After being “restored to a level of museum polish that goes well beyond a house-tour gloss” (according to The New York Times) and setting the record in 1996 for the highest price on the Upper West Side, this one-of-a-kind, dazzling mansion is back on the market. Immaculately maintained, the six-bedroom, six and a half-bath townhouse has retained the gorgeous original details that infuse every corner, while augmenting them with opulence by Jonathan Rosen Interiors.
From the moment you ascend the stoop and see the granite and terra-cotta façade, you can tell that this is a special house. Architects Hugh Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich faced the garden and parlour floors in “peachy-pinky” rough-cut carved granite, and the top three floors in pale golden iron spot brick and terra cotta. Elaborate wrought iron ornamentation crowns the front door. In the terra cotta surrounds of the third floor windows, keystones shaped like armored knights can be seen. The splayed lintels of the fourth floor windows are complemented by scallop shells at either end of the sills. And the fifth floor continues the theme, with huge terra cotta shells filling the arches of the windows; smaller scallop shells flank the fifth floor façade and adorn the terra cotta cornice. Winged cherubs hold up the iron spot brick pillars that frame the cornice.
In the entry way, you can see the beginning of the original woodwork that defines so much of this home. In fact, 95% of the woodwork in this building is original. A 400-pound original door, hidden in the wall at first glance, can be closed behind the wood and glass front door, or left flush against the wall for extra light. And that’s just the beginning.
Create 21'-Wide Single-Family Mansion on Prime West 70s Block
140 West 75th Street
140 West 75th Street is ready to become
one of this city's premier residences.
Its whopping 21 feet of width earns it a place among the most
sought-after townhouses in Manhattan. It
already boasts 6,926 interior square feet, not counting the cellar level. There is enough remaining FAR to build
approximately 3,400 additional square feet, according to PropertyShark, pending
zoning and historic district regulations.
Consult your architect. The
approximately 600-square-foot, south-facing garden is to die for. The moment you step outside you are sure to
fall in love. Best of all, the house is
fully renovation-ready. Appropriate
paperwork to vacate the house has been obtained by the current owner. It can be delivered vacant, allowing you to
start plans for construction almost immediately.
This is your opportunity to join the
elite club of Upper West Side single-family elevator townhouse owners, by
investing only a fraction of what you would pay for a finished home of this
caliber. Finished homes of this width on
the Upper West Side have consistently tickled the $20 million mark. These West 70s blocks have proven especially
valuable. Here on West 75th Street, number
22 sold for $18,850,000 - a house that was the same width as 140 West 75th
Street. 26 West 76th Street and 47 West
70th Street both sold for over $19 million when finished, and 47 West 70th
Street was a foot narrower than 140 West 75th Street. Market indications confirm that this home has
the potential for a similar sale price, once it is fully finished as a deluxe
elevator single-family mansion.
Investors know that even if you invest $3.5 million in a deluxe
renovation, you will still be positioned to potentially make millions upon
20'-Wide Townhouse in Prime West 70s - Create Your Dream Single-Family
144 West 73rd Street
the center of a row of historic, single-family homes, 144 West 73rd Street is a
20'-wide, five-story townhouse ready to be renovated into your deluxe,
single-family elevator mansion. This classic, Queen Anne brownstone can be delivered
vacant. Bring your architect, and get
started right away. Stop just dreaming
of owning a single-family mansion on Manhattan's coveted West 70s, and start
designing your custom home!
single-family elevator townhouses nearby have broken price records over the
past few years. The West 70s, in particular, have proven themselves to top the
category of "location, location, location." Finished homes on these blocks, including 22
West 75th Street, 47 West 70th Street, and 26 West 76th Street, all grazed the
$20 million mark in the past few years. 144 West 73rd Street is poised to be
next on that list. Since there is potential
for a sale price near $20 million, even after a $3.5 million luxury renovation,
still be positioned to potentially make millions upon resale.
Your Dream Townhouse Ready in Months Instead of Years
154 West 73rd Street
Instead of starting from scratch, cut to the fun part. Want a soaking tub? An elevator? A huge walk-in closet? The custom kitchen of your dreams? This townhouse can be delivered to you with those details already taken care of. This fully renovated 20-footer with South garden near Lincoln Center is bursting with readiness for your vision! All the fundamentals that usually take years are already in place for you. Owner will consider additional customization for you with the same careful thoroughness that resulted in these gorgeous radiant heat floors, passive house insulation, fresh air ventilation system, ultra clean water, and amazing outdoor spaces. You’ll notice the attention to detail the minute you take off your shoes and feel the radiant warmth from these gorgeous floors. Leveled during the renovation, this stained quartersawn white oak floor with radiant sub-floor heating system provides luxurious underfoot heat throughout the house. This parlour floor has an amazing open feel that is almost loft-like. Between the tall ceilings and ability to see all the way to the back of the building, this is a perfect space for entertaining. Plentiful light, fresh air, and warmth flow through every floor. Original woodwork can be found throughout the house, including mirrors, wainscoting and stair banisters, which were all meticulously stripped to remove the old leaded varnish. The new stairs are sturdier and wider than most townhouse staircases, but retain the same look due to the original banisters, newels, and posts. The attention to detail even includes the custom doors: the colorful doorknobs have been wrought from beautiful gemstones and minerals.
