Built in 1903, the 12-story building at 27 West 67th Street is the oldest of eight that comprise the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District. The studio buildings–which now find themselves next to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the Time Warner Center on the Upper West Side–were built by a group of artists to provide live/work space on what was then a block of ramshackle stables. Asking $4,950,000, this graceful pre-war duplex is as much an important part of New York City history as it is creative and cool. The stylishly renovated three-bedroom co-op was, until 2007, the residence of graphic designer Milton Glaser, creator of the “I ♥ NY” campaign among other iconic designs and co-founder of “New York” magazine. Another unusual thing about this pretty property: It comes with an additional room on the building’s top floor, perfect for a gym, home office–or artist’s studio.
The first thing you’ll notice is the home’s grand scale, highlighted by unusual and dramatic 17-foot vaulted brick ceilings. On the main floor, one of two living areas is a raised sitting lounge with a massive picture window.
A sprawling dream kitchen has granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, a Sub-Zero fridge and wine cooler and a Viking range with grill and vented hood. There’s plenty of space for eating and entertaining including a dining room adjacent to the kitchen.
Also on this floor are a private bedroom with a full bathroom. Modern fixtures and fittings complement those gorgeous original ceilings.
Up a dramatic contemporary metal staircase is a luxurious master suite with windows that overlook the grand space below, a large dressing area and a master bath with a steam shower. Also up here are a third bedroom and full bath and an abundance of closets.
Modern upgrades include new casement windows, multi-zone central A/C and a washer/dryer. In addition to that upstairs room, the unit comes with basement storage bin. The building offers a 24-hour doorman and elevator operator and a planted rooftop garden.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.