$18M Beaux-Arts mansion is an Upper West Side architectural icon with Dakota views

Posted On Fri, July 12, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, July 12, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, More Top Stories, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty.

On the market for the first time in over 60 years, asking $17.995 million, this 20-foot-wide Beaux-Arts mansion stands among the most desirable blocks of the Upper West Side. Designed by the architectural firm Welch, Smith and Provot–the firm also designed the Duke-Semans Mansion on Fifth Avenue later owned by Carlos Slim–the six-story, 9,575-square-foot home at 5 West 73rd Street is one of the neighborhood’s most architecturally significant houses; among its most compelling features are iconic views of  another Upper West Side classic, the Dakota.

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

The home’s exceptional facade of red brick and pale limestone is a classic combination. Its copper-sheathed mansard roof and striking palladium-inspired dormer raise the mansion’s exterior design above the neighborhood’s understated historic grandeur.

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

The single-family mansion boasts an original elevator and old-world details like imported Italian marble fireplace and an inlaid marble floor. A grand circular staircase leads to up to a roof skylight–and down to a fully-finished basement living area.

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

Within the six-story mansion are 18 rooms including 9 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces and 7 baths. The singularly stunning parlor floor overlooking the Dakota is the home’s showpiece, perfect for entertaining in grand Manhattan style.

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

5 West 73rd Street, upper west side, dakota, cool listings, townhouses, mansions

1,925 exterior square feet of terrace space allow for a rare city garden, and an even more rare rooftop aerie with one-of-a-kind views.

[Listing: 5 West 73rd Street by Michael Sieger and Lars Klingstedt for Sotheby’s International Realty]

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Photo credit: Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty.

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