Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gilded Age Townhouse offers three terraces and two gardens

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location: Upper West Side, Manhattan

price: $11.95 million

This five-story 1892 townhouse is located in the heart of…

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The Upper West Side just came off a top-to-bottom gut renovation that included a new upper floor, elevator, new foundation, and new structural steel joists and beams on each floor.

The five-bedroom Renaissance Revival home on West 71st Street also has a wealth of private outdoor spaces, including a 600-square-foot back garden, a rooftop terrace, a front garden with a birch tree, and large terraces on the fourth and fifth floors. Floors.

“One of the things that stands out when you walk into the house is the light,” said listing agent Annie Sion Gruenberger of Coldwell Banker Warburg. “A lot of houses look dark. This house is bright and bright and clean, and everything is brand new. It’s never been lived in.”

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It was a four-family townhouse when the developer bought it in 2018. The renovation took about two and a half years, she said.

“Everything is beautifully done, and it’s new and modern, but not sleek,” Gruenberger said. “It’s not Miami. You always know you’re in an antebellum house.”

Upgrades behind the walls include new structural steel columns extending from the basement to the roof, new water and fire insulation, new energy-efficient Marvin windows throughout, new roofs, and new plumbing, electrical, security and mechanical systems, according to the listing. .

As part of the rehab, the developer excavated the basement so that the ceilings in the basement are about 8 feet high, Gruenberger said.

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The garden floor contains a gallery and entertainment room with a glass staircase and Italian crystal pendants, according to the listing. The eat-in kitchen on this ground floor offers Italian cabinetry, radiant heat floors, large windows overlooking the garden, and professional-grade appliances including two full-size refrigerators, a wine cooler, a six-burner gas stove, and a grill. Microwave and dishwashers.

The upstairs parlor level has a dining room with a Juliet balcony, a living room and a home office that could easily be converted into a catering kitchen, according to the listing.

The third floor features two en-suite bedrooms, including the master suite which features bright natural light, a Juliet balcony with double doors, and a bathroom with large windows, Italian finishes, radiant heat floors, and a walk-in closet.

There are two additional en-suite bedrooms on the fourth floor, including one with a balcony that could serve as a second master suite, Grunberger said.

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The new fifth floor has another bedroom, a full bathroom and a media room with a wet bar that opens to a terrace with a barbecue, according to the listing.

A flight of stairs from this level leads to a rooftop terrace that has great views of the city, Gruenberger said. “You’re not looking at any walls.”

“It’s kind of like home for all the reasons,” she added. “You can host an elegant formal dinner party in the dining room, or you can spend time in the kitchen enjoying a barbecue.”


The 7,137-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms.

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Amenities include an elevator, gym, rooftop terrace, front garden, large terraces on the fourth and fifth floors, and a south-facing garden with privacy walls, planters, irrigation, lighting, and a barbecue room.

Neighborhood notes

The cottage is located on the Upper West Side, in the West End Collegiate Historic District, according to the listing. Nearby attractions include Riverside Park, Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Natural History Museum, good grocery shopping at Fairway, Trader Joe’s, Citarella and Zabar’s.

Agents: Annie Sion Gruenberger, Kate Woolman Mahan, and Coldwell Banker Warburg

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