Personally, this 2,500-square-foot triplex at 108 West 78th Street in the Broadway Corridor had us at its gorgeous exposed brick walls, but there’s plenty else to get hooked on even without its close proximity to some of the best New York City has to offer. What makes it even better? This beautifully appointed and fully-furnished rental can be yours (in a manner of speaking) for only $16,500 a month.
The second-floor parlor entrance opens into two huge living areas with 12-foot-high ceilings and Brazilian IPE flooring. One has over 400 square feet of perfection showcased by three oversized windows, including a lovely arched frame, all set in an entire wall of exposed brick (sigh); the other is even larger and offers a beautifully laid out living/dining/kitchen space that redefines the term “great” room.
The open kitchen features custom maple cabinets, KitchenAide and Wolf stainless steel appliances, factory-style pendant lighting – and more exposed brick (sigh again).
The first floor master suite is like an apartment unto itself, the ultimate in privacy and luxury, boasting built-in wood shelving, a sizable en suite bath, an even more sizable walk-in closet/dressing room (130-square feet but who’s counting) and access to a wonderfully large backyard with separate deck. Yeah, the word oasis easily comes to mind.
The garden level makes an ideal guest suite, with an open family/rec room, a wet bar (your guests will love you for THAT!), a kitchenette with both wine and full-sized refrigerators, a full bath, and a cozy bedroom. And, as one might expect from the “garden” level, you can get easily to the backyard from here too.
Fully furnished and only steps away from the Museum of Natural History and its Rose Planetarium, Shake Shack, Zabars, and Trader Joes, this Upper West Side three-bedroom, three-bath rental will surely charm you as quickly as it did us. (Did we mention all of the fantastic exposed brick?)
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side