If you can’t afford the multi-millions it takes to buy a townhouse off Central Park West, this duplex at 132 West 78th Street may do the trick. Of course, the price is still significant with an ask of $1,795,000. But it’s a smaller sum for a lovely, historic pad–the co-op takes up two floors of a brownstone, which is located on a block of even more gorgeous brownstones. And did we mention it’s located less than a block away from the Museum of Natural History, and one block from Central Park?
The entire unit is decked out with lots of historic detailing–12-foot-high ceilings, original hardwood floors, restored moldings and French doors. There are also two beautiful carved wood fireplaces, one on each floor. The first floor holds a formal dining room, a renovated kitchen and a private terrace. Upstairs is the living room and master bedroom.
The master bedroom is outfitted with built-in cabinet and closet space, as well as a juliet balcony that faces tree-lined 78th Street. That’s a view we wouldn’t mind waking up to every morning.
The apartment is unique in that it has two outdoor spaces–a terrace (big enough to seat four) that overlooks the building’s private garden, as well as the juliet balcony off of the bedroom.
132 West 78th Street shares the block with other historic townhouses, the restaurants and cafes along Columbus Avenue, and a popular neighborhood school, PS 87. Add in your proximity to Central Park, and you’ve got the epitome of an Upper West Side home. If you’d like to check out the interior in person, there’s an open house scheduled for this Sunday, April 12th, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side