|66 West 87th Street
WEB ID# 624647
Perfect Park Block Single Family Townhouse with stunning blend of gorgeous Downton Abbey level detail with luxurious modern finishings, ready for immediate move in!
Once home to NYC political luminaries and foreign ambassadors, 66 West 87th Street is a beautiful 1895 Clarence True designed Jacobean Revival home. The trademark grand central staircase allows wide landings and mansion-like full width rooms front and back on all levels. The layout allows for both grand entertaining and intimate gatherings, and easily accommodates both classically elegant or more modern/transitional dÃ©cor.
1st Floor: Grand 19x11 reception gallery with museum quality woodwork, welcoming fireplace, and separate seating nook. The southern wing features an immense @ 26x15 state of the art Chef's kitchen, with Wolf double oven, 5 burner stove-top range, professional hood, Sub Zero refrigerator, white Caesarstone counters, center work island with sink, plus a separate dining area big enough to seat 8 and an extra home office zone. French doors lead to the 37x16 professionally landscaped garden, perfect for barbecuing, relaxing, or entertaining. Off the kitchen is a full laundry room and 1/2 bath, along with bonus sink, storage, and second garden entrance. There is an additional service entrance at the front.
2nd Floor: The second floor opens to an elegant 15x10 landing, graced by a full wall mural by famed artist Valentino Cortazar. Period pocket doors open to the elegant living room with bay windows, 11' ceilings, gas fireplace ,and original plaster trim in impeccable condition. The dining room can host your largest party under its canopy of beams and wood wainscoting. There is a bonus butler's pantry with dishwasher, sink, refrigerator, and 1/2 bath, and a private back stairway to the kitchen.
3rd Floor: To the north is a fine 21â€™ den lined with warm wood bookshelves to match the detail of the fireplace mantle. To the south lies the private master bedroom, featuring a luxurious brand new modern white bath en-suite with glass stall shower, free-standing "egg" soaking tub, dual sink vanity in white Calacatta marble, Toto toilet, and its own gas fireplace. A tremendous 14â€™ walk in closet hides behind pocket doors.
4th Floor Two generously proportioned bedrooms, each @ 17x 15, plus new white marble shared bath, and a bonus wardrobe/dressing area. The southern bedroom also has direct access to a private roof deck overlooking the garden, and the stained glass skylight brings sunlight to the hall.
5th Floor: 21.6x14.6 bonus bedroom, with huge storage closet and private bath. Basement Level: The finished basement is and additional 1088sf, and has a @ 29 x 13.7 main room perfect for home gym/office/hangout, plus a 13.5x8.7 windowed bonus room for guests, full bath, private sauna, and separate utility room.
Utilities: This home has gas fired steam heat throughout, central air on the lower floors, plus window/wall a/cs in the upstairs bedrooms. And with over 16,000+ sf of buildable square footage, options abound to expand this house (within Landmark guidelines). Please note: Chandeliers excluded from sale.Â Some photos virtually re-decorated.