Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - Listings Shown: 2
153 West 82nd Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 279060
Price: $9,895,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 4,200
Sect: Upper West Side
Hidden behind a 19th-century Queen Anne facade, you'll find this striking and sophisticated 5-story single family townhouse offering lofty proportions and a practical layout that is geared toward today's modern lifestyle. Designed by Barlis-Wedlick architects, this museum quality residence has recently undergone an extensive 2-year renovation and is guaranteed to please your senses with high ceilings, brilliant light, and superb luxury finishes throughout. A grand stoop entrance leads to a loft-like parlor floor entertaining level featuring a front dining room with bay window, a rear sitting room with fireplace and French doors onto a lovely terrace, and a gorgeous open state-of-the-art chef's kitchen with floating walnut center-island, deep marble countertops, endless white lacquer cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances including a 6-burner Wolf range with griddle and grill vented to the outside, and a 50-bottle temperature-controlled wine refrigerator. Beyond the parlor floor, a dramatic cantilevered staircase is illuminated by double-height windows, and leads down to the tranquil garden level where you'll find a spacious Guest bedroom, full bathroom, laundry room, and a comfortable Media room with double doors opening onto a large bluestone garden with multiple seating areas and a built-in gas grill. Back inside, continue upstairs to the sumptuous third floor Master Suite, consisting of a sun-drenched bedroom with fireplace, abundant closets, a large fitted dressing room, and an exquisite en-suite bathroom replete with custom double vanity, separate WC, and a marble-tiled "wet-room" with overhead rain shower and deep soaking tub for two. The fourth floor offers two spacious bedrooms each with leafy exposures, 2 beautifully renovated bathrooms, and a washer-dryer. Continue upstairs to the sun-blasted penthouse level, a multi-purpose "great room" with double exposures, chic powder room, and French doors that open onto a sunny south-facing terrace with unobstructed city views. Every inch of this incredible home has been curated with luxury and comfort in mind, all a testament to the owner's impeccable taste and discerning eye for perfection!

Additional amenities include all new mechanicals, multi-zoned central air-conditioning, a state-of-the-art security system, whole-house Sonos sound system with in-ceiling speakers in all major rooms, custom Lutron lighting on dimmers throughout, and a large finished basement with gym and playroom. All this, on a pretty tree-lined block right in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side in close proximity to Central Park, great restaurants, shopping, and all major transportation. Mint & magnificent!
248 West 71st Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 593839
Price: $7,450,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 5,000
Sect: Upper West Side
248 West 71st Street is a 20' wide, single-family, elevator townhouse designed in 1892 by noted architects Thom and Wilson. Located on a beautiful tree-lined street, this Renaissance Revival style home features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a home office, library, unfinished basement, and two fireplaces. Significant historical elements remain including original shutters, stained glass windows, banisters and millwork, full core doors adorned with original hardware, unique ceiling and baseboard moldings. Outstanding ceiling heights range from over 10? to 12' throughout the house. A 20? x 25? South facing garden is accessible from both the ground and parlor floors and is surrounded by lush neighboring gardens. The house is in need of a renovation with exception to the electrical, plumbing and HVAC, which have been updated. A historical photo from the city's municipal archives show an original front stoop if a buyer wishes to resurrect it.

GARDEN FLOOR:The wide entry foyer leads into the flexible floor plan currently arranged with a front home office and rear 16? x 18? den. A service kitchen in the rear extension exits to the garden. This rear room could be used as a den/media room or function as a private guest suite.

PARLOR FLOOR:The graciously proportioned parlor floor boasts 12' ceilings and nearly 1200 SF of living and dining space. The perfectly square open layout features a wood-burning fireplace and oversized windows overlooking charming, tree-lined 71st Street. A large kitchen is open to a cozy breakfast nook centered around an original stained glass window. The formal dining area is set against an oversized French door leading to a breakfast terrace. From the terrace there is stairway down to access the garden.

THIRD FLOOR:The handsome original staircase leads to the South facing master suite outfitted with a five fixture master bathroom, large walk in closet with dressing area and a decorative fireplace. Across the sunlit hallway is an equally large second bedroom with a curved bay window and an en suite bathroom.

FOURTH FLOOR:An oversized bedroom with a windowed en suite bathroom, two secondary bedrooms, a shared hallway bathroom and an additional interior room with a skylight which could function as storage, a home office or a small guest suite.

This extraordinary home is a rare opportunity to restore and custom renovate a 20-foot wide historic townhouse with existing period details and an elevator. Ideally located in the prime West-End Collegiate historic district, between West End Avenue and Broadway, an architect can be consulted for information on any additional FAR. Moments from neighborhood highlights including Riverside Park, Lincoln Center, Trader Joes, Citarella and express transportation.

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