Historic Riverside Mansion Designed by Notable Architect Asks $14 Million

Posted On Fri, June 5, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, June 5, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Within the Riverside Drive-West 80th-81st Street Historic District on the Upper West Side, there’s a row of eight stunning townhouses built in the Elizabethan Renaissance Revival style. The row was designed by the prominent architect Clarence True, who contributed greatly to the development surrounding Riverside Park. Elegant properties like this one at 320 West 80th Street attracted the New York City elite around the turn of the century, and not much has changed today. Now the mansion is on the market for $14 million.

320 West 80th Street, Upper West Side, mansion

320 West 80th Street, mansion, Upper West Side

If you’re impressed by the exterior of the home, you will not be disappointed upon walking inside. Original details include eight original fireplaces, original wood paneling, pocket doors, the original flooring, beams, and stairs.

320 West 80th Street, Clarence True, Upper West Side

The original staircase is located right in the center of the house, which is unique. But it’s actually a hallmark of Clarence True’s design, and creates space in the upper floors of the home.

320 West 80th Street, Upper West Side, mansion

If you haven’t already guessed, this mansion comes with tons of space–6,500 square feet, to be exact. The price tag will get you five bedrooms, two kitchens, a library, family room, and a sky-lit media room.

320 West 80th Street, Upper West Side, Clarence True

The whole house is serviced by an elevator as well. And there’s a private, south-facing garden. Are you drooling yet? Last year we featured another townhouse within this row that’s a little less extravagant and sold for $11.25 million. Let’s see if this one gets its hefty asking price.

[Listing: 320 West 80th Street by Richard Pretsfelder, Jed Garfield and Alex Yoel of Leslie J. Garfield]

Photos courtesy of Leslie J. Garfield

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