Historic Upper West Side mansion built for a Dow Jones founder asks $12M

Posted On Mon, June 18, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, June 18, 2018 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

Designed by prolific Upper West Side architect Charles T. Mott in 1891 for Dow Jones founder Edward Jones, the facade of this five-story townhouse at 325 West 76th Street hints at the rich history and the grand details within. The current owners renovated this 20-foot-wide, 7,515-square-foot home in the 21st century, slowly and meticulously preserving historic details in the transformation back to single-family mansion. This turn-key historic house is on the market for $11.9 million, including six bedrooms, an elevator, a screening room, a top-of-the-line kitchen and several entertaining spaces.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

Two levels of rooftop terrace were constructed to take advantage of Hudson River views.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

The garden floor is dedicated to entertaining space. At the front is a game room with a full bar; at the rear is a family room with a wall of built-in shelving to make sure everyone’s media and audio/visual needs are covered. Adjacent is a butler’s pantry with an entrance from the back garden as well as from the kitchen on the floor above.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

That back garden is a great escape, complete with blue stone paving, a stone fountain and greenery, all surrounded by a tall privacy fence.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

Entrance to the suitably grand parlor floor begins with a massive wooden entry door with heavy strap iron hardware. On this floor you’ll find restored moldings and banisters and artfully reproduced wainscoting surrounding modern finishes. The recent renovation created an open layout similar to that of a contemporary great room, anchored by the home’s original fireplace.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

Behind a pocket door in the dining room is a chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, a gas stove, SubZero fridge and banquette seating overlooking the garden.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

On the third floor are two bedrooms with custom closets and ensuite baths. The front bedroom has a lovely bowed window and a fireplace; the rear bedroom overlooks the garden. You’ll find a laundry room on this floor as well.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

The master suite occupies the front half of the home’s fourth floor. It’s blessed with a fireplace, a wall of windows and access to the grand front terrace. At the rear of the floor is another private sanctuary space offering a classic library with floor-to-ceiling shelving, a gas fireplace plus a greenhouse and balcony. On the top floor of the townhouse you’ll find three bedrooms and two baths, an exercise room with a special low-impact floor and a private sauna.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

In case you thought you’d seen the entire home in all of its amenity-filled glory, the roof offers yet another level of luxury: Dual roof decks top the townhouse creating sixth and seventh floors out-of-doors, complete with electrical outlets, a spiral staircase and fabulous Hudson view.

325 west 76th street, townhouses, upper west side, cool listings

There’s even more in the other direction: In the cellar you’ll find a fully-equipped home theater complete with a dry bar.

[Listing: 325 West 76th Street by Cathy Connolly and Lauren Cotten for Vandenberg]

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Images courtesy of Vandenberg.

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