A mint-condition duplex condo nestled a block away from Riverside Park in the landmarked Apthorp building, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is the quintessence of classic Upper West Side luxury and charm. Features of this 4,200 sq. ft. apartment include a Crestron Home Automation System, central air conditioning, a laundry room with a Miele washer/dryer, a windowed staircase, custom closets, and a host of restored original details that include elegant herringbone hardwood and terrazzo-tiled floors, tall arched windows with eastern and western exposure, gorgeous wainscoting, intricate crown molding and ceiling medallions, and a series of chic chandeliers and light fixtures.
Beyond a tasteful entryway space adorned with a powder room, the lower level of the home opens into a central gallery and a formal dining room saturated with natural light. A stately living room/library is adjacent to the dining room and possesses a wood-burning fireplace as well as an array of incredibly detailed woodwork and built-ins. An eat-in kitchen sits across from the dining room and is equipped with a massive island, sleek marble countertops, a marble-tiled backsplash, a pair of sinks, and a comprehensive suite of fully-integrated appliances from Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero.
A grand staircase leads up to a terrazzo-tiled landing with access to all four bedrooms. The master suite boasts a huge walk-in closet and a windowed en-suite bathroom with double sinks, marble-tiled floors, two linen closets, a step-in shower, and a deep soaking tub. The second bedroom has a reach-in closet and a full en-suite bathroom with subway-tiled walls and hexagonal marble-tiled floors. The third and fourth bedrooms each have plenty of closet space and have easy access to a pristine full bathroom.
Built in 1908, The Apthorp is a landmarked luxury condominium located in the heart of the Upper West Side. The building features Italian Renaissance Revival architectural details and a landscaped courtyard and driveway. Amenities include four separate lobby entrances, several full- and part-time doormen, a live-in super, on-site parking, private storage, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, a yoga room, a steam room and sauna, a childrens playroom, and an entertainment suite with a kitchen, a bar, and integrated media. The Apthorop is surrounded by trendy restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, and is close to Riverside and Central Parks, the Hudson River, and the American Museum of Natural History. Nearby subway lines include the 1/C/B/D. Pets are welcome.
Manhattan’s Upper West Side extends from 59th St. to 110th St., west of Central Park and is recognized as a diverse cultural area. Many residents have migrated to this area to enjoy the prewar family-sized apartments, brownstones, walk-ups, and extravagant new condominium buildings. Residents with children will find excellent private schools in this area and will benefit from easy access to both Riverside and Central Park. Culture buffs will be smitten with the proximity to Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, The New York Historical Society and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. There are numerous unique boutiques, specialty food stores, eclectic restaurants, and trendy bars on the Upper West Side.
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