Sometimes it takes a while to settle into a new place, but the minute we saw this spectacular residence on the market for $3.2 million in the Dorilton at 171 West 71st Street, it felt like home. While it’s true the landmarked building’s elaborate Edwardian façade could seem a little imposing, the warmth emanating from this immaculate, five-room Upper West Side home more than makes up for any airs the grand and gated entrance might convey.
Don’t get us wrong, the interior is still teeming with elegant touches; this mint condition home is exquisitely detailed, from the three decorative fireplaces, to the beautifully patterned wood floors, to the beamed ceilings.
Multiple French doors housed beneath intricate molding lead the way from room to room. An abundance of full-length windows in the double corner living room ensure not only an exceptionally bright space, but optimal city and park views as well. The formal dining room features a lovely stained glass bay window and even lovelier dark wood finishes that add a wealth of character to the room’s inviting atmosphere. The geometric, beamed ceiling is without a doubt the focal point of the room.
The completely renovated kitchen is easy on the eyes and has absolutely everything you need, including plenty of sunshine illuminating the cozy eat-in counter– the perfect place to start the day with your morning cup of coffee.
Add two spacious bedrooms and two gorgeous bathrooms, and this impeccable residence will take no time to get used to; just move in and you’ll feel right at home from day one. (But don’t be surprised if you find us hanging around!)
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side