Perched atop a historic Neo-Georgian mansion just steps from Central Park, this picturesque two-bedroom penthouse and its coveted south-facing terrace recently underwent a meticulous renovation. The home was painstakingly redesigned by Gramercy Design to utilize every square inch, replicate original and period moldings, and seamlessly integrate modern conveniences. All of the windows are new in-swing French casements, and the white oak floors are in a classic herringbone pattern.
One enters the penthouse via a private key-locked elevator, which opens to an elegant gallery leading to the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas. The state-of-the-art kitchen boasts 18-foot ceilings with a skylight, Lumix quartzite countertops, cleverly concealed cabinetry, appliances from Miele and a 30-inch electric range. A perfect space for entertaining, the light-filled living room features an ethanol fireplace and opens to the terrace: an outdoor oasis offering indoor-outdoor living, dining space for up to 8, a kitchen, areas for lounging, integrated lighting, audio, and irrigation, and views of the area's landmarks, including the Dakota and the San Remo.
In the home's private wing, the sunlit master suite features a skylight with electric shades, a walk-in closet, and bath with a freestanding tub and stylish hardware from Waterworks and Barber Wilsons. The well-proportioned second bedroom is accompanied by a full bath clad in Aurora Blue marble. Among other highlights are Daikin 3-zone central air, heated floors in every bathroom, and a Miele washer and dryer. Private storage conveys with the home.
Step back in time at 18 West 74th St. Featuring a grand entrance, original sweeping staircase, and intimate elevator - relics of a bygone era - the building dates to 1904 and was among the last private homes constructed on the Upper West Side. Today, it is a discreet 5-residence co-op near the city's finest shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. 40% financing allowed. Sorry, no dogs.