$750K brownstone aerie on the Upper West Side has classic Manhattan charm–and an elevator

Posted On Mon, June 25, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, June 25, 2018 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

This quintessential brownstone apartment on the top floor at 140 West 74th Street might not be what comes to mind when you think of penthouse living, but 10-foot ceilings, tons of exposed brick, and plenty of pre-war charm–coupled with a perfect spot on the Upper West Side–could make this co-op studio a top choice for a Manhattan pied-a-terre. A price of $749,000 and the fact that it’s not a walk-up help make the case, as does the view of the tree-lined West 70s from a wall of windows.

This fetchingly decorated bolthole does, as the listing offers, look like a breath of fresh air. It was originally a one-bedroom home but has been converted to an open space.

In the renovated kitchen you’ll find stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, a stone backsplash and granite worktops.

There’s a custom Murphy bed tucked away to keep things tidy if efficiency is your thing; the space can easily be reconfigured to create a one-bedroom for living a bit larger.

In the bath, opalescent tiles in shades of blue and green with white accents make the everyday space both colorful and tranquil.

Just in time for mid-summer, the unit’s through-the-wall air conditioner is already through the wall, two ceiling fans lazily swirl overhead–and Central Park is just a few blocks away. Great closets and plenty of storage help keep things tidy. The elevator (rare for multi-family brownstones) building is one of three turn-of-the-century houses that comprise a well-run pet- and pied-a-terre-friendly co-op.

[Listing: 140 West 74th Street 5B by Sabrina Seidner and Israel Irenshtain for Corcoran Group]

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