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This Upper West Side 20’ wide Queen Anne brownstone, eagerly awaits new owners who appreciate its handsome architecture and good bones, but can also envision its limitless potential.
With 5,600 sq ft across five floors, this home holds room for your ideal lifestyle. Upon entry to the parlor floor, a light filled vestibule greets you.The curved rotunda at the front of the house makes for a perfect private office with three windows. The living room boasts 13’ ceilings, a 30’ long custom book wall complete with a library ladder for reaching the upper shelves. The formal dining area is open but framed by an original Michael Rubinstein designed ceiling light fixture and is serviced by a dumb waiter from the kitchen below. There are three glass French doors overlooking the garden and the property’s six birch trees.
Another entrance to the home is through the garden – under the L shaped stoop and through the iron gate. A practical mud room awaits your entry leading to an eat in kitchen with walls of cabinetry, custom storage built-ins and desk, two Miele dishwashers, a five burner Thermador gas cooktop range. The space has ample room for dining and seats up to eight comfortably. Look outside to enjoy the six River Birch trees in the garden, which enchant the space at night with their tlights, and provide shade and privacy in the warmer months into the back of the house during the day. The iron grill work on the three French glass doors are a unique design from Valerie Jaudon. At the front of the garden level is a bedroom with a bath for guests or staff.
Heading back upstairs to the second floor – home to a large bedroom with ensuite bath, and 2 smaller bedrooms with a shared bath, and the second of two laundry rooms for ease and practicality.
The dramatic master bedroom is on the third floor, with a 20′ peaked ceiling, a 6 × 6 skylight and a wall of built-in closets. The master bath offers heated granite floor, glass tile, steam, laundry chute, a luxurious soaking tub, and walk in closet.l. To the rear on this floor is another large bedroom with an ensuite bath.
The penthouse—A light filled atrium with 13′ ceilings, complete with an office/sitting room, kitchenette, powder room, four round 36” porthole windows, a sizable rear terrace at 16 × 20’, and a front terrace rock garden with hose bib.
Beneath these four floors of gracious living, is a cellar; yet another space meticulously finished to enjoy. A recreation room, the first of two laundry rooms with a laundry chute, a 5’ x 14’ cedar closet, 200 sq ft of storage, and 7’ ceilings. Here you will find the Burnham gas fired hot water heating system.
The entire home is filled with original features including the lighting, arched doorways, and porthole penthouse windows. Combine these rare finds with the sprawling, loft-like bedrooms, abundant skylights and soaring ceilings, and you have a unique space that does not come around very often.
In total, there are six bedrooms, a private office, four full baths, three half baths, a 20’x 36’ planted garden and a 19’ x 17’ roof terrace. The garden level eat in kitchen and the family dining area fills the rear of this wide house and connects to the planted garden through three floors to Valerie Jaudon designed French glass doors. There is dumbwaiter service from the garden level kitchen to the parlor level. You need not worry about heating or cooling as there are four zones of HVAC plus heated floors in the kitchen and all baths, as well as a central vacuum system, and laundry rooms on both master and cellar floors. The home’s exterior features a mansard roof, has a striking L-shaped stoop and restored raised masonry details including a wonderful wolf’s head. All of this perfectly situated between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive.
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|Real Estate Tax:||$4,356|
|Size (Approx):||5600 SF|