Did you ever see a piece of art and feel immediately drawn to it? Well, that’s exactly how we felt the first time we laid eyes on this turn-of-the-century townhouse at 134 West 88th Street. From its beautiful cornice and decorative façade to the lovely planters overflowing with greenery that adorn each window, it sits majestically among its peers on one of the Upper West Side’s most beautiful tree-lined blocks.
And this picture perfect one-bedroom penthouse situated on the building’s top two floors is everything you’d expect – and more. While there’s certainly an abundance of charm in the original exposed brick, wood beamed ceilings, and top-nailed, wide-plank hardwood floors, the home exudes a decidedly modern rustic appeal.
On the first floor, the open and spacious living area is filled with sunlight courtesy of three large bow windows with tree top views. A warm and romantic wood-burning fireplace makes this cozy space even more inviting, and a conveniently located powder room features a stylish and space-spacing sliding door.
Steps away, and perfectly situated for effortless entertaining, the gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, such as a Thermador gas stove, oven & hood range, and an Asko dishwasher. The hand-hammered copper farm sink and custom-made stainless steel and wood cabinetry blend seamlessly with the rest of the main living quarters.
A stainless steel and cable staircase leads you to the extremely peaceful and quiet master suite. The ultimate private oasis, it features custom-made walls of Cedar-lined closet space (yep, the walls double as closets!), as well as a work area with a functional desk and shelves. Lie back on your one-of-a-kind stainless steel and wood California King-size bed, with built-in drawers for extra storage, and take in the night sky through four oversized skylights.
The windowed master bathroom is beautifully tiled and has gorgeous wooden cabinetry, an oversized porcelain sink, a large hand-hammered Copper soaking bathtub with double shower heads, and a solid wood sliding door.
If this list of fantastic features isn’t enough to make this your must-have-dream-come-true new home in New York City, then simply step out onto one of two large and private rooftop terraces to be convinced. Enjoy the fresh air with a morning cup of coffee or an end-of-day cocktail; host an outdoor soiree for your favorite people; even sunbathe – all while appreciating magnificent open views of Manhattan!
And the icing on the cake? This exquisite home is located less than two blocks from Central Park and surrounded by a host of fine dining options. Someone is going to be very lucky indeed.
Photo courtesy of Rutenberg Realty
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side