Asking $2.5M, ‘this old house’ on the Upper West Side belonged to Bob Villa
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Asking $2.5M, ‘this old house’ on the Upper West Side belonged to Bob Villa

October 18, 2017

Fans of the renovation show “This Old House” will appreciate this Upper West Side townhouse at 21 West 75th Street. Bob Vila, the host of the show for 10 years, owned the home with his son, Chris. Built in 1909 by John C. Umberfield and designed by architect George Walgrove, the historic townhouse inspired many episodes of the show. And in the show’s spirit, it was more recently renovated and restored before being divided into five condos. This condo, asking $2.5 million, occupies the full third floor of the property.

A formal foyer leads to the great room, topped by 10-foot-tall, original plaster ceilings. The floors are lined with an extremely intricate face-nailed Marquetry design. The original stained leaded glass windows remain in place, as well.

More recent upgrades include central AC, a washer/dryer, and an eat-in kitchen. The sleek, modern kitchen was decorated with carrara marble counters.

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms over 1,692 square feet. Each room gets plenty of natural light.

Photo via Landmark West

The Renaissance Revival townhouse was designed as part of six row houses along 75th Street. Its grand architecture is only rivaled by the location, just a half block from Central Park and two blocks from the Museum of Natural History.

[At CityRealty]

[Listing: 21 West 75th Street, #3 by Steven Parrino for Brown Harris Stevens]


Photos by Browns Harris Stevens

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