Built circa 1900 by architect Theodore E. Thomson, this gorgeous Renaissance Revival style townhouse was gut renovated ten years ago, and restored to its original single family splendor. Six stories plus cellar, the spacious 9000+ sq ft, are elegantly designed and constructed with the finest materials and finishes. With five bedrooms, seven full baths, four half baths, an elevator, a penthouse gym, five outdoor terraces, a landscaped garden, and an 1,800 sq. ft. recreation space in the cellar, this home is a dream for both living and entertaining. Finished by the current owners in 2008, the original home was taken down to the four outside walls and reconstructed of steel and concrete. Installed are multi-zoned Mitsubishi heating and cooling systems, radiant floor heating throughout, Crestron security, Lutron lighting, mahogany stairs and hard wood floors. This state-of-the-art renovation includes thumb-print security system and video surveillance accessible by touch-screens throughout the home. Reproduced period details, such as unusual wide stair banisters with matching newel posts, and muted raised-panel wainscoting, reflect an earlier time in construction and lend a venerable feel to this new-construction home.
323 West 88th Street Layout:
Complete with elevator access, this tremendous lot-sized cellar has been dug-out with 8' ceilings, and is finished as a media/recreation room with half bath, maids room with full bath, mechanicals room, and closets to spare.
The family living floor presents a comfortable family room, half bath, office, and large eat-in chefs kitchen opening onto the landscaped garden. In addition to the Viking stove, Subzero refrigerator drawers and freezers drawers, wine refrigerator, and 2 dishwashers, the kitchen is finished with cherry cabinets and white marble countertops.
Entering up the classic high stoop, a vestibule entrance welcomes into a fabulous 12' ceilinged parlor floor with living room, half bath, enormous dining room and sitting area overlooking the garden. Rich mahogany floors and elegant detailing is introduced and continues throughout the entire home. The gas fireplace and custom built-ins in the front room and the ornate ceiling in the expansive dining room sets the stage for fabulous entertaining.
Directly above the parlor entertaining floor, the Master Suite has a floor to itself. The hallway has classic picture frame detailing, and opens to a handsome sitting room with coffered ceilings, gas fireplace and half bath to the front of the home. The bedroom is located to the rear of the floor with spacious double walk-in closets, a Juliette balcony, and a bright white marble master bath complete with Jacuzzi tub and a two person shower.
Fourth and Fifth Floors:
The fourth and fifth floors above are virtually identical. The sunny bedroom to the front is bathed in south-facing light, with built-in seating at the window, and multiple closets. The large full bath features a tub and vanity. The large bedroom to the rear also has a full bath with tub and vanity, as well as a north facing balcony, and walk-in closet. An immense walk-in closet is located off the hall on both the fourth and fifth floors.
The loft-like penthouse level is currently configured as a home gym. Oak floors, mirrored walls, full bath with large shower and outdoor terrace create a private oasis. Circular outdoor staircase leads to one last terrace on the Penthouse roof, affording sweeping views of the Upper West Side.
No expense spared, this offering is a unique opportunity for the distinguished buyer to own a home carefully crafted with the finest materials. Located on one of the Upper West Side's finest tree-lined park blocks, this townhouse is just steps from Riverside Park, tra