It’s Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil promises six more weeks of winter–not necessarily a bad thing if you’re viewing the latest snowfall through a picturesque wall of windows while cozying up to a roaring fire. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this gorgeous townhouse at 343 East 84th Street in Yorkville.
New Yorkers never let a little snow cramp their style and this five-bedroom turn-of-the-century stunner is the perfect gathering place for all of your family and friends when the weather gets a little frightful. The majestic ballroom-sized living and dining area on the main floor features a soaring, double-height vaulted ceiling and is surrounded by a rich wood-paneled wall with a magnificent mantled fireplace on one side, exposed light-colored brick on the other, and a spectacular full wall of casement windows leading to a huge 800-square-foot private garden and patio space.
Prepare all the comfort food you want in the modern black-and-white-themed eat-in kitchen. A checkerboard floor adds a bit of whimsy to the clean lines of the Viking range and oversized Sub Zero refrigerator, and plenty of customized cabinet storage means you can be fully stocked when the forecast calls for record-breaking amounts of the white stuff.
The staircase by the entrance leads to a beautiful sun-drenched parlor floor lounge with a dramatic 11-foot ceiling, oversized windows, another fireplace and generous amounts of built-in cabinets and bookshelves, making it a warm and inviting retreat perfect for more intimate get-togethers or a solitary escape from a hectic day. Inlaid wood doors open up to the paneled balcony, which overlooks the grand main floor room and boasts its own share of built-ins.
Spread out over the upper two floors are the home’s five bedrooms with the master featuring a large terrace perched above the garden, an absolutely lovely spot for your morning coffee or unwinding on a summer evening with your favorite merlot.
Whether you rent this home for $20,000 per month or choose to make it permanent for $5.995 million, if you ever find yourself in the middle of your own Groundhog Day movie experience it’s definitely worth waking up here over and over again.
Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group