Renovated Park Block Townhouse Treasure
58 West 85th Street
Listing Agent: Louise Phillips Forbes
An Upper West Side treasure. This spacious 5-story renovated townhouse with unique exterior architectural features is rich with original and elegant details. Spanning 18-feet across, the grand and gracious home with high ceilings and large windows boasts approximately 5,985 gross square feet plus over 1,203 gross square feet in the cellar and an additional 980 square feet of outdoor space, including the garden and terraces. Ornate moldings, intricate woodwork, and hardwood floors are found throughout paying homage to its Victorian roots.
The owners occupy a fully renovated four-bedroom/3.5 bath triplex and rent out two fully renovated fair market units on the top two floors: a one-bedroom with a terrace on the fourth floor and a two-bedroom on the fifth. The house is fully equipped with double-pane windows, a four-camera video security system with monitors onsite that are accessible remotely by phones and computers with internet access, and intercom systems in all of the apartments that allow for buzzing people in at the front door.
Features And Amenities
Bright and cheerful, the parlor level makes quite a first impression with soaring ceiling heights of almost 12-feet and large custom mahogany doors. But it's the gorgeous glass wall in the living room that really beckons you inside. It's the highlight of a spacious great room that also features a Juliette balcony, separate dining nook, and wood-burning fireplace with a triple-insulated flue and the original mantle, fully-restored, boasting intricate wood details. Enveloped by treetop views through giant picture windows with the original mahogany shutters, the large eat-in kitchen with terracotta tile floor and striking stone counter tops has an abundance of cabinets and high-end appliances, including a duel fuel (gas on top/electric below) Thermador oven with grill that is vented out to an extractor fan on the roof. A focal point of the triplex is the masterfully crafted staircase featuring hand-carved mahogany wood banisters. It is stunning! The third floor reveals three bedrooms, including the master suite. Facing north with peaceful treetop views, the master bedroom contains several large closets, one of which is a walk-in, and an en-suite bathroom with a steam shower.
Both the parlor level and third floor have central air while the garden level has thru-wall units. Warm and inviting, the garden level contains the fourth bedroom, full bathroom, laundry room, and over-sized den/media room with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to a landscaped garden. A sublime retreat, the garden, complete with brick pavers and a natural gas line connected to the bar-b-que grill, is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. You will really appreciate the solitude with nature that this private oasis provides. It even has an automatic plant watering system that covers the entire backyard.
Other notable features in the triplex include: an internal vacuum system, an alarm system with key pad controls on all three floors, and Lux brand wifi enabled thermostats controlling heat and central A/C, allowing control from apps and computers including a geo- fencing feature. Floors four and five contain the two sizable and fully renovated fair market rental apartments, a one-bedroom with a terrace and a two-bedroom respectively. Pictures of these apartments are online with the listing. Situated on a picturesque, tree-lined street, this gem of a home is less than one block from Central Park, multiple subway lines, and the crosstown bus. It is convenient to fine restaurants, charming cafes, fashion boutiques, grocery stores, parking, and the American Museum of Natural History. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to buy more for less in today's market by purchasing this income-producing property and beginning your future. After all, your home is the base upon which the rest of your life is built.
Sq Ft: 5,985
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Townhouse
Location Type: Downtown