48 W 85th St

48 W 85th St

7 Beds 6 Baths 7,560 Sq.Ft.


Situated on a tree-lined block just off Central Park West, this magnificent 20-foot-wide, 5-story townhouse encompasses approximately 7,560 square feet (which includes a full basement) and approximately 975 square feet of outdoor space.  Rich in history and architectural grandeur, it has been meticulously renovated and carefully restored, preserving the original 19th century details.  The grand-scaled rooms of the residence are beautifully enhanced by soaring ceilings, tall doorways, crown moldings, hand-carved millwork, pocket doors, original shutters, herringbone hardwood flooring, seven fireplaces and a majestic mahogany staircase.  In its current configuration, a separate apartment was created on the lower level, but the residence could easily be a single-family home.  Built in 1886, in Queen Ann style with Neo-Grec elements, this brownstone was designed by distinguished Manhattan architects Arthur M. Thom & James W. Wilson and built by James A. Frame.  The architectural firm Thom & Wilson was renowned for the noteworthy homes they developed in the late 19th century, contributing to the special architectural and historic character of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.   The facade has bow front windows, carved ornamental designs and a wide box stoop.  Garden Level:  Currently, the lower level of the home is set up as a separate apartment (living room, dining room, kitchen, 1-2 bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a washer/dryer) with its own entrance.  This level could easily be converted to a kitchen/family room (please see rendering in photo series).  The light is extraordinary and a set of glass doors opens up to a landscaped South-facing garden with lush plantings.   Parlor Floor:  With a soaring 12-foot ceiling, the impressive parlor level includes a 34-foot Great Room with a fireplace with a hand-carved mantelpiece and original pocket doors.  An elegant Formal Dining room with exquisite original wood paneling features a coffered ceiling and a fireplace and has double-doors made of  leaded-glass windows opening onto a delightful planted terrace.  There is also a windowed kitchen on this level and garden access via a staircase from the terrace.  Third Floor:  Currently configured as a sumptuous master suite plus Library, there is a large bedroom, bowed window, two fireplaces, a sprawling dressing room, ample closets and a luxuriously-appointed marble bathroom.  Fourth Floor:  There are two generous bedrooms, each with a fireplace, and a large dressing room.  The Southern bedroom has a renovated bathroom and a charming terrace overlooking verdant townhouse gardens.  Fifth Floor:  Enhanced by a stunning stained-glass skylight, the top floor has two bedrooms, a fireplace, a renovated full-bathroom, a study, and laundry facilities.  There is also a pristine finished basement of approximately 1,315 square feet with a 9'6" ceiling.  It has a full-bathroom with a steam shower, storage facilities and a laundry room.  There is ample space for a gym or home entertainment center.     The entire residence is flooded with glorious natural light and there is a multi-zoned heating and cooling system.  Located in the historic district, the home is less than a block from Central Park and is in close proximity to a myriad of museums, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and shops.  Annual Real Estate Taxes:  Approximately $54,038

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48 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024


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Steffen Kral

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Total Bedrooms: 7
Full Bathrooms: 6
Area & Lot
Lot Area 2,043 Sq.Ft.
Living area 7,560 Sq.Ft.
Year Built 1900
Type Townhouse
Status Townhouse Rentals
Lease Price $32,000/mo

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