This expansive view of the Hudson River from a mansion-scale townhouse is completely unique. It is as close as a Manhattanite can come to living in a European castle. The gorgeously carved French Renaissance Revival limestone façade, with its ornate ornamentation including gargoyles, scallop shells and cherubs, is just the beginning. The stunning details and scope of this riverfront home have to be seen to be believed. Once inside, you will be awestruck by the thirty-seven feet of panoramic river views, exquisite moldings, coffered ceilings, marble fireplaces, multiple outdoor spaces, radiant light from the front and rear bay windows, and more. With soaring ceilings and width you won’t find in any other Manhattan townhouse, this is the perfect home for an art aficionado with contemporary pieces that simply won’t fit in any other home. Make this modern-day castle your artistic sanctuary. This elevator townhouse also offers a perfect view of the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument, which celebrates her work as a humanitarian and activist. It was dedicated in 1996 in the presence of then-First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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.
Newly Renovated Eco-Townhouse with Elevator on Prime Park Block
53 West 71st Street
This sunny and stunning single-family home will dazzle you with its openness and luxury. Tall windows flood every floor with sunlight, and a double-height ceiling on the garden floor makes a striking impression. With four different outdoor spaces and a coveted location, this is a home that will bring you endless delight.
Baxt/Ingui, premier residential architects, are currently giving this home a breathtaking brand-new renovation, which will give this house not only new splendor, but state-of-the-art systems. This is a “passive house,” which means it has been completely sealed against drafts. As a result, you have an ultra-efficient, ecologically sound home which takes less energy and money to keep warm, while keeping out noise and pests. A sophisticated ventilation system tempers the fresh air that constantly flows into the house. Triple-glazed windows are “passive house” certified and landmark approved, preserving both warmth and elegance.
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 resale.
20'-Wide Townhouse in Prime West 70s - Create Your Dream Single-Family
144 West 73rd Street
Situated at 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!
Finished, 20-foot, 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, you will still be positioned to potentially make millions upon resale.
23 West 69th Street
On a tree-lined street just steps away from Central Park, this vacant “white box” twenty-footer is ready for your vision. The best and brightest architects will vie for the opportunity to design a single family mansion at this prestigious address. Choose to create your single family home now, or enjoy nearly $400,000 in annual rental income until you are ready to renovate. Owners are discussing architectural designs to create a single family residence.
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.
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.
Vacant 25-Foot Clarence True with Original Details
311 West 91st Street
Enjoy the soaring ceilings, extravagant width, and original details of this lovely Clarence True original. Original details permeate the building, with exposed brick, fireplaces on each floor, a Juliet balcony, and original oak paneling throughout. This home is situated on a lovely townhouse block; Clarence True designed the entire block. The unique top duplex features a dramatic double-height ceiling and splendid light. With twenty-five feet of width, a sizable garden, and great bones, this building is perfectly suited to become a single-family or live-with-income opportunity. It is currently configured as three units: a floor-through garden apartment and two luxury duplexes. Bring your contractor. Building will be delivered vacant.
High Rent Roll from Co-Working Office Rentals, or Live/Work
21 Downing Street
A unique investment opportunity on a serene block in the heart of the West Village. With office units for rent on the ground floor and three one-bedroom apartments upstairs, the opportunity is here to collect a rent roll of nearly $400,000 annually – that’s a 4.34% return.
Or, convert the upper floors to a spectacular owner’s triplex and take advantage of a live/work situation. A recent and thorough renovation has given this building crisp, clean lines on every floor. With exposed brick and ceilings, laundry in every apartment, brand new mechanicals, and gorgeous hardwood floors, you’ll find an exciting blend of old and new in this unusual brownstone. And just around the corner is the cultural mecca of Greenwich Village; you are mere minutes away from West 4th Street, Macdougal Street, and Houston Street.
All of the building, with the exception of the third floor apartment, is occupied by the owner’s business or family and can be delivered vacant at closing. The third floor apartment has a lease that expires September 30, 2016.
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