New York is notorious for its extravagant housing prices. With Wall Street, Broadway, and Madison Square Garden right around the corner, it’s easy to understand why. Even with these high prices, you’ll get a tight squeeze and few amenities. Pay enough though, and you can get the best of both worlds, like this Townhouse recently made available on Sotheby’s.
With 11,300 square feet of living area, seven stories and a prime location, it’s no wonder that this property has reserved the spot for most expensive house on the Upper West Side, going for $27,500,000 (S$37,481,262).
The townhouse is part of the Central Park block on 32 West 76th Street – a hop, skip and a jump away from Central Park itself. In the surrounding area are a plethora of boutique shops, five-star dining spots, museums and world-class schools.
The facade of the building speaks of its 1890s history, with a brownstone exterior and copper clad rounded bay window on two storeys.
Meanwhile the interior features a triple mint renovation that was just completed in 2020, with 6 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms and 3 powder rooms. There is also 2,600 square feet of outdoor space with a loggia on the ground floor, bedroom terraces and a rooftop kitchen-lounge area to soak up the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.
On the parlour level you are met with 80 feet of depth and high ceilings— it’s almost un-New York. Spread across that expanse is also a wet bar, two gas fireplaces, a living room, and a dining table for twenty. Guests are a must with that table and bar.
The garden level situates the kitchen, the breakfast room for more than a dozen guests, a mud room as well as a den.
Other levels that have dens are the two levels of guest bedrooms, each with private terraces and additional dens. Like the primary bedroom, the guest rooms span the entire floor and en suite.
Level 2 holds the Primary suite that features a wet bar, two custom stone-clad double baths and a full width office. The second level also overlooks the treeline, giving it a pleasant view of 76th street.
Expectedly, the townhouse also contains an elevator that stretches from the cellar to the rooftop kitchen.
The cellar contains a full arcade, game room, a temperature controlled wine storage room, a fitness centre and a basketball court with a high ceiling. You may be wondering how this all fits in a cellar. The answer: extensive excavation.
On the rooftop a kitchen with a gas grill is the main feature, but there is also seating for twelve and a self-irrigated garden. Something of a peaceful place to enjoy the views of San Remo and Midtown on a cool summer evening.