Step into the Victorian era inside this $5.6M Upper West Side brownstone on Edgar Allan Poe Street

Posted On Tue, April 12, 2022 By

Posted On Tue, April 12, 2022 By In Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Scott Wintrow / Gross & Daley for Sotheby’s International Realty

Asking $5,595,000, this circa 1890 single-family brownstone at 340 West 84th Street is on the market for the first time in over half a century. The Romanesque Revival townhouse, designed by architect Joseph H. Taft, sits among a row of nine homes built together in the Riverside-West End Historic District. If you feel the home’s 18-foot width isn’t sufficient, its neighbors at 342 and 344 are also for sale.

The townhouse has maintained its Victorian interiors, framed by high ceilings, original woodwork and fretwork, and stained glass. The home has only had two owners, which is likely why so many of its intricate original details have been preserved.

Up the stone stoop, enter the parlor floor through an original carved face-keyed arch with double-leaf wood doors below a stained glass fanlight. The formal living room retains its original woodwork and decorative fireplace as well as a hand-painted ceiling decoration that has been professionally restored.

At the rear of the parlor floor is the dining room, ending in a stunning framed wall of windows that overlook the home’s deck and garden. Off the dining room, find a butler’s pantry and access to the kitchen below, as was the style of the era. The home’s original dumbwaiter is still here, awaiting restoration.

Downstairs beneath the stoop with its own entrance, the garden floor begins with a library, lit by a 1930s Czech glass chandelier. To the rear is an eat-in kitchen and family room. Off the kitchen is access to the home’s large patio and south-facing lawn and garden.

On the third floor, the primary bedroom and bath are tucked into the rear of the home. In front are a sitting room and office, all with original fireplaces and millwork.

On the home’s top floor are four more bedrooms, two full baths, and laundry facilities. Skylights in the bath and over the stairs bring in light from above. For more storage, a full cellar provides ample space as well as housing the home’s mechanicals.

Poet Edgar Allan Poe wrote “The Raven” while living nearby on West 84th Street near Broadway. This stretch of 84th Street has subsequently been named “Edgar Allan Poe Street.”

[Listing info: 340 West 84th Street at CityRealty]

[Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Marcy Bloomstein]


Photo credit: Scott Wintrow / Gross & Daley for Sotheby’s International Realty

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Neighborhoods : Upper West Side



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