A member of a row of beautiful townhouses one enters 157 from either a front garden or up its impressive front stoop to its front doors and into a beautiful foyer. The garden level, parlor floor, and basement comprise a textured owner's triplex at approximately 2700sf. The garden floor features a warm living room with hearth and working fireplace, and is graced with exposed brick, original hardwood floors, and features French doors which which open to the garden, a central feature of this rare house. Adjacent to the living room there is a garden room which also opens on to the garden. The garden is 17'3 x 28'3 and is beautifully planted featuring architectural relics to enhance its personality. A windowed south facing French country kitchen looking out to the front garden with a tiled fireplace and oak mantle, beautiful hardwood floors, new French basin sink, Thermador wall mounted convection/microwave oven, mint condition cabinetry, butcher block counter tops and an impressive cook hearth with exterior ventilation featuring a new Electrolux 6 burner induction range with full sized oven.
The parlor floor features soaring 11ft ceilings and is comprised of two stunning bedrooms. As a single family home these rooms might become a formal living room and dining room. The primary bedroom over looks the garden through a large picture window, and features a fireplace and a large walk in closet. A beautiful common foyer between the two bedrooms has a renovated bath and the second bedroom is ensconced in original oak paneling, features a stunning fireplace with ornate oak mantle and two large closets. These rooms are magnificent. The finished basement level has two rooms often used as bedrooms, but makes for a great office or exercise space. The smaller of the rooms contains a laundry closet with full sized washer and dryer. The larger room has stone flooring, two large closets and is great for multiple purposes. In the hall one finds a full bathroom, a walk in closet, mechanical room and large storage closet beneath the staircase.
The third floor is a beautifully restored floor through one bedroom one and one half bathroom apartment that can easily be absorbed back into the the main residence. The floor is graced with high ceilings, beautiful natural light from North and South exposures, and stunning fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom. The renovated windowed kitchen is lovely and has leaded glass windowed French doors adding to the living rooms charm. The full bath is in excellent condition clad in subway tile with a shower/tub combination and pedestal sink. The second bath contains a washer dryer combination unit and the south facing king-sized bedroom is large and bright with high ceilings, beautiful windows and tree lined views. This floor easily converts to two bedrooms and two full bathrooms in a single family townhouse residence.
The upper floor currently lays out as a gorgeous studio apartment with a bright south exposure, high ceilings, stunning detail, hardwood floors, fireplace with oak mantle and an open kitchen with dishwasher in excellent condition. The skylit bathroom is lovely and in mint condition. The north facing room has been sectioned off by the seller as an artists studio and boasts a great terrace. The two rooms combine to create an additional floor through one bedroom and one bathroom apartment, or combined into the home as third and fourth bedrooms.
You could not find a more pleasing block than West 82nd Street. It is architecturally pleasing, lined with trees, townhouses, and prewar cooperatives, and offers a wonderful central location. Within moments you can find yourself entering Central Park or enjoying one of the many restaurants or cafes that line both Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. The house just has a special aura that personifies the ideal New York City residence.
Building Features 4 Floors- Units
Listed on Sep 14, 2021
7 Days on Market
6 Beds / 5.5 Baths / - ft²
Total Monthly expenses: -
Maintenance: - / R.E. Taxes $2,882
Exclusively listed with: The Corcoran Group Source: RLS
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