An extraordinary restoration of a flamboyant period house into a dramatic contemporary single family home makes this 22' wide Riverside Drive beauty a must see. Almost 8,000 sq. ft. featuring 10 mansion size rooms, 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms, two full cooks kitchens, 7 wood-burning fireplaces, hi-speed Otis elevator, garden, 4 terraces. There is a flow and dimension to this house rarely seen, even in houses twice the price. The fabulous natural light alone is worth the visit! Plaster walls, 7 zones of HVAC, central vacuum system, a breathtaking oak central atrium stairway. Nearby are Riverside Park, Collegiate Prep, Fairway, Citarella, Zabars and Lincoln Center.
Two bedrooms and two full baths here with direct garden access. First of 2 laundry rooms is here as well. An under the stoop entrance provides additional access and below this floor is a cavernous cellar where the mechanicals are located.
Parlor Floor and Third Floor:
From the ornate carved entrance stoop, imposing iron double doors bespeak privacy but the broad open vestibule beyond says a perfect restoration has taken place. These two floors are an entertainer's dream with reception room flowing into baronial great room, 21' x 27', living room 21' x 19' and dining room. The garden becomes part of this entertaining world through double French glass doors off the great room. Two top-of-the-line kitchens feature granite countertops, stone floors, Viking and Subzero appliances. The stately dining room features a bay window, a magnificent French crystal chandelier, and wood-burning fireplace. The living room has a French crystal chandelier, ornately carved mantle over a wood-burning fireplace and a south-facing bay window with a lovely nook for Hudson River watching.
The master suite includes 20' x 20' bedroom, a terrace, wood burning fireplace , luxurious master bath with separate tub and glass enclosed steam shower. A second bedroom 20' x 16' on this floor also with fireplace, en suite bath and Juliet balcony over the house's front turret.
On the top floor, two more bedrooms 20' x20' and 20' x14', one bath. The front bedroom has a terrace with stone balustrade and views to Riverside Park. The second laundry room is on this floor.
The palatial central stairs continue to the penthouse level. Here are terraces and an outdoor hot tub. The views of the Hudson River are a rare feature for a townhouse.