BEYOND MINT! The owners of this 8,000 sq ft single family home have created one of the finest contemporary townhomes on the Upper West Side. This home has received national designation as a Platinum Certified LEED Home and Passive Energy Certification, possibly the first in Manhattan to be so awarded. Built with six floors and a finished cellar, the home offers six bedrooms plus several activity rooms designed for yoga, meditation, exercise and crafts. The design and construction decisions were a collaboration between the extremely knowledgeable owners, Baxt/Ingui Architects, arguably the best NYC LEED and Passive home builders, and Robert Taffera Inc., renowned and discerning builders of brownstone homes. The result at 25 West 88th Street is a masterpiece of design, detail, energy savings, quality of life and environment which the new owners will benefit from for years to come.
25 West 88th Street Features Completely new construction within exterior structural walls allowed for the highest quality and state-of-the-art execution of every detail High speed elevator (100 ft/sec) stops at all seven levels, including cellar and penthouse Large eat-in chef's kitchen outfitted with Gaggenau, Wolf, SubZero and Miele appliances 42" Wolf barbeque grill with dedicated gas line in backyard 500 bottle wine cellar Penthouse terrace has outdoor gas fireplace Upper floor kitchenette for guests and penthouse entertaining Built-in speakers throughout house and outdoor areas are connected to a central audio/video server controlled by iPads and iPhones Bathrooms throughout house appointed with Waterworks fixtures Steam shower adjacent to studio appointed for yoga, dance, art and entertainment EcoSmart Ethanol fireplaces provide instant, odor-free fires requiring no clean up CAT6 wiring for all telephone, television, computer and entertainment systems to all interior rooms Lutron Homeworks System control of all lighting and window shades allows for automatic on/off/ dimming to match owner schedules and remote control access from iPhones and iPads Security motion detectors, video cameras and alerts with remote control via iPhone or iPads Irrigated planting terraces and green roof prepared for deep bed gardening (up to 100 lb live load) Planted garden, auto watering, rock sculptures, Koi Pond with year round water circulation system Custom outdoor fencing and benches made from recycled Coney Island boardwalk
Superior Climate & Energy Management
Crestron control of HVAC coupled with superior insulation creates draft-free, equalized temperatures throughout the entire house for remarkable year-round comfort Zola tilt-and-turn European-designed triple pane glass windows create noticeably quieter, more relaxing environment Continuous hospital grade (HEPA 13) air filters and plasma ionizers create superior air quality by eliminating all microbes, odors and other contaminants Tensui System's triple filtration of water supply completely eliminates all microbes, toxins and unwanted metals from drinking, cooking and cleaning water throughout the house Whole house humidification system provides health benefits and superior care for possessions Back-up gas fired electric generator protects against electric grid brown-outs and black-outs Solar panels provide up to 5KV of energy generation Superior insulation, windows/doors, LED lighting and energy generation result in 75% energy savings
Other LEED/Sustainability Features During Construction
Commitment to local sourcing of most woods and other materials Sustainable forestry practices for all tropical/exotic woods Recycling of on-site materials, minimized construction waste and best waste management practices All surface coatings (paints, waxes and lacquers) have no/low volatile organic compounds to avoid human contact with potential toxins