8 Beds 8 Baths 5,709 Sq.Ft.
Grand Townhome in Lincoln Square
Nestled on a picturesque Upper West Side block, 131 West 71st Street is an exceptional 19' wide 5-story Renaissance Revival townhome, which has been restored to combine an abundance of stunning original detail with wonderful modern appointments.
This grand residence affords 8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms throughout its approximately 6,500 square feet of magnificent interior living space, plus an additional approximately 600 square feet of outdoor space in the serene garden and terrace. Oversized windows, high ceilings, and outstanding room proportions provide abundant natural light and a bright, airy feel throughout.
Gorgeous, well-preserved original features include a beautiful restored Tiffany glass skylight and intricately crafted woodwork throughout the flooring, two staircases, window shutters, paneling, beamed ceilings and built-in cabinetry. There are 8 elegant fireplaces with ornately detailed mantels, three of which are wood-burning.
This gracious, well-maintained home is outfitted with modern appointments including Lutron lighting, alarm and intercom systems, central air conditioning/heating with temperature controls in every room, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Located on a picturesque townhouse block in the heart of Lincoln Square, this outstanding residence lies in close proximity to Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Time Warner Center and some of the best dining and shopping New York City has to offer.
The finished basement level affords a spacious recreation room, kitchenette, large laundry room with an adjacent bathroom, abundant storage and a separate room for home mechanicals.
The delightful Garden Floor is comprised of a grand eat-in chef's kitchen, a guest suite with its own separate entrance, and two powder rooms. The spacious eat-in chef's kitchen is replete with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, including a Viking Pro 48" Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, Thermador oven, and a large Wolf stove. There is plentiful counter space, custom wood cabinetry, and a large center island. A spacious dining area overlooks the lush private garden through French doors.
Ideal for entertaining, the beautifully landscaped garden provides paved patio space, outdoor lighting, and is outfitted for a gas grill.
The Garden Floor also features a separate guest suite, with a bedroom and full en suite bath. Perfect for use as a home office, guest or staff quarters, this suite can be privately accessed by the home's second entrance, located underneath the stoop. Additional storage space is afforded under the stoop as well.
Ascend the grand stoop and through the magnificent oak doors to the home's oak paneled entry foyer with exquisite inlaid flooring and original mahogany mirror. The home's beautiful, architecturally detailed entry foyer features an elegant central staircase crafted with impressive woodwork.
Complete with high ceilings and an elegant wood-burning fireplace, the South-facing formal parlor receives abundant sunlight and overlooks the tree-lined street through an oversized front window. The formal parlor, with its delicate Lincrusta Frieze and mahogany woodwork, spills into an oak wainscoted living room with coffered ceilings and a magnificent wood-burning fireplace. Dramatic Greek Key bordered floors have been fully restored and the original pocket doors separate the rooms. A sweeping elliptical rear staircase sunlit by a 16-foot leaded glass window leads to the Garden Floor below.
The Third Floor is dedicated to the home's regal master suite. The well-proportioned master bedroom has a captivating gold-embellished ceiling and en-suite spa master bath, complete with a marble floor, vanity, Jacuzzi tub and steam shower.
A spectacular birdseye maple dressing room with original shaving sink separates the bedroom from a spacious private library/sitting room which receives ample South light through grand windows and features a wood-burning fireplace.
The Fourth Floor affords two gracious bedrooms, each with abundant closets, custom millwork and its own sink. The front bedroom features an additional walk-in closet and receives charming treetop views. The rear bedroom has an adjacent private terrace, which overlooks the garden below. A sizable full bathroom with a luxurious soaking tub completes this level, and each bedroom is graced with an elegant mantel.
The Fifth Floor affords three bedrooms, each with its own spacious closet, and two full bathrooms. Outstanding natural light is received through large windows, as well as from two grand skylights above.
Built in 1890 in Renaissance-Revival style, 131 West 71st Street was designed by Thom & Wilson for John T. and James A. Farley, renowned Upper West Side developers of the era. The Farley brothers built four townhomes on the vacant land on West 71st Street, which stretched from No. 131 through 137.
In 1896, No. 131 became home to the family of well-known educator Duane Shuler Everson, who founded Duane S. Everson's College School for Boys. The Everson Family retained ownership of the home for several generations until 1980, when they donated it to the neighboring Grace & St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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