This approximately 2,100 square foot, Four Bed, Three Bath is the most unique of opportunities: a beautifully curated and reconfigured Garden Duplex in a Turn-of-The-Century Brownstone off Central Park West. No detail was overlooked in this meticulous combination, restoration and renovation. This pristinely maintained House in the City features everything discerning residents could want in a Pre-War home with modern conveniences. Just a few highlights include: intimate approximately 200 square foot garden with cultivated plantings, extraordinary amount of custom storage and NINE large closets, Pre-War details including restored brick and cobblestone walls, and finely crafted Spa style bathrooms. This spacious gem has so much to offer!The Private entrance ornamented with Italian bronze lion head doorknocker leads you to a foyer perfect for dropping off coats and shoes, where you can then turn on some of the custom lights which are all on dimmers throughout the home. A stunning hallway outfitted with custom carpentry display shelving and storage cabinets is perfect for putting away papers and toys while emphasizing personal mementos and art. Moreover, this hallway creates a telescoping effect throughout the home as it was engineered to allow line-of-sight from the front bedroom windows all the way through to the rear bedroom windows and into the private garden. As you enter the interior, you are welcomed by the expanse of the garden floor with its open kitchen, restored brick walls, wall-to-wall shelving excellent for books, albums and cookware, cozy dining area on one side and flat screen TV on the other side with a decorative fireplace accented with Saturnia granite in the middle of the room.
The intimate garden is perfect for afternoon brunches, evening toasts or just moments to transport your mind from urban life. There are a variety of easy to care for cultivated perennial plantings: Maple Tree, Canadian Ginger, Patriot Hostas, Mouse Ear Hostas, Boston and English Ivy. Additionally, wrought iron garden furniture and storage shed will remain for the tenant. The open Chefs kitchen features stainless steel GE appliances, white marble counters and espresso wood cabinets. On this garden floor are two split bedrooms each with amazing shelves and storage. Both baths on this floor are customized with exposed brick, Saturnia Granite and custom shelving and are well vented. One bath is beautifully tiled with a large rainwater shower and the other bath has a self-cleaning, deep soaking, Kohler heated bubble massage tub which utilizes air jets. Each detail was carefully thought out and executed with precision.
Two of the bedrooms are downstairs rec rooms and quite spacious affording both privacy and room to roam. The King Sized Plus Master bedroom is a peaceful sanctuary with its en-suite bath, excellent closet space and Home Office. The buildings laundry room is on this floor right outside the door. The other downstairs bedroom can also be used as a TV / Play room with extra storage for seasonal items. All together, this home has a remarkable amount of space quite unusual for City living and particularly appealing for the brownstone lifestyle! Remote controlled through the wall air conditioning, custom lighting all on dimmers with LED, custom wood slatted shades for all windows, and sparkling hardwood floors throughout complete the picture of this lovingly combined and curated home.The Park 84 Condominium is a beautifully maintained Turn-of-The-Century brownstone on a residential tree lined block. Right off Central Park, and surrounded by wonderful eateries such as Vin Sur Vingt, Spiga, Caf Lalo, Jacobs Pickles, French Roast, Zabars, Citarella, as well as AMC Movie Theater, Barnes N Noble, The Museum of Natural History and CMoM. Nearby subways: 1 and B/C trains as well as Select Bus Service on 79 th and 86 th Streets. Area schools include PS 9 Sarah Anderson, PS 84, The Center School, Rodeph Shalom (across the street), Trinity, the Dwight School, Columbia Grammar and Prep, Calhoun, Heschel, Trevor Day (Lower School). No pets are preferred but arrangements could be considered on a case by case basis.
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.
With the recent unprecedented rate cut by the Federal Reserve, banks have been inundated with people looking to take advantage of lower interest rates. Because of the overwhelming demand, we have not yet seen a huge reduction in mortgage rates. While we aren’t there yet, it is likely that we will see a dramatic shift in the upcoming months, which raises the question, “What does a 1 point difference in interest rate do for my bottom line?”Read more