configured as a multi-unit townhouse with an owner’s duplex on the garden and
parlour floors, this park-block home is exceptional. At first sight, one can
appreciate the level of care and attention paid to the recent façade
restoration that highlights gorgeous bay windows and a delicate wrought-iron
terrace on the front of the parlour floor. The interior of the home is just as
appealing with touches of mid-century style, clean lines, soaring ceilings, and
huge windows on all floors. There is also a tranquil garden with mature trees
and a small fountain.
West 87th Street is located steps from one of the most desirable stretches of
Central Park and three major subway lines. Take a morning jog around the
Reservoir or Belvedere Castle. Stroll down to the Museum of Natural History, or
enjoy the collection of great restaurants along Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
This is prime Upper West Side, and, whether you want to live with income or
design the single-family mansion of your dreams, a wealth of possibilities
inside the common lobby, access either the owner’s duplex or ascend the central
stairwell to the apartments on the upper floors. Primarily, the garden level
accommodates the heart of the owner’s duplex. A grand foyer with a
double-height ceiling and wide elliptical staircase is delightful and inviting.
The garden front hosts a gracious sitting room or home office with large
windows allowing in plenty of natural light. Take note of the extra ceiling
height and the expansive feeling it creates throughout the entire townhouse.
Opposite the foyer lies a formal dining room that boasts two sets of French
doors, which open to the rear garden and provide an opportunity for
simultaneous indoor and outdoor entertaining. At the right of the dining room,
pass through a swinging door to the kitchen. Utilizing a galley style layout
for maximum efficiency, the kitchen features butcher block countertops, a
double oven, dishwasher, and under-counter washer and dryer units. There is
also a separate breakfast nook overlooking the garden. A powder room and
walk-in closet are found in the hall between the kitchen and main entrance. A small
elevator that serves only the owner’s duplex is also accessible in the hall.
open layout of the parlour floor celebrates the full twenty-foot width of the townhouse.
The large front living room features cove moldings, a wood burning fireplace,
and three French doors with transoms that open to the street-facing terrace. In
the center of the floor, at the top of the elliptical staircase, sits a wall of
built-in bookshelves and passageway. The rear of the floor is dedicated to the
master suite that includes a commodious bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, separate
dressing area with floor-to-ceiling cedar closets, and bedroom. The master
bedroom is flooded with light from windows overlooking the garden. It also
features a unique interior Juliette balcony that peaks out over the grand
front of the third floor contains a front bedroom with a kitchen and a large
bay window bringing in plenty of light.
rear of the third floor offers a bright one bedroom apartment with a spacious
living space and a separate kitchen.
front of the fourth floor contains a sunny one bedroom and kitchen. The rear of
this floor contains a one bedroom with a terrace.
fifth floor contains a front and rear unit, with each containing plentiful
light and a bedroom connected to a living room.
expansive cellar houses storage areas as well as a separate mechanical room for
the boiler and hot water heater.