On a quintessential Upper West Side block—just two blocks away from both Riverside and Central Parks—this one-bedroom duplex at 141 West 85th Street packs a lot of pre-war Manhattan charm. Exposed brick and wood beams, a wood-burning fireplace, a spiral staircase—check, check, and check. Best of all, the top-floor residence comes with a patch of private outdoor space in the form of a lovely landscaped terrace off the bedroom. It’s now on the market for $1,075,000 after selling in 2017 for $915,000.
You enter into the square living room, boasting 10-foot ceilings and three south-facing windows. The wood-burning fireplace framed by a restored mantle and a full wall of exposed brick provides an anchor point for the room. Exposed wood beams and hardwood floors add to the laid-back loft vibe.
The open kitchen has mahogany cabinets, a neutral backsplash, and granite counters. You’ll find additional built-in shelves under a breakfast bar. Amenities include a radiant cooktop, a dishwasher, and an LG clothes washer.
Up the wrought-iron spiral staircase is the bedroom with loft ceilings, a walk-in closet, and additional hidden storage under the steps to the windows. The bathroom is also on this floor and features a glass-enclosed shower and a cheery viridian tile treatment.
The large windows in the bedroom double as sliding doors which take you to a private decked terrace with built-in bench seating and planters with native New York wildflowers.
The four-story walk-up building dates back to 1900 and has five units. Pets are generally welcome but will be approved on a case by case basis.
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Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side