248 West 71st Street - Upper West Side, New York
248 West 71st Street is a 20' wide, single-family, elevator townhouse designed in 1892 by noted architects Thom and Wilson. Located on a beautiful tree-lined street, this Renaissance Revival style home features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a home office, library, unfinished basement, and two fireplaces. Significant historical elements remain including original shutters, stained glass windows, banisters and millwork, full core doors adorned with original hardware, unique ceiling and baseboard moldings. Outstanding ceiling heights range from over 10Ãâ to 12' throughout the house. A 20Ãâ x 25Ãâ South facing garden is accessible from both the ground and parlor floors and is surrounded by lush neighboring gardens. The house is in need of a renovation with exception to the electrical, plumbing and HVAC, which have been updated. A historical photo from the city's municipal archives show an original front stoop if a buyer wishes to resurrect it.
GARDEN FLOOR:The wide entry foyer leads into the flexible floor plan currently arranged with a front home office and rear 16Ãâ x 18Ãâ den. A service kitchen in the rear extension exits to the garden. This rear room could be used as a den/media room or function as a private guest suite.
PARLOR FLOOR:The graciously proportioned parlor floor boasts 12' ceilings and nearly 1200 SF of living and dining space. The perfectly square open layout features a wood-burning fireplace and oversized windows overlooking charming, tree-lined 71st Street. A large kitchen is open to a cozy breakfast nook centered around an original stained glass window. The formal dining area is set against an oversized French door leading to a breakfast terrace. From the terrace there is stairway down to access the garden.
THIRD FLOOR:The handsome original staircase leads to the South facing master suite outfitted with a five fixture master bathroom, large walk in closet with dressing area and a decorative fireplace. Across the sunlit hallway is an equally large second bedroom with a curved bay window and an en suite bathroom.
FOURTH FLOOR:An oversized bedroom with a windowed en suite bathroom, two secondary bedrooms, a shared hallway bathroom and an additional interior room with a skylight which could function as storage, a home office or a small guest suite.
This extraordinary home is a rare opportunity to restore and custom renovate a 20-foot wide historic townhouse with existing period details and an elevator. Ideally located in the prime West-End Collegiate historic district, between West End Avenue and Broadway, an architect can be consulted for information on any additional FAR. Moments from neighborhood highlights including Riverside Park, Lincoln Center, Trader Joes, Citarella and express transportation.
This listing courtesy of Urban Compass, Inc.