau appliance package includes a 24 Refrigerator,18 Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave Oven and Coffee station. This culinary masterpiece is graced by a butler's pantry with secondary under-counter refrigerator, Kohler stainless steel sink, and ample storage. This floor's full bathroom boasts honed Calacatta Marble mosaic hexagonal pattern floor tile, polished 6 x 12 Calacatta Marble Prima wall tiles, Toto toilet, and Kohler polished nickel fixtures.

The first floor is the entertainment level, featuring a formal entry way and grand Living Room with 11' ceilings, herringbone pattern white oak flooring, and an original wood burning fireplace. The dining room offers a decorative fireplace, wet bar and under-counter beverage refrigerator. The powder Room has custom cut mosaic marble floor tiling, marble topped oval lavatory, polished brass details, and Toto toilet.

The second floor has a Master Suite with 10' ceilings, original wood burning fireplace and large Master Dressing Room with built in safe. The en-suite master bath offers five fixtures with custom cut Italian marble patterned floor tile, polished Olympic White Italian Grey marble slab walls, double vanity countertop with custom lacquered cabinets, six foot undermount bath tub, separate water closet with Toto toilet, radiant heated flooring, and vanity faucets. The north facing bedroom offers an en-suite powder room with polished Olympic white marble floor tile.

Continuing upstairs, you will find 11' ceilings throughout the third floor. A South facing bedroom, with large closet and an option for another working fireplace, is quite separate from the second big bedroom on this floor. In between these two bedrooms are a laundry closet with Bosch washer/dryer, and a bathroom with Norr 24 x 24 porcelain floor tile, white ceramic glossy wall tile, marble top vanity with undermount oval porcelain lavatory, Toto toilet, and Hansgrohe polished chrome fixtures. There is also a flexible study/ den with a large storage closet. The North facing bedroom boast a walk-in closet, an option for another working fireplace, and a windowed en-suite bathroom.

The Penthouse level offers a large sunroom with skylight, wet bar, and refrigerator-a wonderful entertainment space served by a powder room with hexagonal pattern honed Calacatta Marble floor tile, porcelain lavatory, and Toto toilet. This top floor lounge space is flanked by dual paved roof terraces facing north and south-- perfect for indoor and al fresco entertainment.
12 West 83rd Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 264870
Price: $9,995,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 4,900
Sect: Upper West Side
Situated on a tree-lined block just off Central Park West, this magnificent 4-story townhouse was originally built in 1890 by A.B. Ogden and Sons. Built in the Renaissance Revival style, the facade has bow front windows, floral designs surrounding the window panes and exquisite arched windows on the top floor. The entire home has been meticulously renovated with the finest finishes and appointments throughout, while the original architectural details have been carefully preserved and its original grandeur restored. The gracious layout with grand proportions has beautifully scaled rooms and includes 5-7 bedrooms and outdoor space including a charming garden and a terrace.

Garden Level: A Chef's kitchen with custom-cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances has an adjoining breakfast room and French doors which open to a landscaped South-facing garden with beautiful plantings and mature trees. There is also a family room/media room on this level, a walk-in coat closet and a powder room.

Parlor Floor: With a soaring 12-foot ceiling, the impressive parlor level includes a grand living room with a fireplace with a hand-carved mantelpiece, traditional moldings and an ornate ceiling frieze. The southern exposure over townhouse gardens provides excellent light and delightful views. There is also a library with a barrel vaulted ceiling, exquisite woodworking, original leaded glass windows and a fireplace on this level.

Third Floor: A sumptuous master bedroom suite which faces South over the garden has a vast walk-in closet and a luxuriously-appointed marble bathroom with double sinks and separate shower and tub. An additional bedroom with an attractive marble bath may be found on the North side of this level.

Fourth Floor: Enhanced by skylights and a delightful terrace, the upper level includes four bedrooms, two full baths and laundry facilities.

The entire residence is flooded with glorious natural light and there is pristine hardwood flooring throughout as well as a multi-zoned heating and cooling system. There is also a full basement with ample storage.
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