Property Detail

Location: Upper West Side
NET#: 420838
Status: Sold
Type: COOP
Style: Pre-War
Rooms: 8.0
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.0
Outdoor S.: Terrace
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257 West 86th Street
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This unique Penthouse duplex offers the ultimate in sophisticated New York living. Located in the heart of the Upper West Side in a circa 1904 architectural gem, the residence boasts proximity to convenient transportation, boutique shopping, and fine dining. THE PUBLIC ROOMS: The brilliantly designed home offers a most gracious layout, perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying the pleasures and comforts of home. Off the entry foyer are a mini-bar with wine storage and a powder room made with the finest materials of Venetian plaster and gold-flecked Saint Laurent marble. The soaring ceilings in the living room offer a volume rarely found in apartment living. With its double height north facing windows, originally designed for the many artists the building attracted, plus a magnificent wood burning fireplace, unique Lazure glazed walls, lighting with theatrical wall washers, and a grand chandelier-- the living room is an absolute show stopper. The library/family room is entered through two separate sets of pocket doors. Sun pours through the south facing two-paned double gasket sound proofing windows which are specially treated for UV light protection. Suede painted ceilings and hand painted stencil designs around the window seat create a feeling of warmth and comfort. The dining room, large enough to seat almost any extended family, is open to the kitchen for informal living. Hidden shutters offer the option of separating the dining room and kitchen for more formal entertaining. In the kitchen outstanding appointments include marble counters, pillowed French limestone floors, four walls of maple storage cabinetry, coffered ceilings, a washer/dryer, and an expansive utility closet. Top of the line appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, a Thermador gas range and oven, plus a second oven/microwave, a Subzero refrigerator, a double Franke sink, and a water filtration system. THE BEDROOMS: Off the staircase landing on the second floor are an upstairs storage room, and endless closets with original cabinetry and drawers. Initially designed with three upstairs bedrooms, the reconfigured layout consists of two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The upstairs third bedroom was turned into the most luxurious master bathroom with blue marble counters, hand painted Italian tiles, a Venetian plaster wall, a double sink, a Jacuzzi, and a spacious shower. The large master bedroom features Venetian plaster walls, extensive closets, and a romantic balcony with shutters overlooking the double height living room. In addition to the two upstairs bedrooms, a third bedroom downstairs functions perfectly as either a guest bedroom or a large home office. THE OUTDOOR SPACE: The huge planted private terrace off the main level doubles the entertaining space of the home. The space is fully equipped with outdoor lighting, sound, and an automatic sprinkler system. The second smaller balcony off the upper level adds to the landscaping possibilities. OTHER AMENITIES: Music circulates throughout the home courtesy of a multi room sound system. The Penthouse is cooled by a two-zoned 5 ton central air conditioning unit and powered by a brand new state-of-the-art electrical system. This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of Manhattan's finest properties.

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Marlene S. Hartstein
Licensed Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Warburg Realty Partnership
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