In the middle of an undisturbed row of pristine townhouses sits the most gorgeous one of all - 308 West 81st Street. The level of care and detail work that went into the restoration of the façade, stoop, and interior of this 20-foot home is second to none.
From elaborate woodwork and original chandeliers to five working fireplaces and rooms flooded with light, grandeur abounds. Moreover, the design from room to room is superb as every floor has access to an outdoor space. Currently configured as four units including an owner’s triplex, garden level studio, two-bedroom floor-through apartment, and penthouse duplex, this townhouse also has great single-family potential. To round out this stunning home, a multi-level garden serves as a private oasis. A perfect balance of stone, sky, and shade, it’s the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Owner’s Triplex Parlour Floor:
A classic floor for greeting and entertaining guests as they are ushered into the foyer to behold a tall mirror with an elaborate woodwork frame and grand stairwell. Pass through large pocket doors to the front living room that has incredible ceiling height and a beautifully restored mahogany mantelpiece as well as ornately carved cornices and trim.
The doorway at the rear of the living room leads to the sun-drenched formal dining room, with flawless floors, and another pristine oak fireplace. Beyond the dining room lies a stylish kitchen with double height cabinetry, copper countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. A powder room is also located on this floor.
Owner’s Triplex Garden Floor:
From the parlour floor kitchen, descend a spiral staircase to the rear garden level home office and sunroom. With a heated tile floor, it’s easy to imagine taking advantage of this gorgeous room in all seasons while overlooking the private South-facing garden. Adjacent to the sunroom is a large master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden, tons of closet space, and a private master bathroom.
Separate from the triplex is a studio apartment at the front of the garden floor. This handsome unit features the same detailed woodworking as the parlour floor, a working fireplace, kitchenette with soapstone counters, and a renovated full bathroom.
Owner’s Triplex Cellar:
The fully finished cellar completes the triplex with a wonderful recreation room reminiscent of an old-world grotto. From an exposed stone wall to a private wine cellar and another sunroom with sliding doors that allow access to the lower level garden, this level of the townhouse is guaranteed to be a hub of activity.
The cellar also contains two full baths and a front office or storage area. There is a common laundry and utility room as well as a separate boiler room at the front of the floor.
This floor contains a two-bedroom floor-through apartment with rear terrace.
Fourth and Fifth Floors:
Climb to the fourth floor and enter the Penthouse Duplex. The fourth floor living area features a gorgeous exposed brick fireplace crowned with an oak mantelpiece and three large windows that allow light to pour in. The spacious center kitchen has a pass-through window, granite countertops, and standard-size appliances including a dishwasher. The rear of the fourth floor contains two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The top floor has another living room or home office space with a skylight, second full bathroom, and sliding doors that lead to an amazing multi-level deck that spans the entire roof and has river views.