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.
Grand Townhouse Living at Its Finest Impeccably Restored West 80s 20-Footer
308 West 81st Street
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.
Riverside Park 20-Footer with Amazing Parlour Floor
329 West 88th Street
Delight in soaring ceilings, sun-drenched rooms, and charming original details in this twenty-foot, Riverside Park-block townhouse. The parlour and garden levels host a well-appointed owner’s duplex. Featuring three fireplaces, rich wainscoting, gorgeous border-inlaid floors, country-style eat-in kitchen, and a rustic wood-beamed ceiling in the garden level den, the unit is warm and inviting.
The upper floors contain six, one-bedroom apartments. Each unit has enormous windows and maintains graceful architectural elements while making space for modern amenities. The building is located on a wonderful tree-lined block with undisturbed townhouse rows on both sides, and is just steps from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, dog parks, playground, and great public transportation.
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.
Rare 20-Foot Joseph Taft Townhosue on Riverside Park Block
310 West 89th Street
Revel in the wonderful original details of this impeccably maintained Flemish Revival townhouse. Designed in 1889 by Joseph H. Taft, cousin of the 27th President of the United States, the building is a showpiece of his distinguished architectural style and expertise in combining design and decoration. From exquisite moldings and mantelpieces to intricate pillars, window cornices, and wainscoting, each floor reveals a new historical treasure that makes this a real Upper West Side find. With twenty feet of width, soaring ceilings, and exposed brick throughout, this building is perfectly suited to become a single-family or live-with-income opportunity. It is currently configured as ten free-market units that bring in more than $28,000 per month, including a rear duplex with access to a spacious private garden and patio. Located on the best Riverside Park Block, 310 West 89th Street is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, dog parks, playground, and great public transportation.
Single-Family, Newly Renovated, Near Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
265 West 90th Street
This single-family eighteen-footer is handsome and sunny. Enjoy the benefits of a recent all-inclusive renovation: the plumbing, electrical, boiler, and flooring are all brand-new. With multiple outdoor spaces, seven bedrooms, and eight and a half baths, you’ll enjoy making this townhouse your own. And it’s just a five-minute walk from Riverside Park and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.
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 find elsewhere.
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.
Magical Townhouse for Sale at the Crossroads of the Upper West Side
266 West 71st Street
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Situated on a quiet tree-lined block, 266 West 71st Street embraces the charm of the Victorian Age and is a classic example of distinguished townhouse living. With nearly 3,800 square feet of living space with plentiful FAR to build deeper, it is easily a single-family home, or an owner triplex plus a garden/cellar duplex rental. Bring your contractor or just move in!
From rich wainscoting and custom cabinetry to the stately stairwell, no detail has been overlooked in the architectural artistry and restoration of this gracious home. It also boasts three working fireplaces, leaded stained-glass throughout, luxurious Jacuzzi bathtubs, and a rear parlour terrace that overlooks a serene South-facing garden complete with koi pond. Located at the crossroads of the Upper West Side, this townhouse is on a great block and full of possibilities. Plus, Riverside Park and Central Park are both nearby – an easy walk with or without your happy dog – as well as Lincoln Center, Trader Joe’s, Fairway Market, and the express subways.
Comparables on the Market
Feel free to compare this to similar townhouses on the Upper West Side and bring your offers! Talk to your architect and learn if you can extend an additional 15 feet and still have a generous 30-foot garden. Other owners in the neighborhood have also built partial 5th floors.
Create a Single-Family Home on a Park Block!
49 West 90th Street
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49 West 90thStreet is the needle-in-the-haystack you’ve been looking for: a five-story townhouse with a spacious garden, fully deregulated tenancies, and a Central Park-Block location. Nothing on the market right now has this much potential to become an ideally-located, five-story single-family home. Alternatively, earn free-market income from the existing rental units.
West 90th Street is one of the prettiest tree-lined, Park blocks on the Upper West Side.Columbus Avenue’s shopping and dining are only steps away. Enjoy Central Park in all its beauty, only steps from your door, or access the entire city via nearby 1, 2, 3, B, and C trains.
Rare, Five-Story C.P.H. Gilbert Townhouse with Exceptional Outdoor Gardens
261 West 85th Street
Beaux-Arts architect C. P. H. Gilbert, renowned for his opulent New York mansions and townhouses, created this five-story residence in 1895. From West 85th Street, near the corner of West End Avenue and the neighboring landmarked Clarence True house, you ascend wide front steps and enter under the graceful curve of a limestone façade. All the important original details remain, in mint condition, from the exterior’s artfully-carved façade to the carefully-restored interior wood staircase, windows and fireplaces. The current owners harmoniously added Arts & Crafts style interior design. Practical “tilt and turn” windows are a modern amenity.
A peaceful two-level garden with fountain in the yard, and a two-level roof deck, with fully grown trees, climbing vines, grasses, and flowers, make a natural oasis for relaxing and entertaining. A luxury garden level duplex can be used for substantial rental income, or as an atelier or large home office. And the location is both convenient and beautiful: lush ginkgo trees line the block, while Riverside Park and the subway are mere minutes away.
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