Convert this extra-wide neo-Georgian mansion to the single-family home of your dreams, or move into the luxurious owner’s unit and collect rental income! High ceilings and majestic sweeping space, rare for a townhouse, define this secluded home. Located a short walk from Lincoln Center, this cul-de-sac block provides privacy as well as the advantages of a side street populated with turn-of-the-century townhouses. Designed by George Keister, an architect famous for such New York landmarks as the Apollo Theater, the Beaux-Arts style Belasco Theater, and the American Airlines Theater (Roundabout). He also designed the McAlpin-Miller House, which was purchased by the Carnegie family and is now part of the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design.
Beaux Arts Elevator Townhouse with Breathtaking Double Height Ceiling
103 East 91st Street
This gorgeous Beaux Arts townhouse in Carnegie Hill is truly one-of-a-kind. From the moment you enter, the scope of the double height living room takes your breath away. The ceiling in the entryway is impossibly high, and you can see more than eighty feet back, all the way to the garden. Original wood-burning fireplaces, charming round nautical windows, and stunning mahogany woodwork permeate this unique home. With the amount of sunlight that comes in on a sunny day, between the copious windows and the four skylights on the top floor, you’ll think you left the lights on.
This house was owned in the 1950s by Patrick Dennis (also known as Edward Everett Tanner III), creator of Auntie Mame. Many of his decorative flourishes have survived to the present, and great care has been taken to create convenience for the 21st-century owner: every floor has an audio/visual intercom, and central air conditioning has been installed, with three zones. There are two different outdoor spaces, both with their own lighting and irrigation. And the Carnegie Hill location simply cannot be beat; it’s just one house off the corner of Park Avenue, a brisk seven-minute walk from Central Park and Museum Mile.
20’ Townhouse on Best Riverside Block
308 West 78th Street
This 20’ townhouse sits on a gorgeous Riverside Park block.The brand-new, owner’s south garden triplex is an expansive space with sky-high ceilings and crisp, contemporary finishes.The entire unit was gut renovated in 2011, enlarging the square footage and reinforcing this historic home with steel beam studs designed to last another hundred years.Now this townhouse is a turn-key, live-with-income opportunity in a coveted Upper West Side location.
Rental income makes this property a best buy!
Carnegie Hill Single-Family with South Garden
134 East 95th Street
This sun-flooded, single-family brownstone offers all the elements you’ve
been looking for. Enjoy five generous
bedrooms, a renovated kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, plenty of
glass, and a sun-drenched, 50-foot south garden. Original details abound:
woodwork, arched and bay windows, wood burning fireplaces, and exposed brick
beautify every floor. From the historic
stoop to the romantic library, this home offers character and charm you won’t
East 95th Street is one of the prettiest tree-lined blocks in
Carnegie Hill. Its picturesque townhouse
facades were featured in The New York
Times. Stroll in Central Park, or admire the arts on Museum Mile. Elite
schools, including Brick Church and Dalton, are an easy walk from your door. Transportation is a breeze thanks to buses,
subways, and the best access on the Upper East Side to LaGuardia airport.
Immaculate Single-Family Townhouse!
296 West 92nd Street
Flawlessly renovated and built extra deep, 296 West 92nd Street is the single-family townhouse you’ve always wanted.It is a rare find: a Manhattan home with all the bedrooms, bathrooms, living spaces, and walk-in closets you could want.Warm and bright, with shining hardwood throughout and colorful decorative fireplaces in every room, this townhouse also has state-of-the-art appliances, five renovated full baths, and three spacious terraces.Proximity to Riverside Park, dining, shopping, transportation, and excellent schools make this townhouse the ideal buy.Move in immediately and make this home your own.
Owner’s Garden Duplex or make your own Quadruplex
323 West 101st Street
From the minute you step into the parlour floor, with its shining, deep red Brazilian Cherry wood floors, the warm elegance of this 20’-wide townhouse strikes you. Such space and openness is a rare treat in Manhattan. Create a dazzling owner’s quadruplex, or move into the owner’s duplex and collect rental income from the top two floors. You’ll find charm and beauty on every floor, from the cheery, well-kept garden to the original decorative fireplaces throughout the building—all while living just half a block from Riverside Park.
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