Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Listings Shown: 3
389 West End Avenue   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 244894
Price: $7,000,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 3,400
Sect: Upper West Side
Exquisitely-appointed single family townhouse, heading an iconic blaze of red-brick Flemish Renaissance-style homes in the heart of the Upper West Side. Enjoy an easy elegance across 4 beds and 4.5 baths, enormous Parlor Living Room, and chef's kitchen with garden access. Two additional terraces, central heating and air, four working fireplaces, and three windowed exposures complete the home. Arrive protected from the elements by the front porch's dramatic spanning arch. Double Foyer doors open to a daybed-size window seat, convenient gas fireplace, and soaring 10'10 ceilings of the triple-bay Parlor Floor. The Living Room hosts a second wood-burning fireplace, and grand French doors reveal a private terrace overlooking the garden. A windowed extension with powder room and wet bar completes the floor. The charming Garden Floor makes up the domestic heart of the home, with marble-countered kitchen, media library, and paved rear garden. The true chef's Kitchen includes wood-burning brick hearth, stacked ovens, SubZero refrigerator, two Dishwashers, effortless banquette breakfast table, and windowed pantry with wine coolers and wet-bar. Additional conveniences include the sheltered Portico with shed storage, under-stoop entrance with pet-friendly mudroom, and a windowed full bathroom. The high-ceilinged Third Floor is cleverly arranged with two bedrooms and two full baths. The well-proportioned primary bedroom includes a private terrace, Walk-In-Closet, en-suite windowed Primary Bath, second closet. The east-facing second Bedroom features a cushioned window seat, wood-burning fireplace, and a delightful lancet window. A large skylight welcomes you to the charming Fourth Floor, where a 5-piece bathroom and laundry room sit between the well-proportioned third and fourth bedrooms. Laundry features new LG washing machine and vented gas dryer, conveniently stacked next to extra storage and sink. Once a north-facing study, the large windowed bathroom includes double-sink, shower and separate soaking tub. A wide second closet in the fourth bedroom has been built-out as a convenient desk space. 389 West End Avenue caps a singular run of fire-red row houses completed in 1886 by architect Frederick B. White. The cheerful faade is full of virtuosic brickwork and playful terracotta, with an iconic archway that mirrors the younger Apthorp's barrel vault entrance across the Avenue. No. 389's row-end position gives it several unique advantages: a rare third exposure with north facing courtyard windows; an open and unobstructed west view to the entire block's sheltered, leafy interior; and charming east sight-lines into the Apthorp's planted courtyard. In addition, a meticulous reconstruction by the current owner raised ceiling heights throughout the home. The property enjoys a low real estate tax of $33,487 annually. There is no more convenient location in Manhattan- just blocks from Zabar's, Citarella and Fairway markets, fantastic restaurants and shops, express east-side transit, and easy Henry Hudson Parkway access to save precious time on out-of-town travel.
177 West 88th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 176757
Price: $5,950,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 4,475
Sect: Upper West Side
Condition: Mint

177 West 88th Street is a gracious Renaissance Revival style townhome on a beautiful and tranquil tree-lined block. Constructed by architect Frederick G. Butcher in 1889, this single-family home is a seamless combination of restored original details and modern updated luxuries including central a/c and a top-of-the-line chef's kitchen. This 17' wide brownstone has 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, one powder room, and is approximately 4,475 square feet of living space. The property enjoys extremely low taxes at only $21,830 for the tax year.

Garden Level
The garden level has a second entrance under the stoop with added storage space perfect for packages and larger drop-offs. There is a den/media room, full bathroom, washer/dryer, and kitchen that gives access to the gorgeous garden. In addition, there is an office space on this level that can also serve as an extra bedroom if needed. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing, the garden oasis is 17' x 31' with a charmingly laid brick patio and ivy wall for additional privacy. There is also an irrigation system for all of the lovely plantings.

Parlor Floor
Ascend the front stoop and open the stained glass doors to natural southern sunlight, hardwood floors, and high ceilings. Perfect for entertaining this level includes a gracious living/dining room that leads to the chef's eat-in kitchen equipped with all of the best appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele. A terrace off the kitchen leads down to the garden, perfect for those warm New York City evenings when you want to eat outside. This floor includes an elegant powder room, decorative fireplace, and a great size pantry for additional storage.

Third Floor
The massive primary suite with a large sitting area is located on the third floor. Adjacent to the bedroom there is a large marble bathroom with double vanities, a generous walk-in closet, a linen closet, heating lamps, a second washer/dryer and steam shower. The ceilings remain high on this floor.

Fourth Floor
The bright fourth floor is comprised of two secondary bedrooms, two full bathrooms from which one is en-suite, and a beautiful skylight window for additional natural light.

The finished basement is currently being used as extra storage and a gym. The basement is also home to the building's mechanicals.

This wonderful home is located in close proximity to wonderful shopping, restaurants, transportation, Central Park and Riverside Park.
119 West 10th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 21702728
Price: $4,950,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 2,268
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
Step back in time and imagine yourself in this jewel of a house on a lovely Greenwich Village block. One with historic significance, beauty, charm and all that you've imagined in the West Village, past, present and future. The house, built in 1849 for Mr. Samuel Smith by a Mr. Aaron Patchin was built to have ground floor storefronts with residential quarters above. The New York Times records show that in the 1960s and 70s, this row of houses (there are five) along West Tenth Street, was a prime shopping destination for sophisticated housewares, cultured antiques and upscale children's wear. Walking into the house now you'll see a stunning display of elegant wallpaper, drapes, wonderful old sinks and tubs, and a kitchen all from a bygone era. The house is three stories high and as mentioned still continues to have commercial space on the ground floor. Described in a listing from 1974, as a 'charming small townhouse - 3 story brownstone with full cellar - handsome walled garden - 6 rooms, 3 baths - centrally air conditioned - gas heat - heavy duty wiring - brass plumbing' The lot size then and now is 19.2' x 60. Probably the most fascinating thing about this house, is that it was the home of the illustrious chef Mr. James Beard's, Cooking School. As you are well aware, Mr. Beard was not only a chef (known for his quintessential American cuisine), but a cookbook author (more than 20 overall), a teacher and a television personality. In fact, he pioneered television cooking shows, taught at his eponymous school and lectured widely. He is still honored to this day by his Foundation's annual James Beard Awards. Mr. Beard was also very dear friends with Ms. Julia Child (known for her French cuisine and subsequent cooking show). Can you only imagine the stories within these walls? Priced at $4,950,000, this splendiferous home will be delivered vacant and while the interior is of a bygone era, it is now waiting for that next caretaker to make this treasured home into their own. We do hope that you will attend the open house but you may also call, text or email for an appointment. We look forward to sharing more information and accounts of what went on at 119 West Tenth Street.
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